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Scott Walker gives a liberal answer on Milwaukee crime

Speaking of Friday’s gubernatorial debate, Our Ms. Burke was asked if she would undo Act 10. She never answered nor did the panelists, sworn to keep the candidates on task, demand an answer.

Posted at 08:25 AM | Permalink | Comments: 11


Jobs, schmobs! Walker-Burke is about the teachers unions

This governor’s race is giving me the heebie-jeebies. It’s closer than a busy locker room gymnasium in August. Here is what the Wisconsin governor’s race is not about: It’s not about jobs, the button issue Democratic challenger Mary Burke pushes hardest. It’s about three things.

Posted at 03:04 PM | Permalink | Comments: 14


Seeing and tasting a wealth of beauty in Wisconsin’s hill and farm country

One of the best things I’ve done this year is driving the Farm/Art DTour last weekend. It’s part of the now-concluded, 10-day Reedsburg Fermentation Fest, which includes seminars on making your own yogurt, mozzarella, ethanol, and Japanese miso — among many other things.

Posted at 08:15 AM | Permalink | Comments: 25


Koch Brothers take over Philadelphia schools!

They’re everywhere! A Capital Newspapers Inc. reader reports Burke yard signs stolen on Madison’s east side, names Koch Brothers as persons of interest. Now the Brothers Koch (including hideously deformed brother Alec) have taken over the Philadelphia public schools.

Posted at 09:50 AM | Permalink | Comments: 10


Mary Burke may not be leading*, but she emanates like crazy

About that full-page cover of the Sept. 24 Burke Weekly Times, dominated by the strong and warm one herself over a headline ballyhooing “Mary Burke is winning*.” Never mind. After further review, it appears that a key ingredient in a “complex statistical model developed for The Capital Times” is GIGO* (*garbage in, garbage out).

Posted at 08:59 AM | Permalink | Comments: 10

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Raised on a farm near Sun Prairie, David Blaska is a recovering liberal who spent 18 years in daily newspapers, including 12 at The Capital Times in Madison as a reporter and editor. He served Gov. Tommy Thompson as acting press secretary in 1998 and is a veteran and survivor of 19 years in state government. He served 12 years on the Dane County Board of Supervisors. From December 2007 to November 2011 he wrote the consistently popular "Blaska's Blog" for Isthmus online's "The Daily Page" until, he says, the intolerant liberals ran him off. He blogs from Madison.

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