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Civility is a one-way street on Madison’s isthmus

Democrats took great glee in marginalizing presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a member of the despised One Percent two years ago. When Republicans returned the favor in the case of the Democrats’ candidate for governor of Wisconsin, the emeritus editor of The Capital Times (the corporation that speaks as if it were a person) cried foul.

Posted at 06:13 AM | Permalink | Comments: 9


Under Gov. Walker, cows giving more milk but Democrats still sour

Scott Walker in his State of the State address Wednesday night proved that Democrats will cheer for walleye but not tax cuts. Walker cheekily drew attention to that exception to the opposition’s sour mood. I’m not sure the Democrats could bring themselves out of their funk when the governor announced that Wisconsin’s cows are giving more milk.

Posted at 07:05 AM | Permalink | Comments: 18


Can anyone derail Mary Burke?

Time magazine’s current cover asks, “Can anyone stop Hillary?” Wisconsin progressives are asking, “Can anyone stop Mary Burke?” Burke, the Fifth Amendment candidate, is in the driver’s seat for the Democratic nomination for governor, if you will pardon that snarky allusion to the unfortunate traffic accident that knocked Kathleen Vinehout out of the running. Or the train wreck in Caledonia.

Posted at 09:02 AM | Permalink | Comments: 6


Why does Madison speak no evil of political censorship?

Calling Bill Lueders of the Freedom of Information Council. Calling Scott Milfred and Chris Rickert of the Wisconsin State Journal. Calling John Nichols and Paul Fanlund of The Capital Times. Calling Neil Heinen of WISC-TV3. Calling Jay Heck of Common Cause and Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Calling all who value the First Amendment’s guarantee of free political speech. Where are you?

Posted at 11:54 AM | Permalink | Comments: 12


Are today’s young turning away from welfare state liberalism?

Barack Obama is one of this nation’s youngest presidents, but his party is skewing old. (Some would say that Democrats are also skewing the young.) Today’s young adults may be turning Churchill’s adage upside down — the one about being young and liberal, old and conservative.

Posted at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments: 11

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About This Blog

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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