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Madison citizens have Chief Koval’s back

Someone tapped Mayor Soglin on the shoulder and said Madison’s elected leaders are sending out a very strong message that it’s okay to resist a police arrest.

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Blame society, the police, guns — then wonder why some act irresponsibly

We aspiring journalists were taught to avoid clichés like … well, the plague. The liberal handwringers are working the latest bumper sticker sentiment hard. It’s the “We have failed …” trope.

Posted at 02:23 PM | Permalink | Comments


Mayor, D.A., and Common Council kick and spit on Madison police

You don’t have to be The Amazing Criswell to predict that next spring’s elections for Madison Common Council will be hotly contested. Eleven of the 20 alders just doubled down on attracting opponents. It is time to clean house.

Posted at 10:14 AM | Permalink | Comments


Two women resisted arrest Tuesday: only one is a cause célèbre

Wisconsin State Journal cartoonist Phil Hands may be the best journalist in town who doesn’t live in the Stately Manor.

Posted at 12:00 PM | Permalink | Comments


Release the hounds … I mean, delegates

To all of my conservative friends (for you ARE my friends) who accuse me of putting Angela Davis on the Supreme Court if I don’t back Trump, I have this witty riposte: nyaah, nyaah!

Posted at 10:12 AM | Permalink | Comments

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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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