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12/05/14

How did Walker and the Fitzes win Wisconsin? Acting!

Our co-host for the next stop on our all-inclusive magical mystery cruise through The Emerald City is Jon Lovitz’s SNL character, Master Thespian. (How does he do it? Acting!)

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12/03/14

Mau-mauing the Ferguson police to feed the victim narrative

Last week during a sympathy march in Madison (of course) for the Ferguson rioters, one civic-minded businessperson told Bring It! “I swear I heard this chant when stuck in traffic because of the protestors … ‘Pants up. Don’t loot.’”

Posted at 08:38 AM | Permalink | Comments: 28

12/01/14

It’s a Capitol view from the top

We in Madison should not take our State Capitol for granted. It is the grandest building in Wisconsin — more art than most museums, and that includes Milwaukee’s Calatrava. They do not build them that way anymore.

Posted at 01:33 PM | Permalink | Comments: 6

11/25/14

The Ferguson verdict reflects a split-screen America

The split screens on the all-news cable TV channels Monday night reflected the political divide in America today. There was President Obama on the right half of the screen, the nation’s first black president, pleading for calm while seeming to indict the Ferguson legal system. The left side of the screen depicted a police car billowing fire in Ferguson, Mo.

Posted at 11:50 AM | Permalink | Comments: 10

11/24/14

No union contracts, no problems in Dane County

Collective bargaining died in Dane County and the world didn’t end. Which is not to say that the usual gang of Cassandras aren’t forecasting falling skies. “Joe Parisi has got to go,” Madame Brenda wails. A comment posted at madison.com threatens a labor strike. Really want to test Act 10 and Scott Walker?

Posted at 01:02 PM | Permalink | Comments: 8

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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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