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The party convention will decide the nominee

In a few days, we’ll run the punch cards through Old Smoky, our Eisenhower-era mainframe computer, to predict how Wisconsin will vote next Tuesday. But here is my prediction: Wisconsin will help produce a contested convention.

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‘It’s time we stop, children; what’s that sound?’

It is 1968, that annus horribilis. The incumbent is a lame duck. The world is aflame; America’s inner cities are burning. Hillary Clinton is Hubert Humphrey, that uninspiring establishment candidate, challenged by a Gene McCarthy figure: idealistic but ungrounded, with no chance of success.

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Madison’s trickle-down theory of education

I’m going to be sick. “John Matthews is a champion of public education and Wisconsin”? So says the Corporation that Speaks in the Progressive Voice.

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Give the towns a hand! They got local control

Imagine if Leland Pan was among those who determined the future of your rural community? Leland is the former campus radical who served on the Dane County Board of Supervisors. He’s the one who unlocked the doors of the City-County Building after hours so the Black Lives Matter hordes could run amok a year ago.

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Can America in 2016 learn from Nancy and Ron?

Retail has been said to be location, location, location (at least, before e-commerce.) Of politics, timing is everything.

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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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