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Could Madison please have some adult supervision — and some leadership?

Voters just approved a $41 million spending referendum. Now the Madison Metro School District says it needs to cut $10.8 million to cover a deficit. This is after rewarding its unionized teachers and support staff with a 2.5% pay increase in the budget approved late last year.

Posted at 01:56 PM | Permalink | Comments: 13


Is ‘Young & Gifted’ planning violence?

It appears that Young, Gifted and Black may be planning violent protests in response to what it presumes will be the district attorney’s decision not to prosecute the Madison police for the shooting death of Tony T. Robinson on March 6.

Posted at 01:03 PM | Permalink | Comments: 16


When the referees don’t get it right, you still have to keep playing

We’re still on a hoops high here at the Stately Manor. The turning point of Saturday night’s already legendary game was Trey Lyles slapping our Josh Gasser upside the head and not even getting a foul call, much less a technical 1.

Posted at 08:51 AM | Permalink | Comments: 14


Madison liberals will protest the city they have created and governed

Who knew? Madison — a city governed by liberals, progressives, and socialists for the past 40 years — does not have enough regulations to contain the bloodlust of its police! At least, so those self-same rulers say.

Posted at 12:52 PM | Permalink | Comments: 39


Write in Mike Koval for mayor of Madison

One of the great political movies of all time, ranking up there with The Manchurian Candidate and Advise and Consent, is Animal House, that 1978 classic about a ribald college fraternity.

Posted at 01:13 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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