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Suspected federalist freethinker outed and ousted at University of Wisconsin

We do not know whether Robert King, one of the three finalists for president of the University of Wisconsin System, was shoved or pushed. But either way, he was out. Yes, Wisconsin dodged a bullet. King was a suspected conservative and his offenses are many.

Posted at 06:32 AM | Permalink | Comments: 9


We are going to miss the old college football system

The sportswriters appear to be unanimous in wishing a not-so-fond farewell to the Bowl Championship Series. Never understood that. Big fan of Andy Baggot in the Wisconsin State Journal, but he dropped the ball on third down this morning. He writes, “No more computers ... no more bias and secrecy ... no more hype and prejudice ...”

Posted at 08:58 AM | Permalink | Comments: 2


MSNBC’s racist road rage is spinning out of control

The Stately Manor is hunkered down for the coldest day in 18 years. The drive-through window at the Policy Research Werkes (and Tanning Salon) is closed. The indentured servants are wearing their mukluks. The airborne visitors to the Experimental Work Farm and Penal Colony get extra rations of suet, safflower, and Niger thistle seed. Aide de camp Ruben Mamoulian appears to be hibernating after consuming the last bag of Fiddle Faddle during the Packers’ futile, game-ending defensive stand. The Squire refuses to leave the Manor to get more.

Posted at 10:46 AM | Permalink | Comments: 10


Walker, Epic rule in the year 2014

It was touch and go, but the pallet of vacuum tubes arrived from North Korea (don’t ask) just in time to fire up Old Sparky, the venerable Sperry-Rand Univac computer. The white lab coats here at the Blaska Policy Research Werkes and Tanning Salon fed the balky mainframe a binful of punch cards encoded with the latest empirical data. Our mission: forecast the future so that you, the businessperson, can prosper in the new year come hell or global warming! After much whirring and clanking, the rusty wreck issued a puff of smoke and these startling 2014 predictions.

Posted at 06:59 AM | Permalink | Comments: 37


Madison’s progressive heroes of 2013, Part 2

The Emerald City of Madison churns out collectivist scolds like the Sorcerer’s Apprentice in Fantasia. Tuesday’s classic blog was not enough to contain the plentitude. (Two popular movie references in one sentence!) Truly, this is the land of Oz. Pay close attention to these wizards in front of and behind the screen.

Posted at 07:33 AM | Permalink | Comments: 17

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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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