Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still


The late Bill Kraus defined what it meant to be a citizen of Wisconsin

It was called “The Bullpen.” Just inside the front door of the governor’s office in the East Wing of the State Capitol was, and remains to this day, a large room populated by desks, cubicles, telephones, and all the necessary tools of a government at work.

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Wisconsin’s economic development can be enhanced by bipartisan approach

Some issues addressed by state government are unavoidably partisan, but the economic vitality of Wisconsin need not be one of them.

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Computer science education taking many routes as workforce needs grow

As the digital economy grows, the need for people who are skilled in writing code, managing networks, and protecting against cyberattacks has become akin to feeding a large, insatiable baby. The more it’s fed, the bigger the appetite.

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Gene-modified babies violate scientific ethics and process

Sadly, it was only a matter of time before a scientist somewhere outside the United States claimed to have created the world’s first genetically altered human babies.

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Wisconsin R&D figures reflect strengths — and some challenges

The annual report by the National Science Foundation on research and development spending by U.S. colleges and universities confirmed what many people already know: The UW–Madison is a powerhouse when it comes to attracting R&D dollars.

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Tom Still is president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. He is the former associate editor of the Wisconsin State Journal.



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