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I’ve never been to a UW Madison football game, so I can’t claim any firsthand knowledge of the infamously obscene chanting that emanates from the student section every game. But I did confirm that (of course) it took place at Saturday’s game against Brigham Young University, and if the UW students are incapable of embarrassing themselves in front of visitors from that school, they’re clearly unlikely to ever stop this on their own. Continue reading
Fans of Public Radio International’s This American Life got to hear the story of Joshua Inglett over the weekend. The whole story. Continue reading
There’s something more than a little ridiculous about the flap over the name of the professional football franchise in Washington, D.C. And by that I don’t mean that many people of all different ethnic heritages find the Redskins moniker to be embarrassing and insulting. I mean the ridiculousness of the arguments put forward in defense of its continued use. The ridiculousness of the idea that this is something worth defending. Continue reading
I was out walking the dogs Saturday night when it happened. We were waiting at a busy intersection (the end of the westbound Beltline exit ramp at Midvale Boulevard for those of you who know Madison.) A car slowed to a stop for the red. Continue reading
Governor Scott Walker is scheduled to sign his $100 million property tax cut bill into law on Sunday. The measure moved through the legislature at lightning fast speed. Continue reading
I’ll leave it to the reader to decide whether I took a cheap shot when the news of his OWI arrest hit back in August, but now Graeme Zielinski has written an apparently heartfelt apology. Continue reading
Governor Scott Walker spoke with reporters in Eau Claire this morning and fielded questions about Democrat Mary Burke‘s announcement that she’ll run for governor next year, and Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen‘s announcement that he won’t seek reelection.
AUDIO: Governor Scott Walker 3:15
WiscosninEye, the nonprofit public interest channel which covers state government, is condemming Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin for “distorted” use of WisconsinEye legislative coverage for a TV commercial. WisconsinEye President/CEO John Henkes issued a press release on the controversy.
READ: WisconsinEye release (PDF)
A reader letter to the Wisconsin State Journal today suggests that the easiest way to stop the “Solidarity Singers” would be to stop covering them. Not likely. Continue reading