What are we?

“What are you?”

That’s the question asked of my wife, an occupational therapist who works for a home health agency, by a patient who had just shared, unprompted, how pleased she was with Donald Trump’s victory on Tuesday.

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WIBA’s John Colbert retires

Tomorrow will be John Colbert’s last day on the air at WRN affiliate WIBA in Madison. In addition to co-anchoring the news (with daughter and WIBA news director Robin Colbert) on Madison in the Morning, John has spent the past 41 years covering the state Capitol in Madison. Continue reading

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Kleefisch finds Trump’s language ‘earmuff’ worthy

12694666_10153325120728021_6031529681607832363_oWRN’s Andrew Beckett caught up with Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch recently, and asked whether she’d consider taking her two young daughters to a rally for Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump. Her response was kind of priceless. Continue reading

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Johnson campaign puts out Groundhog Day statement

Democrat Russ Feingold lost his U.S. Senate seat to Republican Ron Johnson in 2011. Feingold was first elected to the Senate in 1993, the same year that one of my favorite Bill Murray movies was released. That may seem like a coincidence, but a statement released today by the Johnson campaign says otherwise. Continue reading

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I wonder if Governor Walker knows about this?

I’m not an especially rabid football fan, but if there’s one team I’ve disliked over the years, it would have to be the Dallas Cowboys. Continue reading

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Governor Walker’s inaugural address (AUDIO)

Governor Scott Walker was sworn in for his second term on Monday. Here’s the text of his remarks as delivered: Continue reading

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Because we’d rather Beyonce than be informed

A Houston radio station has dropped its all news format and canned the 47 workers dedicated to producing it. The transition manifested itself abruptly on the air Tuesday morning, when listeners heard back-to-back BeyonceContinue reading

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D.C. NFL team’s nickname has a Wisconsin connection

Well it’s football season again. In the NFL game, coverage of domestic abuse and child abuse has been the off field focus, while controversy surrounding the franchise in Washington D.C. is still percolating. And believe it or not, there’s a Wisconsin connection to the latter. Continue reading

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Union chief deems Walker ad unsafe

scottholeChances are, if you’ve seen the latest television spot from Governor Scott Walker‘s campaign, you’ve noticed that he’s standing in a big hole. Jeff Kaminski noticed that too, but it’s not all that got his attention. Continue reading

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Best place to live *

Think twice before you spark one here in the best place to live in America – at least if you’re black. Although its headline doesn’t say it, the Wisconsin State Journal reports that “African-Americans in Madison were arrested or cited for marijuana offenses at about 12 times the rate of whites.” Gosh, that’s about the same rate as every other city in the country. Continue reading

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