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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Perspective on defense spending

As was widely reported on Monday, the Department of Defense is proposing a package of wide-ranging cuts to the nation’s military.

The proposal hadn’t even been officially unveiled before criticisms were leveled at President Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Continue reading

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Reporters prefer Twitter

Do you follow Wisconsin Radio Network on Facebook? Or do you read our Tweets? Continue reading

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You stay classy, Camp Randall student section

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

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Inglett saga featured on “This American Life”

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

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No law against preposterousness

nicknamesThere’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

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Modeling good driving behavior

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

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Gumballs and burritos

gumballcropGovernor 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

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