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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Zielinski’s mea culpa should resonate

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

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Walker comments on announcements from Burke and Van Hollen (AUDIO)

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

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WisEye condemns Planned Parenthood

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)

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