Monthly Archives: July 2012

Tommy and Ted: blood brothers for freedom

I’ve no idea who first observed that politics makes strange bedfellows, but the truism has never been more true than it is today, when Tommy Thompson and Ted Nugent come together.

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The reliable Senator Grothman (AUDIO)

Fans of the verbally combative, pull no punches style in politics are seldom disappointed by state Senator Glenn Grothman. The West Bend Republican is never at a loss for words, and seldom forgoes an opportunity to hold forth with the … Continue reading

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Sensenbrenner weighs in on Bachman’s latest (VIDEO)

Representative Michelle Bachman, for the uninitiated, is a Republican representing Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District. You may know Bachman from her gaffe-laden run for the Republican presidential nomination, during which she distinguished herself less on policy than on her knack for … Continue reading

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Oshkosh Defense trucks do star turn

Holy cheeseheads, Batman. I received a phone call this afternoon from a media rep for Oshkosh Defense, letting me know that two of the firm’s fine Wisconsin-built vehicles are featured in the new Batman movie, and will be parked outside the … Continue reading

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Levity in the Senate (AUDIO)

State Senators Bob Jauch, a Democrat from Poplar, and Mike Ellis, a Neenah Republican, have a bit of a history for trading little jokes at each other’s expense. That’s no small accomplishment, given the partisan rancor of the past year … Continue reading

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YouTube as news source

A study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism finds YouTube emerging as a major news platform, especially for eyewitness videos of major events and natural disasters.

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State Office Building gets a cleaning

One of my favorite Madison buildings is getting a cleaning. The State Office Building (yes there are many such but this is THE state office building) is on the National Register of Historic places. A colleague described this art deco … Continue reading

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Ryan, Walker and Priebus – together

For Republicans, this has got to be like some sort of favorable planetary alignment: Governor Scott Walker, Representative Paul Ryan and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, together in one place. For Democrats, these three together would be more akin … Continue reading

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