Monthly Archives: August 2012

No love for the political media

I’m not a frequent visitor to the Daily Kos site, but a new survey posted there seems to confirm something any reporter who covers politics already knows: the public doesn’t like us.

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Seldom heard apologies (AUDIO)

Politicians may occasionally apologize to their constituents. They rarely apologize to one another.

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Panhandling paradise

For those who live, work or operate businesses in downtown Madison, panhandling is an accepted fact of life. Now a proposal from the mayor to ban panhandlers on State Street and within 150 feet of businesses with liquor licenses looks … Continue reading

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Conservative group ranks Wisconsin legislators

The American Conservative Union, which has been ranking the conservative bona fides of members of Congress since 1971 (“the most important conservative measuring stick in American politics,” according to the ACU), last year expanded the ratings program to state legislatures. … Continue reading

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A little rascal and a Tea Party (AUDIO)

We don’t, as a general rule, do much reporting on political endorsements. Mainly, I suppose, because there are so many, there would be little time for anything else.

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A foul deed indeed

The headline notwithstanding, this post will have nothing to do with Chick-fil-A (maybe later). But it does have to do with a dastardly crime captured by a surveillance camera.

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Paul Ryan revealed in The New Yorker

Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker, has a great profile of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan.

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PPP Senate poll: close 3-way race

Public Policy Polling’s most recent poll on the race for the Republican U.S. Sebate  nomination in Wisconsin shows a competitive match-up featuring Mark Neumann, Eric Hovde and Tommy Thompson.

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