Spotlight never off ‘Singers’

A reader letter to the Wisconsin State Journal today suggests that the easiest way to stop the “Solidarity Singers” would be to stop covering them. Not likely. Continue reading

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GZ OWI #3

Former Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesperson Graeme Zielinski faces a third offense drunk driving charge, according to court records accessed by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Continue reading

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Jauch gets hip replacement

bobsterjauchState Senator Bob Jauch won’t be in the Capitol rotunda for the next few weeks.  Continue reading

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‘He said, she said’ can get it wrong

Last week I posted a story regarding Jenny McCarthy’s vaccine quackery. While I included quotes from both of the people I interviewed, I think it’s still possible to come away with the feeling that Ms. McCarthy might be on to something. Continue reading

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Area Man Comments On End Of The Onion

onionboxNewsprint is just so tactile. The digital medium can’t quite deliver the experience of turning pages on the print version of The OnionContinue reading

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Chronicling a Kringle controversy

Inserting policy items into the Wisconsin state budget, we have long been told by members of both parties, is bad, bad, bad. Except, it appears, when a policy item is delicious.  Continue reading

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Candidate quest for Democrats

It’s been said “no news is good news,” but in the case of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, the lack of a headline announcing a qualified candidate for governor in 2014 (yes, that’s next year) may be looking problematic. Continue reading

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Dems ask Van Hollen to oppose bail bondsmen provision

A group of Assembly Democrats have sent a letter to Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, asking him to oppose budget language which would allow the return of commercial bail bonds to the state for the first time since 1979. Continue reading

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The show me how you pick up paper state

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Salus populi suprema lex esto, indeed. You’d normally associate tossing piles of paper to the floor with a fit of peevishness, but in the Missouri House of Representatives, it’s how they mark the end of session. The Wisconsin Assembly has come to the end of many exhausting sessions over the years, still it’s hard to imagine members celebrating by making a mess for somebody else to clean up.  Continue reading

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‘Cheers’ from GZ to wrap up the week

Late Friday afternoons are the equivalent of the witching hour around here. One never  knows quite what to expect in the ol’ e-mail inbox.  Continue reading

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