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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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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