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State Debate: There's no good reason to repeal Common Core, says the Journal Sentinel

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 09:00
A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin.

Stop flushing pills down the toilet

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:45
One aspect of the state's anti-drug effort is to get people to safely dispose of drugs. That means getting rid of them as soon as possible, but not in a way that endangers local waterways. 

A look at six allegations of inmate abuse at Waupun

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:30
What follow are brief synopses of inmate allegations of abuse by correctional officers at the segregation unit at Waupun Correctional Institution. Others are discussed in the accompanying arti…

Cruel and unusual?: Waupun guard named repeatedly in abuse complaints

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:30
State officials defend officer, say inmates are lying in claims of mistreatment.

Morning briefing: GOP candidates tout conservative credentials in 6th District

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:05
Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country. 

Plain Talk: Why it's hard to say anything good about Scott Walker

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 06:45
Scott Walker always has his finger in the wind, pandering to his conservative base in his quest for the presidency.

Ed Garvey: Huge fees for Clinton speeches don't pass the smell test

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 06:15
Hundreds of thousands for a Clinton speech? If you want to be inspired, listen to the Bob Fest speakers, who volunteer their time.

Paul Fanlund: Will Obama’s legacy be different for blacks than for whites?

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 05:55
His presidency has brought a latent strain of racism to the fore, experts say, but it’s not clear that it will diminish the value of his accomplishments.

Christine Javid: For both people's and spirit's sake, oppose taconite mine

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:00
Dear Editor: There are two very important reasons why Wisconsinites should oppose the proposed mine in the Penokee Hills:

Republicans trade jabs in debate over Common Core

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 14:00
Sen. Leah Vukmir fires back at outgoing Rep. Steve Kestell, saying she was offended by claims of Scott Walker's desperation.

Nina Gregerson: Time for baseball players to spit the chew out

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 13:15
Dear Editor: With the Major League Baseball upon us, it’s hard not to think of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn and his recent untimely death from cancer. Gwynn was diagnosed with salivary cancer in 2…

Epic's big buys at Art Fair on the Square drive week's most-read story

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:00
The Verona company adds to its art collection with pieces purchased from Madison's annual summer event.

Harold Meyerson: Lessons from 'spying' on Germany

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 10:30
Germany has the world's best trade balance, and the U.S. has the worst. Why? Look at how workers are treated.

Morning briefing: Millions in lottery winnings go unclaimed in Wisconsin

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 08:00
Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country. 

The Kochs' war on Common Core

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 07:30
The billionaire brothers' money is all over the anti-Common Core movement.

How the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism investigated prison-abuse allegations

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 06:00
The Wisconsin Center for Investigation, in its five-month investigation into allegations of abuse of inmates by guards at Waupun Correctional Institution, obtained copies of letters and intern…

Patricia Randolph's Madravenspeak: Doomsday climate scenario no longer far-fetched

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 06:00
Thom Hartmann's "Last Hours" spotlights the growing dangers from methane.

Cruel and unusual? Waupun inmates allege abuse by guards in prison’s segregation unit

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 06:00
Volume, severity of complaints prompt calls for investigation.

Jim Berger: Don't ignore Woof's contributions to First Settlement

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 04:00
Dear Editor: Since I did not live in Madison when the First Settlement Historic District was, as Lindsay Christians’ article calls it, “the seedy side of the Square,” I read with interest this…