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Mark Davis: A call to action for more Democratic debates

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 14:00
Dear Editor: Want more debates? Are you a registered Dem? Did you get the "Official 2015 Democratic Party Survey?" If yes, I’ve got a suggestion.

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Boehner climbs off the tiger

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 14:00
John Boehner was happy to ride the tea party to the speakership — but to keep the job, he often had to appease the tiger.

Breathe easy, teachers: Award-winning Madison startup brings yoga to educators

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 13:30
Breathe for Change is currently operating a pilot program in four Madison-area schools and recently expanded operations to California.

Tobin McGilligan: Reaction to Koch sponsorship hypocritical

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 13:15
Dear Editor: The negative reaction to Koch Industries’ sponsorship of the Badgers is clearly motivated by ideology. Grainger, Morgridge, and Chazen are some other names that have given generously to UW-Madison, but few seem to object to the influence their…

Briarpatch begins sheltering homeless youth at its facility

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 12:30
The agency is raising money for the first shelter dedicated to homeless youth in Dane County.

Bob Israel: When third-class sociopath faces first-class blowhard, blowhard wins

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 11:45
Dear Editor: With Scott Walker dropping out of the presidential primary race as prematurely as he did from college we finally have some clarity: When a third-rate sociopath backed by billionaires goes up against a first-class blowhard who is his…

Scott Walker Watch: Here’s what rival campaigns are telling Scott Walker’s backers

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 11:00
Now that Gov. Scott Walker has bowed out of the presidential race, the media are sorting out the aftermath. Here's a look at some of the articles written about him over the past 24 hours or so.

Graduation gap for low-income students at UW-Madison larger than average

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 11:00
Report finds 11 percent gap in graduation rates between Pell grant students and others; average is 5.7 percent.

Tommy Thompson says he thinks Scott Walker won't run for governor or president again

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 09:30
The former Wisconsin governor also failed in a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, in 2008.

Sen. Jon Erpenbach: Time to revisit transportation funding solutions

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 09:00
Wisconsin has the third-worst roads in the entire country. Legislators must fix the funding problem.

Richard Reich: Letter about Ben Carson promoted bigotry

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 09:00
Dear Editor: I was very disappointed that you chose to publish the letter supporting Ben Carson's racist views on a Muslim running for president. The letter's author cites two radical right-wing discredited sources as indicating that a majority of Muslims…

State Debate: Papers tell legislators to get busy fixing our mediocre roads

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 09:00
A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin.

Paul Fanlund: The first focus of ‘Justified Anger’ is the Meadowood neighborhood

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 09:00
African-American leaders selected the southwest Madison neighborhood as their first area of focus.

Bingeworthy: Amazon's 'Hand of God' has a very heavy hand

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 09:00
The Lord works in mysterious ways on Amazon’s “Hand of God.” So mysteriously that it seems less like the work of a divine force, and more the work of a harried screenwriter trying to stretch out a show into 10…

Morning briefing: Elizabeth Warren just gave the speech that Black Lives Matter activists have been waiting for

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 08:30
Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country.

Plain Talk: 60% of us want a third major party — that's huge

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 06:45
Americans' disenchantment with the current system and their inability to change it is undoubtedly a major reason why so many voters simply sit out elections.

Editorial: Another reason to be enthusiastic about Exact Sciences project

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 05:00
Exact Sciences contacted us to correct numbers overstating the firm's employment diversity. The lower numbers are still impressive.

Richard S. Russell: Taxpayers should not fund for-profit firms, at Judge Doyle Square or elsewhere

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 04:30
Just some feedback from a constituent on city funding for the Judge Doyle Square project.

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: Strong consumer protections rely on you and your neighbors

Sun, 09/27/2015 - 15:00
Don't be taken in by fraudulent telemarketers. But if you are, report it.

Scott Walker's exit from the race for president dominates list of week's most-read stories

Sun, 09/27/2015 - 15:00
The governor's announcement on Monday led to a variety of stories, including one where Stephen Colbert cast him as a "Hunger Games" tribute.