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Plain Talk: Paul Ryan's chutzpah on 'bad decisions'

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 13:00
We should all be grateful that President Obama is not taking George W. Bush's "fire, ready, aim" approach on Mideast problems.

Critics of Soglin's decision to cut organic recycling program to make their case Wednesday afternoon

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:00
The city's Board of Estimates will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to discuss Mayor Soglin's capital budget.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Naomi Klein, Bill Bryson, Ezra Klein highlight UW lecture series

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:15
Coates, author of "The Case for Reparations," will speak in Madison in April.

Elly Hall: Kudos to CVS for going tobacco-free

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:00
Dear Editor: CVS Caremark pharmacies recently announced their decision to go tobacco-free in their stores on Sept. 3 — a full month ahead of their originally planned Oct. 1 implementation date…

Bill Lueders: Wisconsin Public Television spotlights redistricting success story

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 09:00
New computerized mapping technologies have allowed politicians to pick their voters with astonishing precision.

State Debate: The corruption of money in politics gets attention today

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:45
A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin.

Plaintiffs on the hook for $60,000 in court fees in connection to Flambeau Mine case

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:30
Despite evidence that the mine has damaged a nearby stream, the DNR didn't require a permit and, therefore, the mining company was found to be not in violation of environmental standards.

Morning briefing: J.B. Van Hollen appeals gay marriage case to U.S. Supreme Court

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:05
Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country. 

Tutankhamun Assad: Let's get real — African-Americans are complicit in disparities

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 06:15
African-Americans in Madison need to openly discuss what we do to sabotage our own cultural advancement. 

Damning disparities: Wisconsin is a great place for kids to grow up — unless they're black

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 06:00
The "Race for Results" report shows that white Wisconsin kids tied with California for 10th in well-being, but the state’s African-American kids ranked dead last, finishing behind Mississippi.

Bob Suter, synonymous with hockey in the Madison area, dies at 57

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:45
The former Badgers great and 1980 Olympian was connected to the game at many levels.

Fight for Postal Service is a progressive fight

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:00
A bipartisan group of senators, led by Tammy Baldwin, is calling for a moratorium on Postal Service cuts while sound reforms are made. Progressives should support it. 

Barb Franz: U.S. incapable of doing right thing about ISIS

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 04:00
Dear Editor: While Americans were busy washing their hands of our war crimes in Iraq, Shia militias, under the direction of our guy, Nouri al-Malaki, were assaulting Sunni neighborhoods and sl…

WEDC gets another black eye

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 17:25
The public-private economic development agency, put in place when Gov. Scott Walker took office, continues to generate the wrong kind of headlines.

In Case You Missed It: I am (amateur) Ironman!

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 16:45
Our daily afternoon roundup of the best stuff on and beyond.

John Hallinan: Stoughton TIF district bad for existing business, taxpayers

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 15:30
Dear Editor: The developer of the Kettle Park West project in Stoughton is asking the city to create a TIF district, and have the city pay for more than $5 million of the development cost. Thi…

Peniel E. Joseph: We must make Ferguson matter

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 15:00
If Ferguson is to be remembered as the start of a movement, the responsibility lies with all of us.

After years of struggle, Mexican artist Rodrigo Carapia presents his work to Madison

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 14:30
Carapia is one of a number of artists who will show his work at the 2nd annual Latino Art Fair at the Central Library on Wednesday. 

Janesville man gets 1 year in jail for child abuse

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 14:16
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin mother whose children police said were beaten until they were bloody and unconscious called the abuser's one-year sentence a "complete failure of the justic…

State budget 101: tax cuts + weak economy equals $1.8 billion deficit

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 13:00
New estimates show looming deficit as GOP and Dems trade volleys.