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Joel McNally: Scott Walker blames victims for his jobs failure

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 14:00
“We don’t have a jobs problem in this state,” Scott Walker says. “We have a work problem.” So damn those lazy people who aren't working in the jobs that Walker promised to create, but didn't.

Doug Perry: Scott Walker's snub of school boards insulting

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:45
Dear Editor: As a school board member from South Milwaukee, I am insulted and embarrassed — for my constituents and the children in my district — by the refusal of Gov. Scott Walker to talk ab…

Denise Beckfield: Susan Happ understands the law and deserves our votes

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:30
Dear Editor: Brad Schimel attacked Susan Happ during their debate Oct. 12 for saying she would not defend state laws that were unconstitutional, specifically, the voter ID bill and the gay mar…

Bill Berry: Dow's Agent Orange new and improved? Let's hope so

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:30
With weeds resistant to Roundup, Dow Chemical is selling Enlist Duo, which combines a main ingredient in Roundup and 2,4-D, a component of the notorious Agent Orange.

Derek Tyus: Be prepared for voter ID down the road

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:00
Dear Editor: The Wisconsin voter ID law was signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker in 2011. The law has elicited controversy with partisan support or disdain, steeply divided by along party line… Data suggest Aaron Rodgers is too conservative when Packers are trailing

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:45
Still, only Peyton Manning has seen a higher percentage of fourth-quarter drives when his team is trailing by four to eight points end up in touchdowns.

Changes to Wisconsin environmental law have reduced chances for public comment

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:15
Midwest Environmental Advocates is drawing attention to changes made to the Wisconsin Environmental Protection Act while pushing for an environmental impact study on the frac sand industry.

State Debate: Mary Burke's backers need to get enthusiastic, says blogger James Rowen

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:30
A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin.

New poll suggests minimum wage comments could hurt Scott Walker

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:30
Days after Gov. Scott Walker said he doesn't think the minimum wage "serves a purpose," a new poll suggests his position might not fare well with a large set of Wisconsin voters.

One avenue, two concert venues: What gives?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:20
A pair of developments proposed for opposite sides of East Washington Avenue both include new music clubs.

Morning briefing: Walker, Burke to make closing arguments Friday night

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:05
Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country. 

Plain Talk: Tech giants the new robber barons

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:45
Cornering markets is the way it works for devout capitalists — except that millions of Americans all too often get hurt in the process.

WEDC slammed in report on privatization of public services

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:00
Wisconsin is among the states where governors reward contributors with contracts and handouts, says a Madison-based research group.

Ron Hardy would renew state treasurer's office

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:00
The Green Party's Ron Hardy wants to establish a State Bank of Wisconsin. That's a great idea.

Rocker Bob Seger raps Scott Walker over support for mine

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:45
The new album from the 69-year-old Michigan native references mining in Wisconsin as an environmental threat.

Chuck Litweiler: All mayoral candidates should clarify stands on Judge Doyle Square hotel

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:30
Dear Editor: The likely course for passage of the Judge Doyle Square hotel is visible. The negotiators will come back with a proposal on Nov. 3. The Board of Estimates will weigh in on a final…

Candidates speak out in race for Assembly District 38

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:15
Wisconsin's fall election is Nov. 4. The Capital Times invited candidates for Wisconsin's Assembly District 38 to submit columns making their case to voters. Click on the candidate’s name to r…

Dave St. Amant: Conservatives aim to cheat people out of their vote

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:00
Dear Editor: I’m always amazed by people who attempt to persuade by insulting their audience. Robert White would do well to remember the "catching more flies with honey than vinegar" adage I’m…

Tom Chojnacki, Democratic candidate in Assembly District 38

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:00
The duty of a member of the Assembly is to represent all of the citizens of the district, working toward the greatest good for the greatest number of citizens in the district in particular and…

In Case You Missed It: Hoops, Hodgman and Seger make for a typical Cap Times Thursday

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 16:45
Our daily afternoon roundup of the best stuff on and beyond.