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State Debate: How quickly we've forgotten Newtown, laments the Appleton Post-Crescent

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:00
A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin.

Kim Wilson: Pick Jeff Smith to lead state Democratic Party

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:30
Dear Editor: As we all know, elections have consequences — and the latest results are a vivid reminder of that adage. They also point out the need for a change in the leadership of the state D…

Morning briefing: Koch brother says he's a 'social liberal,' not an 'evil billionaire'

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:00
Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country. 

Plain Talk: Walker's ideology stymies state's job growth

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 07:45
The Scott Walker team says no to solar-energy jobs, just as it previously said no to railroad jobs.

John Baumann: How rich use their fortunes is telling

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 05:30
Dear Editor: As I observe how the political climate of our state has degenerated over the past few years, I can't help being struck by how certain wealthy people choose to use their vast fortu…

Will Fantle: Culture wars: Major brands converting yogurt into junk food

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 05:30
Yogurt can still be a healthy option, but consumers need to check labels and know what ingredients to avoid.

Bill Berry: Big biz leader has Grinch-like agenda

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 04:15
One is tempted to feel pity for guys like Kurt Bauer, president and CEO of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, so out of touch is he with average folks who make Wisconsin special.

David Snieg: If Duke can win championship, so can UW

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 17:00
Dear Editor: Wow — great column from Paul Fanlund. He put it all together in a good way. I hope though, by "unlikely" to win a championship, he does not mean we can't hope it will happen in ou…

Zara Kessler: Rolling Stone problems change Cosby context

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 15:30
Suddenly, every Cosby accuser is a potential "Jackie" — although we don't yet know precisely what it means to be a "Jackie." 

Badgers, 'molotov,' Colbert produce last week's most-read stories

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 15:00
The Cap Times got the Colbert Bump after a story on Scott Walker closing a letter with "molotov" instead of "mazel tov."

Cass R. Sunstein: Why free marketeers don't accept climate science

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 14:45
There is powerful evidence that many people who purport to be skeptical about climate science are motivated by their hostility to costly regulation.

Larry Ellis Reed: More investigations of Scott Walker needed

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 14:00
Dear Editor: Are there any "real" Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature with the courage to call for inquiries into possibly impeachable offenses by Gov. Scott Walker? Past John Doe revelat…

Right-to-work debate about choice, both sides claim in TV interview

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 14:00
Republican Chris Kapenga plans to introduce legislation in the upcoming session, but Democrat Andy Jorgensen says it's an effort to break unions.

Stephen Eldridge: Don't fall for FairTax claims

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 10:30
Dear Editor: Despite Al Ose's claim that the FairTax eliminates hidden taxes, in truth it hides several significant taxes. 

Morgridges' $100 million gift to UW-Madison among Top 10 largest in nation

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 09:30
The 10 largest philanthropic donations this year includes six gifts to universities, according to

Morning briefing: Veteran political observer says Scott Walker could be a star in Iowa

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 09:00
Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country. 

John Nichols: Paul Ryan is totally R-Wall Street

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 07:45
Members of Congress who backed the “CRomnibus” bill were committing taxpayers to bailing out the big banks again.

Q&A: Barry Orton: If net neutrality fails, Internet users are the biggest losers

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 06:55
The FCC is currently mulling the question of whether all users should have equal access to data on the Internet or if the market should decide.

Your Right to Know: HIPAA’s reach is often overextended

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 05:30
No one disputes that people have a right to privacy when it comes to personal medical matters. But that right should not be taken to absurd lengths, beyond what the law prescribes.

Cora Stube: Use tests to ensure voucher schools measure up

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 05:30
Dear Editor: Even though I do not believe that standardized tests are a valid measure of a child’s intelligence, I recognize that these tests are effective enough to determine whether or not c…