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It’s important to retain some perspective

Even if you’re not a sports fan, by now you’re likely to have heard about Jovan Belcher, the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker who took his own life after shooting the mother of his child nine times, resulting in her death.

While the entire situation is a tragedy on many levels, Diana Reese of the Washington […]

[UPDATED] Chris Abele supports extending .1% Miller Park sales tax to pay for new Bucks arena

UPDATE: I’ve updated the original entry to include the actual audio of County Executive Abele’s interview with John Mercure. Having had a chance to listen to the audio in its entirety, I think it’s fair to say County Executive Abele was pretty clear that he’d support a 1% sales tax increase to fund a new […]

Don Pridemore to run for Superintendent of Department of Public Instruction

Has there been a less qualified candidate to oversee our state’s public school system than Don Pridemore? Republican state Rep. Don Pridemore launched his campaign to become Wisconsin’s top education leader on Monday, saying he would bring a conservative approach to the job while refusing to talk specifically about what policies he would push.

It’s […]

This years “Gas on Fire” award goes to Gogebic Taconite’s Bob Seitz

Former Wisconsin DNR secretary George Meyer says he’s concerned that a rift is developing between the state and the tribes in part due to differences over last years attempt to fast track a new mining bill supported by Gogebic Taconite .

Gogebic Taconite’s lobbyist, Bob Seitz, says the key to going forward now is to […]