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Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010
(1) In December, Daniel Gable, 61, was arrested for breaking and entering a neighbor's apartment in Fargo, N.D. Gable allegedly triggered the resident's "burglar alarm," which consists of a stack of empty beer cans the resident places just inside his front door every night. (2) In Morehead, Ky., in December, two men, ages 44 and 18, were charged with theft for allegedly swiping...
Monday, Dec. 14, 2009
Applicants to top colleges and graduate schools often take test-preparation courses from private companies. Recently, those hoping to gain admission to prestigious private high schools and grade schools have also gone the route of corporate course prep. Now, according to a November New York Times report, such courses and private coaching are increasingly important for...
Thursday, May 7, 2009

Embarrassing right-wing reactions to sound health policy

In the turbulent imagination of the hardcore conservative, American foreign policy should be about telling off the rest of the planet. According to the right-wing...
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson fends off attacks on her record

For many Wisconsinites, a state Supreme Court without Shirley Abrahamson is unthinkable. Abrahamson has served on the state’s highest court for 33 years, 13 of them as its first female chief justice. During her tenure, Abrahamson has developed a national reputation as a no-nonsense jurist who isn’t afraid to wield the...
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Voucher backers’ behind-the-scenes support in school board races

A new “reform” group was launched in late-2007 to recruit anti-union, pro-voucher candidates for the Milwaukee Public...
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Political courage appears to be contagious. President Barack Obama’s bold budget takes on the most powerful forces in America by beginning to end three decades of reverse-Robin-Hood government taking from the poor and the middle class and giving to the rich. At the same time, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle has...
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

“Fiscal responsibility” is lost on the Republicans

At the brink of global ruin,many Americans suddenly seem willing to consider sensible ideas that were always deemed unthinkable, and to reject foolish notions that were once deemed brilliant. Soon we may be mature enough to observe how other developed countries address problems that have baffled us for generations.