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Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011

Plus Hero of the Week

Is Gov. Scott Walker lonely? At the same time his fellow right-wing buddies like presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry are dominating the national news, Walker has gone from the GOP's golden boy to Wisconsin's lonely boy. No longer sought after by the national media...
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011
By definition, last week's state Senate recall elections all were fought in Republican districts...
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011
When I was young, the classic film State Fair was remade starring, appropriately enough, Pat Boone...
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Flip-flops and bad votes triggered her recall

Back in 1990, when Alberta Darling won her first election to the state Assembly, the media glowingly referred to her as a “liberal” “pro-choicer” who recognized the wisdom of gun control. Twenty-one years later, Darling, now representing the North Shore in the state Senate, is more likely to generate headlines for her political flip-flops, support...
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Road builders, voucher advocates and the wealthy get big perks

It's inevitable that a state budget includes perks for campaign allies. Inevitable, but not ideal. But this year's biennial budget, a Republican creation signed by Gov. Scott Walker with about 50 vetoes on Sunday afternoon, includes a shocking number...
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Plus Hero and Cause of the Week

Perhaps no “rising star” has fallen so fast as Republican Congressman Paul Ryan, who's attempting to balance the budget on the backs of seniors and low-income folks while creating a windfall for Wall Street and the for-profit insurance industry...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Enjoy these free or inexpensive destinations all summer long

No need to scrap your summer vacation because of budget-guzzling gas prices. These nine good-value options won't drain the tank. Free attractions are noted; others require a reasonable fee or donation...

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