Monthly Archives: August 2017

Condemn the haters among us, not the dead and buried

Did we say the liberal hand-wringing over the historic Confederates Rest at Madison’s Forest Hill Cemetery was civil rights on the cheap and easy? Legal Insurrection’s cartoon can speak for itself, as the best political cartoons do. How about the … Continue reading

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Confederate Daughters monument preceded gravestones; was honored by Union veterans

We turn Stately Blaska Manor over to Eric J. Sprengle, Lieutenant Colonel (retired), United States Army. Col. Sprengle, now of Stafford County, Virginia, grew up in the Madison area. His great, great grandfather fought for the Union with the 3rd … Continue reading

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Madison will fight crime as if it were the clap … somehow

“Where do we get the vaccine?” — Vicki McKenna Well, lookie here. Look, look, look who is getting tuff on crime. It’s the Dick and Jane of the Madison Common Council attempting to play Batman and Robin. Alders Matt Phair … Continue reading

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A fallen soldier’s valor is honored in an unpopular war, so long ago

My September 2017 issue of Smithsonian magazine arrived this weekend. The issue’s theme is “The intrigue, bravery, and heartbreak hidden in our past.” The two-page spread on pages 26 and 27 caught my eye. The headline: The war comes home … Continue reading

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Welcome to the dark side, Chris Rickert

This is State Journal columnist Chris Rickert’s coming out party. After straddling the fence like the 19th Century mugwump (Their mugs are on one side of the fence, their wumps on the other) columnist Chris has joined the dark side … Continue reading

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Our mayor loves Fidel Castro but finds “viciousness” in memorial to defeated dead

We’re going to need a lot more plaques! Only a committed progressive like Madison Mayor Paul Soglin could detect the faint, deep-space, racist dog whistle of white supremacism lurking all these years right there on city property. How the offending … Continue reading

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