Monthly Archives: January 2018

How did Trump get to be the adult in the room?

When Democrats acted like spoiled teenagers at the State of the Union address, is how. The TV camera’s cutaway reaction shots were devastating. Democrats sat on their hands like they were muffin warmers. They helped make Donald Trump (the TelePrompTer … Continue reading

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Union soldiers helped dedicate the Confederate Rest monument

Your Humble Squire shared his wisdom with three Madison agencies meeting jointly Tuesday night over the Confederate Rest monument issue at Forest Hill Cemetery. Those being the Park Commissioners, Landmark Commission, and Equal Opportunity Commission. They will ultimately decide the … Continue reading

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Madison police respond to Common Council’s $372,000 police study

No official position on independent police auditor, but many problems cited The Madison Police Department this morning (01-31-18) responded point-by-point to the 146 recommendations contained in the Berkeley California police consultant’s $372,000 report. The Blaska Policy Werkes has culled the … Continue reading

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Madison cop hater plays fast and loose

Read it and weep: Madison’s high schools should keep their cops Amelia Royko Maurer appears to have some anger issues. I don’t know if her cop hate originated with or precedes the death of her friend Paul Heenan* in November … Continue reading

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A river runs through Republican defeat in Wisconsin’s 10th

The loss of the 10th Senate district may have more to do with local politics than any statewide disenchantment with the Republicans in Madison or, for that matter, Trump fatigue. But the January 16 defeat of sitting state rep Adam … Continue reading

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Disadvantaged students need police in our schools the most

“Racial equity” has become the all-purpose justification for dubious educational policies. Equity proponents view “disparate impact”—when the same policies yield different outcomes among demographic groups—as conclusive proof of discrimination. On the education front, “equity” does not seek equal treatment for … Continue reading

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