Author Archives: David Blaska

About David Blaska

Madison WI

Charleston remembers Confederates and rebellious slaves

Monument to leader of a slave rebellion is located in a park named after a secessionist and Lost Cause progenitor Amtrak is building a new, multi-modal passenger station in North Charleston, S.C. We thought it odd that the current train … Continue reading

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Charleston commemorates Reconstruction

High temperature today of 76 F in the birthplace of the Confederacy, Charleston, S.C. About normal for this time of year. Azaleas are in full bloom. Professor Einstein back at UW-Madison says history is always being rewritten. That is true … Continue reading

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Isthmus let its anti-cop bias get in the way of a good story

Bad old boy cops not so bad, old, or male Kudos to Dylan Brogan of Madison’s Isthmus for persevering for an entire year before getting information out of the Madison Police about an incident involving officer Stephen Heimsness and a … Continue reading

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Reliving the past in Charleston, S.C.

[UPDATED with new photos] Researchers from the Blaska Policy Werkes are on the ground here in Charleston, South Carolina, birthplace of the Confederacy (1860-1865). This is an old city —  ancient by American standards — founded at the behest of the … Continue reading

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Imagine there are no races

It’s easy if you try … and the world will be as one Not enough homeless people are showing up to testify at Common Council meetings. Some people are “under-served” and “under-represented.” Who knew? And, more to the point, how do … Continue reading

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Madison school suspensions are up despite all that restorative stuff

Suspensions up one-quarter Attention, disciplinarians: expect more ‘leadership coaching’ The Madison school board meets tonight (03-05-18) at 6 p.m. to tinker with its Behavior Education plan. Your scholarly Squire will be truant. Like that Broadway diva Lynn Fontanne, he can be … Continue reading

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