Author Archives: David Blaska

About David Blaska

Madison WI

Madison car thieves adapt to coronavirus

Is it the new smartphone? Madison’s teenaged car thieves may be missing school but they’re watching current events! A citizen reports from Madison’s North Gammon-Old Sauk Road: We had our car rifled through on Monday night  (04-01-2020). Normally we park in the … Continue reading

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Let’s have an election!

Tuesday, April 7 seems about right! Hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray, plexiglass, gloves, and face shields. UPDATED: A federal judge is allowing Wisconsin’s non-partisan and presidential primary election to proceed next Tuesday, April 7. In a blessed display of judicial restraint, the … Continue reading

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Returning to one small schoolroom in the country, 1955 (part #1)

When Blaska was younger, so much younger than today. We are in the midst (and we hope, not the beginning) of a history-making coronavirus pandemic that could well change America forever, in ways not yet apparent. Will distance learning become … Continue reading

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American Gothic 03-31-2020

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Our news just got smaller

Madison and Milwaukee newspapers dim Will they go dark? Blaska is an old ink-stained wretch who believes, against some evidence, that a multitude of voices sustains our democracy and the economic ascendance of a free-market system. But this novel coronavirus … Continue reading

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Make yer own toilet paper

This just in: Gannett will furlough hundreds of newspaper employees across the nation including, according to Dan Bice, “every Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter whose work you read regularly, including all members of the political team — Bill Glauber, Molly Beck, Patrick … Continue reading

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