Category Archives: Madison city government

Madison council president picks anti-cop leadership

All voted against police body cameras. New Madison Common Council president Keith Furman put the wood to moderate alders. He and council vice president Jael Currie — also a leftist — picked the five most radical left alders to serve … Continue reading

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Has Madison’s Defund the Police fever broken?

Will Mayor Satya veto? The cop haters might have been able to defeat the small-scale, one-year trial of police body-worn cameras had not Ald. Tag Evers (Progressive Dane) defected. His yes vote allowed the modest measure, authorizing only $83,000 in … Continue reading

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White moms are easily fooled?

Is the city intervening in gun litigation?  The Wisconsin State Journal calls them “wedge issues.” What kind of issues? Broadly defined, a wedge issue is that for which the prevailing liberal/progressive orthodoxy has no good answers. Further defined: it is an issue … Continue reading

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Madison to rescind Police Civilian Oversight Board’s racial quotas

If the Common Council follows its attorney’s recommendation. Blaska is about to win his law suit against the City of Madison, unless the Common Council chickens out. The City is poised to acknowledge that it impermissibly based membership on the … Continue reading

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Could Madison go up, up and away?

“Make no little plans … … they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope …” — Daniel Burnham 1864-1912.  Every once in awhile, Madison thinks big. The … Continue reading

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Ald. Benford is not reconciled to the truth

Climbing the Tower of Babel  A follow-up to “Guilt-ridden Madison …”: Madison’s Equal Opportunities Commission Thursday evening 01-13-22 postponed acting on Ald. Brian Benford’s “Truth and Reconciliation process” — a thinly veiling trojan horse for reparations. His proposed ordinance is so … Continue reading

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