Category Archives: Madison city government

When race is all you see, race is all you get

Using the ‘Prism of Equity’ we can see the Dane County Board is race cra-zee! The Derail the Jail crowd is not the only ones who can rhyme their doggerel. Justice is personified as a blindfolded lady holding a balance … Continue reading

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Caution: political agitprop in downtown Madison

It’s called “posing for holy pictures.” Feel-good government resolutions that condemn hate, plague, pestilence, and things that go bump in the night. Except that those Hallmark card resolutions tend to be tendentious mousetraps of selective outrage sprung for partisan purposes. … Continue reading

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The Squire takes a knee for racial e-qual-i-tee!

The Squire is taking a knee — not, like Colin Kaepernick, to protest police brutality toward black people — but to protest the NFL’s brutality toward football players. (Aaron Hernandez, any one?) And the Left’s brutality toward the black community. … Continue reading

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‘Real action’ is removing statues instead of improving schools or saving black lives

Symbols are important. Symbols communicate more viscerally than words. Think of the Statue of Liberty, the Arc de Triomphe, the Vietnam Wall, or the crucifix. At the other end of the ledger, Lenin’s Tomb, the swastika, and, yes, a triumphant … Continue reading

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Madison alders feather their own nest but allow police to twist slowly …

The Squire can countenance the name-calling that comes with being a Reagan-Tommy Thompson-Act 10-supporting conservative in The Emerald City. He will suffer the credulous whose answer to every ill is blame white privilege, take away the guns, and demand More … Continue reading

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Shots fired; a report from the front lines of street crime and Madison politics

Wednesday, September 6. Your Humble Squire came, he listened, he spoke, he went home and deadbolt-locked the doors. It was the first of two budget listening sessions scheduled by Madison alders Matt Phair and Mo Cheeks, who operate as a … Continue reading

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