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City council hears Madison say ‘more police’

Prospects for beefing up the Madison Police Department are looking up. Ald. Paul Skidmore is re-introducing his budget amendment to add $400,000 to next year’s budget in addition to the $350,000 originally proposed by Mayor Soglin as part of a … Continue reading

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See you 5 p.m. TONIGHT (Wednesday, October 18) to honor Law Enforcement!

UPDATE from Madison Police Chief Mike Koval:  When the news cycle seems to be dominated by discussions of the appropriateness of “taking a knee,” (As a constitutional officer of the court, I pledged to protect and defend constitutional rights and … 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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When you can’t win elections you sue the system

NEWS FLASH (or stray voltage, hard to determine which): Ol’ Sparky, our Eisenhower-era mainframe computer, predicts the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold Wisconsin’s legislative district maps. (But don’t expect a decision to be announced for months.) The Madison daily newspaper … Continue reading

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‘Without true love we just exist’

It only seems that the Blaska Policy Werkes has an opinion on everything. Even the Werkes recognizes that discretion is the better part of valor. About Las Vegas, a very intelligent and accomplished friend from college days asks: How long … Continue reading

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Speak out for justice & safety Wedn. October 4

Will it be as historic and game-changing as Ald. Thuy Pham-Remmele’s conclave at St. Maria Goretti 10 years ago? WHAT: Ald. Paul Skidmore is hosting a public safety listening session for all west siders WHEN: 6 pm to 9 pm … Continue reading

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