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Progressive Dane looks ahead to spring 2011 elections after fall disappointment

November 2 was a bleak day for liberal voters like Jacque Pokorney, co-chair of the local political party Progressive Dane. "It was very depressing for someone that supports the progressive left to go through what we went through in the last election," Pokorney says of the recent Republican sweep at both the state and national level. >More
 Do neighborhoods still matter in Madison?

After rancor over the Edgewater Hotel redevelopment, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz vowed that, from now on, neighborhood associations would be just one of many voices around the table when new projects were considered. >More
 Adventures in the individual health insurance market

Ironically, it was a health crisis that caused me to lose my health insurance -- but not in the way you might suspect. Last summer I came down with a bad case of poison ivy, all over my body. The pain, the endless itching, the face that swelled like a was bad. So bad that I neglected to fill out the health insurance reenrollment letter from the Madison school district. It was sitting on my desk all that time, through those sleepless nights of ice compresses and calamine. >More
 Dave Glomp to run for Madison city council in District 20, Thuy Pham-Remmele undecided

Dave Glomp announced Wednesday he's running for Madison Common Council, the second to declare for the seat currently held by Ald. Thuy Pham-Remmele. >More
 Isthmus Independent Business Awards honors community-loving entrepreneurs at Eldorado Grill

The ceremony for the inaugural Isthmus Independent Business Awards, held at Eldorado Grill on Monday evening, felt like a quintessential Madison event: genial and informal, with a streak of eccentricity as well as an urgency about saving the world. After margaritas, that is. >More
 UW Institutes for Discovery will serve campus and community

Visitors entering the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery at the UW-Madison at its Dec. 2 grand opening will encounter a striking blend of the past and the future. The past is represented by the Mesozoic-themed garden, the fossils embedded in the floor tiles and the scientific trivia walls located in the Town Center on the first floor. As for the future, visitors simply need to look up at the top three floors through glass walls at researchers working on health care breakthroughs. >More
 Madison Ald. Bridget Maniaci seeks source of leak to State Journal

Bridget Maniaci is trying to determine who ratted her out to the press. Last Friday, the Madison alderperson initiated an open records request to all Common Council members seeking emails from the alders' official and personal accounts sent over a two-day period to State Journal reporter Dean Mosiman. >More
 Pundits ponder Wisconsin election results at Society for Professional Journalists forum

Pressed on the point by one of the journalists in attendance, UW political science professor Charles Franklin admitted that emotions sometimes play a larger role in political elections than facts and logic. "I'm not endorsing the American voter," said Franklin. "They're pretty damn stupid." >More
 Anti-gay bullying panel convenes at UW-Madison

The Sept. 22 suicide of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi horrified many people, especially because he was just one of a series of gay kids who, in a period of a few weeks, have committed suicide. Clementi jumped from New York City's George Washington Bridge after his roommate broadcast Clementi's gay romantic encounter on the Internet. >More
 Sifting through the results

Madison liberals will have a lot of choice words for Ron Johnson in the coming weeks, as the sting of his win over their beloved Sen. Russ Feingold slowly wears off. But they can't accuse Johnson of running a dirty campaign or adopting the harsh, sometimes goofy rhetoric of the Tea Party movement seen elsewhere in the country. >More
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