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Ald. Mark Clear holds off challenge to win Madison Common Council presidency

Discontent with Common Council leadership over the past two years was not strong enough to usher in a new regime as the council voted Mark Clear, the current president pro-tem, to president. >More
 Rooftop photos of the 2010 Madison Tea Party

The roof of Isthmus Publishing headquarters offers quite a view of the East entrance to the State Capitol, where Thursday's Tea Party demonstration took place. Here's a slideshow. >More
 My not-so-crazy tea party pals

A reporter who can't find crazy at a tea party rally is like a farmer who can't find pig urine in a sty. Yet I confess I came up empty in my search for crazy at today's Tea Party Rally on the Capitol Square. I think I'd have found some had I taken a less aggressive approach. Instead, I blew my chance by actually talking to the people who I thought fit the bill. >More
 Photos from the 2010 Madison Tea Party

We took some photos as the Tea Partiers began to assemble at the Wisconsin State Capitol Thursday morning for a tax day demonstration. Here's a slideshow. >More
 Another Chicken Little budget for Madison schools

It's a good thing Madison is a full of certified smarty-pants. It takes a high level of smarts just to comprehend the complex and shifting budget situation faced by the Madison school district. Even some school board members have a hard time making sense of it. >More
 Tommy Thompson, 'real people' to attend 2010 Madison Tea Party rally

An organizer for tomorrow's Tax Day Tea Party at Capitol Square expects thousands of people will be on hand to salute the grassroots conservative movement. >More
 Neighbors vow to fight Copps grocery store in Grandview Commons

A group of battle-ready residents on Tuesday kicked off plans to oppose a proposed grocery store on Madison's east side. The group, consisting of more than a dozen neighbors in the Grandview Commons development, hopes to rally support to block the construction of a 62,000-square foot Copps store in their town square on North Star Drive. >More
 Noam Chomsky urges Madison crowd to reach out to Tea Partiers

Noam Chomsky made a connection with an unlikely radical in his speech at the Orpheum Theatre last night: Joseph Stack, the 53-year-old software engineer who flew a plane into an IRS building in Texas in February. >More
 Hanging with the Dane County GOP for the spring 2010 election night

Like a moth to a flame, I was drawn back. Less than a month after Isthmus published the tale of my month embedded in the Dane County Republican Party, I found myself hanging out with local conservatives again, this time at their monthly Pints and Politics event. >More
 Bill McKibben issues an urgent call to action

Environmentalist Bill McKibben has been writing about climate change since publishing The End of Nature in 1990. In his 10th book, Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future (2007), he argued for the importance of local food systems and local culture in the fight against global warming. >More
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