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Judge Crabb's hate mail on National Day of Prayer

With the National Day of Prayer upon us, I went over to Judge Barbara Crabb's office to look at the mail she's received since she declared this day unconstitutional. Last month, she ruled that "the government has taken sides on a matter that must be left to individual conscience.... The government may not use its authority to try to influence an individual's decision whether and when to pray." >More
 Monkeys suffered and died at UW-Madison

Clearly, something significant happened for the UW-Madison to revoke the animal-use privileges of researcher Michele Basso last year. But what, exactly? >More
 Grandview Commons residents say Copp's undercuts promises that were made

Barbara Davis found what she thought was her dream home three years ago when she moved to Madison from St. Louis and bought a home in Grandview Commons, on the city's far east side. Now she worries that the addition of a large grocery store could turn that dream into a nightmare. >More
 Private funds sought for downtown Madison policing initiative

Ald. Mike Verveer remembers it well -- the late-night attacks in which drunk people were accosted, robbed and brutally beaten. "For a fairly significant period, there was a palpable level of fear in the downtown area, particularly in the campus area," says Verveer of the wave of violent muggings in downtown Madison in the summer of 2006. "To make matters worse, around the same time, there were a series of brutal stranger sexual assaults." >More
 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
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