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The Daily

OPINION

John Doe docs reveal how Scott Walker's campaign exploited electoral flaws

In 2011 and 2012, mining company Gogebic Taconite donated $700,000 to the conservative group Wisconsin Club for Growth. In 2013, Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill easing mining regulations, allowing Gogebic Taconite to begin work on a mine that will make Gogebic Taconite millions and millions of dollars. That looks like a pretty good return on a $700,000 investment. >More
 Time to start over on Judge Doyle Square

It's Madison's latest big development dust-up. There always seems to be one. Monona Terrace, Overture, the Central Library, the Edgewater. In the end these big projects usually go forward. And I don't have any doubt that at some point Judge Doyle Square, the massive, complicated development situated on the block and a half that contains the Madison Municipal Building and the Government East parking ramp, will go forward in some form. >More
 The voter ID mess in Wisconsin

How low can the Wisconsin Supreme Court go? It's a serious limbo competition. But the court's voter ID decision two weeks ago is right down there. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: The inevitability of marriage equality in Wisconsin

Isthmus contributors Alan Talaga and Jon Lyons created a graphic cartoon about the legalization of same-sex marrage in Wisconsin for the August 7 issue, and Talaga discussed their message with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on that day's edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 Same sex marriage in Wisconsin

It's only a matter of time... right? >More
 The suddenly liberal Scott Walker

In recent weeks, Walker has sounded more like uber-lefty Rep. Brett Hulsey (D-Madison), who has criticized Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke for not being liberal enough. For starters, Walker has run two campaign ads blasting Burke for allegedly "making millions of dollars sending jobs overseas." Burke and her defenders say any such decisions by her family's company Trek Bicycle were made after she no longer worked for it. >More
 Cultural representations of Madison reinforce racial disparities

We all came to Madison for jobs at UW and found each other through our activism and volunteer work at WORT, Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative, Wisconsin Books to Prisoners and Groundwork. Just a little over a year ago, we started getting together to talk about the social landscape of our adopted town and to share our observations about the activism that grew out of the protests against Gov. Scott Walker. >More
 Scott Walker's desperate attacks on Mary Burke

Things have been getting worse and worse for Gov. Scott Walker. The last two Marquette polls have showed him neck-and-neck with Democratic challenger Mary Burke, whose campaign strategy " essentially getting out of the way as her opponent is buried in bad news " looks more like it's working every day. >More
 You thought Wisconsin losing high-speed rail was bad?

It's hard to get your head around the rapid turn of events that has taken Wisconsin out of the lead for a 21st-century transportation system and plunged us into the Dark Ages. Let's get caught up. >More
 Confessions of a co-sleeper

I was driving my daughter to camp last weekend when she asked me something that had clearly been bothering her: "Is it dangerous to sleep with your baby?" It was a loaded question, since she knows she and her sisters each slept in bed with me and my husband until they were six to eight months old, an experience that remains among the very sweetest of my life. >More
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