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Torture really ticks me off

The so-called Y Generation, to which I belong, is often accused of being too cynical and uncaring. And while I'd agree we are a fairly sarcastic bunch, I think it's for the exact opposite reason: We do care. We care so much that often the only way to deal with the horrifying absurdities in the world we've inherited is through humor, dark though it may be. >More
 Basford's Spin City: How relevant is the Madison Common Council?

As Wisconsin's state government continues it's misbegotten war on affordable housing, Madison's City Attorney goes Judicial Branch on the Common Council. Are they going to just sit there and take it? >More
 Beilke: So Mayor Dave is pro-business. Who isn't?

I attended UW-Madison back when there were actually still a few Marxists around, but I have yet to meet anyone who is not "pro-business." Everyone understands that businesses employ people and that jobs are important. >More
 Basford's Spin City: Grand Old Retreads

You remember Mark Neumann, don't you? He was the man who took the serious enterprise of running for the United States Senate and reduced it to millions of dollars of on-air shrieking about cow farts and Russian monkeys in space. >More
 Standing up to Bishop Morlino

Bishop Morlino's tenure in Madison has been marked by confrontation, not cooperation. His relationship with the priests and faithful has not been one of "servant to the servants of God" but one of dictator. >More
 Madison's Dean Health uses coach-speak in layoffs

I started to understand the concept of pre-emptive dishonesty during Mike Holmgren's tenure as head coach of the Green Bay Packers. >More
 Midge Miller, insider and agitator, dies at 86

Former State Rep. Midge Miller defied the political status quo and defined what it meant to be a "West Side Liberal." Her death Friday morning at age 86 ended a life noteworthy for its accomplishments and remarkable for its generosity of spirit. >More
 Winners and losers

Before closing the book on the last week's electoral showdown, let's wander one last time onto the battlefield to shoot the wounded, award medals for bravery and acknowledge other achievements. >More
 Making responsible use of public information: Bill Lueders on journalists and private eyes

Most people don't do what we do. They don't make open records requests or look through court files or obtain corporate reports from the state Department of Financial Institutions. Worse, they don't understand why or how we do what we do. My purpose here tonight is to peg this as a problem, and suggest a solution. >More
 Basford's Spin City: Spring Election 2009 post-mortem

The votes have been counted, the bar tabs are all paid and the hangovers have been nursed. Now that Spring Election 2009 is in the history books, lets revisit the big winners and losers from Tuesday night. >More
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