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The Daily

OPINION

Conniff: Good jobs shouldn't become an unaffordable frill

This is the first time I can remember the national economic news hitting so close to home. Neighbors and friends fret about their jobs, worry about their mortgages, talk about scaling back on their spending. It's more than a downturn; there's a major psychological shift you can feel everywhere. >More
 Making the case for Overture

In about two years, the Overture Center for the Arts will experience a severe revenue shortfall. Simply put, both the public and private sectors will have to dig deeper to provide operational support. >More
 Feeling good about Barack

When I heard the announcement that "Sen. Barack Obama is now President-Elect Obama," the flood dams broke, letting loose a torrent of tears. A new era was born. >More
 Enough with the roads already!

How much is the city of Madison committed to its cars? Consider these numbers from Mayor Dave Cieslewicz's proposed 2009 capital budget... >More
 Who caused the meltdown? Democrats!

Last week, U.S. Rep Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) was serving as High Inquisitor du Jour at yet another hearing on "what went wrong" with the American mortgage/financial markets. >More
 Voting for their ideals

The New Yorker just ran a 4,200-word endorsement of Barack Obama. It began: "Never in living memory has an election been more critical than the one fast approaching...." >More
 Openness watchdog turns 30

In October 1978, a group of 21 representatives of state print and broadcast media met at the offices of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association. Their collective goal: To "have more clout, become more of a fist, serve a stronger warning [and] have a bigger impact" in defending rights guaranteed under the First Amendment. >More
 The undoing of John McCain

The Republicans must be so proud. Not only can they brag about the major achievements of the last eight years - an economy in shambles, an ill-advised and wildly unsuccessful war in Iraq - they are running a presidential campaign that combines bigotry, know-nothingism and statewide efforts to suppress the vote. >More
 It's the newspapers' fault

Recently, Isthmus news editor Bill Lueders appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio and before the Downtown Madison Rotary lamenting the decline of newspaper readership. He suggested that our newspapers are really quite good and those who complain about them are inventing reasons to justify their own laziness and lack of effort to stay informed. >More
 Guess who's hurting most?

Wall Street is committing suicide with our tax dollars. Housing foreclosures are at their highest levels since the Great Depression, gas prices are higher than ever before, and the federal government is in panic mode. >More
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