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Witness to history: A UW-Madison College Dem reports from the Obama Inauguration

As I stepped onto the U.S. Capitol lawn, chilled from waiting outside for hours in the cold and about to witness the inauguration of the first African American president of the United States, my involvement with the Obama campaign came full circle. >More
 Celebrate the Obama Presidential Inauguration with parties across Madison

The more informed I became through involuntary osmosis via an absolute inundation of election coverage, the more passionately I reacted. Come Election Day last November, I found my once-unaffected self among the hundreds of revelers in the spontaneous parade down State Street celebrating the victory of Barack Obama. So, why not celebrate this step toward progress? >More
 The Week on Forum: Black and White News, pricey jeans, and coots

Despite the arctic blast, Forons abandoned attacks on the weather, instead advocating for Israel, Palestine, and Egyptian cotton sheets. >More
 The Week on Forum: Weeknight drinkers, Home Depot hot dogs, and gasoline demand

Forons shared more "overheard in Madison" stories, pondered big box hot dogs, and of course, chattered about the ongoing economic troubles over the last week. >More
 The Week on Forum: Million-dollar skylines, Blago and Benjamin Button

Forons did not abandon their work stations for the holidays. Quite the contrary, actually. They not only took on all of the standard topics -- local restaurants, politics, music -- they ventured into film crit. >More
 Hail 2008 and welcome 2009 with New Year's Eve parties in Madison

One might consider the slightly profound decision regarding how to commemorate this significant milestone. Or, perhaps it's simple to submit to the decadence of indefinitely open bars promising music, hors d'oeuvres and free champagne toasts. Either way, Madison offers a wealth of options for New Year's Eve options for party goers, from gourmet restaurants to grungy basement shows, not to mention plenty of family activities for the kids. >More
 The Daily Page: Our favorite stories from 2008

As the world lives increasingly online, so does Isthmus, publishing original stories every day on Here is some of the more memorable coverage from the past year. >More
 Madison on the brink of impressive snow record for December 2008

The approach of Christmas Eve -- and still more imminent storms -- heightens the temptation to talk about the weather this December in biblical terms. As of Monday morning, the Milwaukee/Sullivan office of the National Weather Service was reporting 30.1 inches of snowfall on Madison for the first three weeks of the month. That's well ahead of the pace observed during last year's seasonal snow record, when a mere 23.6 inches had fallen over the same period. >More
 The Week on Forum: Meredith York, the Sequoya Library and the MAMAs

The Daily Page is stretching its wings. Each Friday, we'll post the best of your Forum comments from the previous week. We will sift and sort to find the most absurd posts, as well as the most thought-provoking and informative. >More
 Madison celebrates the 2008 winter solstice with fire, music, reverence, and more

Depending on whether you're the type of northern-hemispherean who tends to view the hourglass as half-empty or half-full, the winter solstice marks either the shortest day of the year or the longest night. True, it's both. But some people tend to approach the official beginning of winter as an occasion to dread all that darkness and cold, while others view it as an opportunity to gather in celebration. >More
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