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THE SCONZ

What's wrong with being poor or cheap in Wisconsin?

What do St. Vinny's and Minhas Brewery have in common? They're both great places for poor people to shop, but both are reluctant to admit it. >More
 How to keep Prince Fielder with the Brewers

As I'm sure Gov. Scott Walker will tell you, emotional appeal is only part of the game. A multimillionaire needs more assurance than a plea to "Escape to Wisconsin," to set up shop here permanently. So what would be the next step in the Walker plan? >More
 Occupy Wall Street is the left wing Tea Party

Both are fed by the frustration and suffering created by economic hardship. Most importantly, both began as grassroots movements but later gained significant institutional support from the establishment from corporations, interest groups, political parties or labor unions. >More
 Madison beer is cheap, but it could be cheaper

Apparently, I care about money more than the average Madisonian. That is clearly not demonstrated in my career choices, but it is in my drinking habits. The first thing I always say when I enter a bar is, "Do you have any specials," a question a coworker of mine (and longtime bartender) finds odd. >More
 Four reasons Google+ will kill Facebook

There are a few reasons I think Facebook is on the decline and I don't think their recent renovations are going to help. There's a new kid on the block, and he's called Google +. He's going to kick Facebook's ass. >More
 Moneyball is a lie

What the movie Moneyball said was largely true. What makes me madder than George Brett is what the movie did not say. >More
 Why The Sconz will never be a high school teacher

I think being a university professor might be the only kind of teaching I could tolerate. Teaching elementary or high school sounds like one headache after the next. >More
 A better way for Madison Prep

If people want a charter school to be an inspiration to other youngsters in the community, here's a better way to do it. >More
 Just in case you thought Tammy Baldwin was invincible

What has irked me recently is the oft-repeated meme that Baldwin's 7 straight victories in the 2nd Congressional district are evidence of her ability to win statewide. That's not even close to being true. >More
 It does matter what kind of beer you pour on a legislator's head

I've previously expressed displeasure at Brewers fans who douse Cubs fans with beer. What self-respecting Crew supporter would waste a cold brew on the fan of a team that hasn't won since 1908? >More
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