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THE SCONZ

Is Spotted Cow a light beer?

Clearly, "cow" is the last thing you want in the name of beer marketed as light. But what makes a "light" beer? >More
 Prisons: The best job-creators in Wisconsin

Not only did Tommy Thompson preside over a period of economic prosperity that provided millions of new private-sector jobs, but he added hundreds of thousands himself by spending on a variety of public goodies. Schools, universities, government administration, and, for the Republicans out there, a sure bet winner: Prisons. >More
 The Bayou: Watch out for the Tabasco Steamboat

A good spot for a chill drink. A variety of delicious tropical beverages will satisfy a broad constituency -- from those looking to get plastered without ever tasting booze to those seeking to prove something by drinking a cocktail that hurts to drink. >More
 The Sconz still can't find the American left

Regardless of who is in the White House or who wins the recalls, by many accounts, the right has already won. It is an indication of how it has won that conservative commentators react with such shock at my suggestion that there is no American left (of significance) or a party that doesn't serve the interests of business. >More
 Amy's Cafe: It's new and improved

I've always been a big fan of Amy's Cafe, on West Gilman Street. The margarita deals and the chill music were always a good match on a lazy summer afternoon or evening. >More
 Why I like David VanderLeest

Most Republicans won't talk to me. But David VanderLeest did. He told me 7 out of 10 voters agree with him. But 10 out of 10 voters are also scared of him. >More
 New York shows better way to cut costs

The Empire State decided it had to cut public worker pay. But it did it more fairly. We should take be taking notes. >More
 Listen to The Sconz on WTDY!

I'm going to be guest-hosting a show today to talk about the recalls, unions and Harry Potter. Tune in and call in! >More
 The Sconz stirs up trouble for Dem recall candidates!

WTDY, the radio station where I work part-time, can't get in touch with Democratic candidates for Senate. They're apparently not interested in discussing why "big labor" is only a big issue for Republicans now. Democrats make little mention of the issue that brought about this historic opportunity to take back the State Senate. >More
 Don't know what to say about recall primaries

The recall primaries sent mixed signals, but one thing is clear: Both sides are energized. Why did the GOP go after the Harsdorf district so hard, and why were its efforts there so effective? >More
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