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Same as the old Cap Times?
From the Isthmus archives, April 6, 1990
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Credit:David Michael Miller

"The Capital Times has become the Democratic Party of newspapers, standing for nothing so firmly as its desire to be liked," news editor Bill Lueders opines in appraising the afternoon daily's latest redesign. He calls the new look "bold, stunning, innovative," but "almost impossible to read." Each page explodes with such graphic intensity that the reader's eyes "dart furtively across the heaping tables of this visual smorgasbord, unable to rest more than a moment in one place." But his main beef with the new Cap Times is that it remains, editorially, "just as goofy as the old Cap Times," striving to be provocative while remaining "essentially conservative, unable to truly clash with the power structure it has become part of." In April 2008 the paper ceases daily print publication; it continues as a daily web publication and weekly inserts in the jointly owned Wisconsin State Journal.

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