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Interested in avoiding World War III

Arash Bahrami doesn't like the Iranian government. When he was last in Tehran, in 2005, he urged friends, family members and people he met on the street to vote against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He didn't particularly like the other candidate either, but he foresaw terrible things for his country if Ahmadinejad were elected president. Bahrami's fears have been realized; he views Iran's administration as ineffective, repressive and corrupt. >More

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Not giving him a break

Kendall Hallett is the kind of character people come to associate with Madison. He's the downtown parking enforcement officer who wears a white safari hat and sports "an Amish beard." He also sometimes gives errant parkers a break, like if they come back just as he's writing them up >More
 'You can't sleep in the library'

Marie Messinger was "just appalled." The other day at the Central Library, she saw an apparently homeless woman being given the bum's rush. The woman was sitting silently at a desk with a book in front of her when a library staffer brusquely admonished: "This is your second warning. You can't sleep in the library." >More
 Interested in avoiding World War III

Arash Bahrami doesn't like the Iranian government. When he was last in Tehran, in 2005, he urged friends, family members and people he met on the street to vote against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He didn't particularly like the other candidate either, but he foresaw terrible things for his country if Ahmadinejad were elected president. Bahrami's fears have been realized; he views Iran's administration as ineffective, repressive and corrupt. >More

OPINION & COMMENTARY

Wisconsin would do it better

Remember that brief, shining moment in 2004 after the Wisconsin primary was moved up and we were suddenly relevant to national political campaigns? Howard Dean's campaign had already collapsed, but you could still vote for John Edwards if you wanted to make things interesting, before the Kerry "inevitability" machine took over. >More
 Where's the fire?

Look, I have what I think is a normal, healthy sex life that doesn't depend on Viagra, but all these furiously fast erections in the pop-culture realm are giving me a complex. Is it peculiar that it takes me a couple of minutes -- okay, sometimes five or 10 -- to get to where I'm ready to rock? Is it realistic that anyone can get fully erect in just a few seconds? >More

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Now comes the hard part

Using the term "cupcakes" to describe the first four teams played by the Wisconsin men's basketball Badgers this season would be an insult to soft, quickly consumable treats. >More
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