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Madland: Ferguson to Madison rally demands local action
On Tuesday evening, a group of several hundred people rallied in downtown Madison in response to non-indictment of the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. The crowd was diverse, in both age and race. >MoreMadland: Will anyone pay attention to the Madison mayoral race in 2015?
The next Madison mayoral race is approaching fast, and with a crowded field, candidates don't have a ton of time to make their case before the early February primary. >MoreMadland: The upside to Congressman Glenn Grothman
Dane County progressives had a long list of disappointments in the recent election. The ascension of state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) to the U.S. House of Representatives was certainly high on the list. >MoreMadland: The 2016 elections won't change things for Wisconsin
Quite a few friends have mine have posted "get ready for 2016" or "Republicans will lose in 2016" on Facebook over the last few days. That's a nice sentiment for an hour of despair, but it's not really true when it comes to Wisconsin. >MoreMadland: I'm exhausted -- now go vote
For almost four years, state-level politics has been an ever present part of my life on a daily basis. And I am really, really tired of it. >MoreMadland: Both the city and developers luck out with the new Edgewater
The new Edgewater reopened in a massive gala last Thursday. It is a beautiful space -- with some really pricey rooms. Honestly, I'm not sure who can afford these amenities, but I'm sure there must be some people who can. >MoreMadland: A week's worth of Wisconsin 2014 political ads, from best to worst
October is the month where political ads appear everywhere you turn in Wisconsin, in every possible medium. It is seriously creepy seeing Scott Walker's face pop up on Xbox Live. >MoreMadland: The first Burke-Walker debate was really a series of speeches
Sci-fi fans must have loved last night's debate between Mary Burke and Scott Walker! Some of our best science fiction involves coming into contact with a parallel universe. >MoreMadland: Voter ID block gives underdog Wisconsin Democrats a chance
Good news, Democrats! There are no more excuses for Mary Burke not to win in November. Bad news, Democrats! There are no more excuses for Mary Burke not to win in November. >MoreMadland: Hi, Wisconsin State Journal! It's okay to include links!
On Tuesday, the right-wing Wisconsin Policy Research Institute released a study stating that cutting tax rates while closing sales tax exemptions would boost the state's economy. The State Journal subsequently published a lengthy article on the study. >More