October 25, 2021 2:00 PM
Sometimes I wonder if anyone other than President Biden and a few legislators still have faith in the democratic process.
October 18, 2021 3:02 PM
As I read through the program notes for the weekend Madison Symphony Orchestra concerts, it struck me that the commentaries J. Michael Allsen writes for each performance are almost as much a part of the enjoyment as the concerts themselves.
October 15, 2021 2:48 PM
When I learned that billionaire Jeff Bezos was planning to shoot Captain Kirk into space, I thought it was one of the dumbest publicity stunts of the year. William Shatner, the star of the original Star Trek television series, is…
October 8, 2021 10:54 AM
MADISON, Wis. -- This is an actual quote from the man Wisconsin has hired to investigate claims of fraud in the last election: “Most people, myself included, do not have a comprehensive understanding, or even any understanding, of how elections…
September 27, 2021 3:46 PM
One of the nicest things about the Madison Symphony Orchestra is that it is pretty easy to feel among friends when one attends a concert.
September 23, 2021 2:30 PM
In case you were wondering what your state legislators have been up to, this week they're considering telling schools they can't teach students about racism. It's part of a nationwide Republican effort to link schools to something called “Critical Race…
September 16, 2021 3:30 PM
MADISON, Wis. -- It's pretty much official that the American withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years was “botched.” Virtually every newspaper account, television account, and pundit account use “botched” as a prefix for the withdrawal. To be honest, the scenes…
September 8, 2021 1:14 PM
We talk about the Jan. 6 attack on our nation’s Capitol as if it was “over.” It’s not.
August 23, 2021 3:07 PM
This is what I read from Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on the front page of this morning’s paper: “It was an honor to be invited to travel by private plane with President Trump and top staff to attend his rally in Alabama.”
August 18, 2021 12:38 PM
The easy answer is “no.” I think the more accurate answer is that the assessment depends on what we mean by “worth.”
August 11, 2021 10:46 AM
Wisconsin was once such a good state.
July 28, 2021 12:36 PM
The House of Representatives has begun its hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection at the nation’s Capitol and Republicans in Congress have found their villain: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
July 14, 2021 1:37 PM
At some point you’d think that the morning headlines would become less shocking.
July 5, 2021 12:13 PM
About 12 years ago, I decided I needed the help of an accountant to figure out my taxes.
June 29, 2021 3:04 PM
A democracy can flourish only if the people trust their institutions.
June 8, 2021 3:22 PM
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says he will not vote for the For the People voting rights act nor will he vote to end the filibuster, and that has liberal Democrats enraged.