Recycled thoughts on electing judges

I took the week off from writing a column because we have endorsements beginning to run Wednesday, but this column from 2011 about that year’s state Supreme Court race may have some relevance today. Or it may not. Who knows! … Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s polarizing new tourism ad. Discuss.

I saw the owner of a large marketing firm slam this ad on Facebook, and indeed it seems to be sort of a love-it-or-hate-it type of commercial. So I thought I would put it out here and see what you … Continue reading

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Amazing 8mm film footage of Wausau in 1971

This was shared on Facebook by our cops reporter Shereen Skola and it is neat. The YouTube user, Bruce Schaepe, has uploaded a few other old movies of the Wausau area that are probably fun, too.

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Don Pridemore’s weird fuss about white wristbands

Here’s the full text of a press release from state Rep. Don Pridemore, R-Hartford, who is running for state Department of Public Instruction superintendent: HARTFORD – Rep. Don Pridemore issued the following statement Monday: “I am appalled that the leadership … Continue reading

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These sculptures of turtles by Wausau fifth-graders made my weekend

These sculptures of turtles by fifth-grade students are on display at the Marathon County Public Library’s Wausau branch. They are amazing: There are paintings of turtles by fourth-graders on display, too. Go look!

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(One of the) Bad arguments against raising the minimum wage

On Tuesday these point-counterpoint editorials on raising the minimum wage got a lot of conversation going among readers. This is a complicated topic and it’s a good idea to be suspicious of any argument that goes “minimum wage is a … Continue reading

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Graeme Zielinski’s long road out of Wisconsin politics

Jack Craver wrote the book on Graeme Zielinski, and you can’t understand the background behind the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s decision today to relieve him from official spokesman duties without reading Craver’s June 2012 post about Zielinski’s history of intemperate … Continue reading

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