What I learned from reading 28,000 words about Marissa Mayer this weekend

She only sleeps four hours a night, for one thing. I feel like this may be her true secret. It is like a mutation. Imagine how much any of us could get done if we weren’t just totally wasting and … Continue reading

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Would this new Wisconsin tourism commercial make you want to visit?

Here it is: What do you think? I appreciate Jordy Nelson’s gameness (and wish him a speedy recovery) but I am not sure he has quite mastered the Stanislavski Method, if you know what I mean. But the leaves are … Continue reading

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How hypocritical is Vicki McKenna?

How terrible is Vicki McKenna? This terrible: You know 80 people died in that train crash. Something like 10 dozen more were injured. An American woman from Virginia died; five other Americans injured. What kind of person learns about a … Continue reading

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Could Scott Walker become president?

So let’s stipulate that this is a ridiculous thing to discuss. Presidential politics is big and dumb and actually not nearly as interesting as a million policy fights and local issues I can think of. We are a long way … Continue reading

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David Guttenfelder had a great Instagram feed of North Korea photos. Now he has a great feed of Wisconsin photos.

I started following AP photographer David Guttenfelder’s Instagram feed after I read a write-up about it in Gawker. Guttenfelder, AP’s chief Asia photographer, was in North Korea then, and his work there has been humanizing and empathetic while also getting … Continue reading

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What Twitter told me to get my father for Father’s Day

My father is hard to shop for. Here are some things currently on his Amazon wishlist: A binding cane. A Neiko Infrared Laser Aim Thermometer. And my favorite, Chlor-Floc US Military Water Purification Powder Packets. (Why?) Those gifts are weird … Continue reading

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Still more arguing about the Medicaid reimbursement

It was bad luck for James Wigderson that his piece accusing me of endorsing a fiscally irresponsible Medicaid expansion went up on the same day the Legislative Fiscal Bureau released new estimates showing that the plan he endorses, Gov. Scott … Continue reading

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So long, The Office

I guess it has not been cool to like The Office for some time, but I still liked it up until the end — its finale is tonight — even given all the ways that it became rote and aimless. … Continue reading

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Here’s why the arguments against expanding Medicaid don’t work

Gov. Walker was never going to take the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare because he is a Republican governor who wants to run for president, and although some Republican governors have taken the Medicaid expansion, none of the ones who want … Continue reading

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Here’s the counterargument on Wisconsin’s poor jobs growth

The Daily Herald Media Editorial Board recently weighed in on Wisconsin’s lousy jobs record with a fairly strongly stated editorial. In some ways this is the political question these days, and will become more so as Gov. Scott Walker’s re-election … Continue reading

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