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Wisconsin's Pryor engagement

Published Oct. 11, 2016

On May 16, 1990, it was announced that Aaron Pryor - who was legally blind in one eye - was coming to Madison to box, thereby thrusting Wisconsin into the sport's spotlight for the first time in 40 years. But the attention was hardly flattering.


What isn't deteriorating in Wisconsin? Walker's road budget mess

Published June 8, 2016

What isn't deteriorating in Wisconsin? You can't argue our universities have improved. You can't argue our roads have either - and now comes word that Walker's transportation secretary is looking at the "continued deterioration" of 90 percent of our roads.


Must watch: 1995 Wisconsin Sports Hall of Fame ceremony

Published May 12, 2016

A few weeks ago, Donald Driver and Bo Ryan were inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame. I recently found the 1995 induction ceremony featuring emcee Bob Costas and an amazing list of inductees including Al McGuire, Robin Yount and The Big O.


Candidates display only nodding acquaintance with the truth

Published Nov. 1, 2012

I can hardly imagine anybody who has behaved like these candidates actually being either a president or a vice president or a senator. All of them, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Tommy Thompson, Paul Ryan, Joe Biden and Tammy Baldwin have demonstrated that they have, at best, a nodding acquaintance with the truth.


Political battles promise a bumpy ride

Published Sept. 6, 2012

The political conventions for the two major parties have occupied wall-to-wall coverage on the news channels and the number of talking heads who have nothing to say rivals the number of delegates at each convention. I don't know exactly what's wrong with me, but I watched an awful lot of the coverage and came away with a bunch of impressions.

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