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On September 1, the Post published a column from Thiessen criticizing the idea of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney running for president again in 2016. In the piece, Thiessen identified Scott Walker as one of several “successful governors” that would be a preferable candidate. Thiessen co-authored Walker’s 2013 book, a fact the columnist has previously disclosed when writing about the governor for the Post but…

Madison blogger holds firm against Assemblyman’s legal threats

Early this afternoon, Krug responded to an email from me and wrote: “Do you intend to retract the following statements? ‘And cynical, corrupt politicians are providing political cover for the polluters.’ ‘Instead Krug is assisting Scott Walker, Walker’s DNR and the Dairy Business Association in their project in which one objective is to contaminate and…

Moving to moderated

So you can comment on this blog. You can criticize me or call me a fool. But you can’t pretend to be somebody else and you can’t use scatological references or make offensive remarks about Scott Walker or the President’s daughters. You can’t defame people. You can’t link to … well I don’t know what…

Perhaps it’s time to hit the showers

I guess I should help the judge out with some advice. I’ll just say that there is the option of quitting judging. Once you’ve reached the point where you can retire — and Kopf is 66 and has already taken senior status — it’s not such a sacrifice to put your personal, daring, expressive writing…

Dane101.com shuts down

It is with a heavy heart that we the editors have made the difficult decision to suspend Dane101.com. The site will be archived on January 27, 2014 after the Dane101 event Fire Ball VI: Gods and Monsters. The plan is that the site will remain up and data available for as long as we can…

Waukesha Wonk shuts down

The reason is simple: political blogging has ceased to bring me joy. Life is too short to spend your free time doing things that don’t bring about some level of joy. Additionally, I find the tone of the political discourse of late to be disconcerting, and I’m not talking about the Republicans. Recent incidents and…