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Cruz Control

Cruz Control

As I write this, it is 28 degrees here in Madison, Wisconsin, and three to four inches of snow blanket the ground from here on outward to Fitchburg and Spring Green. It’s a weather report — and sentiment — that might be applicable here at least 75 percent of the year, but this latest snowfall […]

Just Ignore the Class War

Just Ignore the Class War

The recent shooting of Tony Robinson here in Madison hit close to home, literally. I live less than six miles from Williamson Street where the incident took place; my wife’s parents, less than three. I’ve been over to that side of town many, many times: to go shopping at the co-op, to eat dinner at […]

The Fight

The Fight

Let me admit from the outset that this is kind of awkward timing for a piece centered on the recently announced Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight. The bout was, after all, made official less than two weeks ago, and won’t be upon us until May 2, nearly two months out. By running this column right now, […]