Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's state faced a big budget deficit. To solve it, he plans to decimate one of the most respected and productive university systems in the country. And he plans to spend hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars for a professional basketball arena.
Hip hop can evoke any number of feelings from its listeners. It can enrage, engage, soothe and inspire; it can make you laugh, cry, and question everything. It reforms the standard musical structure by taking the emphasis off of melody and focusing on rhythm, cadence and lyrics.
We scoured the country for hotels that have on-site water parks that are fun for both little splashers and thrill-seeking teens. From Wisconsin to New York to Tennessee, there's a waterslide -- or surf simulator -- with your family's name on it.
One thing is for certain: the O'Keefes combined -- one a New Yorker and the other a Michigander -- have introduced a poisonous new element to Wisconsin politics.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. OO A "Cheesy Love Story" : The Fun Ad Doritos Doesn't Want You to See...
Football playoffs are arduous for those of us who have general anxiety disorder. I'm on meds and they help, but the lucky-shirt-wearing, crossing-left-leg-over-right-to-insure-a-score fissures in my brain run deep, like a Jordy Nelson post pattern.
A Wisconsin man who started a nonprofit to safely recover submerged bodies will be bringing high-resolution side-scanning sonar equipment to the search on Dec. 26.
All were willing to step up to make a difference, to lead when it could be dangerous, and to let their lives be shining examples for others. We should remember them when we face stormy and cloudy weather in our national life and become bright rainbows of hope like them.
The white Christmas I'm thinking about this season has nothing to do with snow. Rather, it's all about a site specific art installation that occurred this October.
On Wednesday night at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin, Duke and UW met for perhaps the most anticipated basketball game of the year. Many people -- myself included -- picked Wisconsin to win.
In other words, we can look at what some very smart people are saying and see in their words more than a glimmer of hope for the Badgers if they win on Saturday.
The headline alone was heartbreaking: Laylah Petersen, 5, Shot While Sitting On Grandpa's Lap. But it's the haunting images from Laylah's funeral that I just can't shake: her tiny, child-sized casket; the agony etched into the faces of her father and family; the visible, profound grief of her devastated community.
Too many of our public systems indiscriminately engage employers. This reach to employers is important. But its undisciplined scope tends to make our public systems most responsive to our worst employers. After all, who calls the public system for help? The very employers with the highest turnover - they have the openings
I would have to give the football/election thesis a passing grade, based on these few cases, regardless of whether you use my statewide speculations or the more precise county analysis of my bold political science friends.
One of the strongest impressions my 18,000-mile, 3 1/2-month road trip left me with was that not only are we Americans not all on the same page (to put it mildly), and not only do we not even want to be on the same page, but we live in different worlds.
In this age of do-nothing politics, it's easy to despair, but we must remember the intent behind the design. The same founding fathers who created a federal system that resists radical change also created a state system that encourages experimentation.