If you're not excited for this week then you must have a lot of midterms or you're the last victim of the flu season. Or maybe you have one of those job things. This week will be beautiful and consistent, with highs of 53-57 everyday and lows in the high 30's.
Today for brunch is a apple-cinnamon bagel with blueberry cream cheese, a long with some kind of extravagant coffee drink from Espresso Royale the kind I only get when I can get it for free. If I remember correctly I had a sugar high all day from that combo.
The Badgers will be facing Wofford in the first round of the NCAA tourney. And don't dismiss the possibility of a later showdown with Marquette, who I assume will be drawing motivation from the state's recent approval of a MU license plate, although the move did not avoid controversy.
If you believe in our current system of electing judges, you shouldn't be surprised when sitting justices are guests at Tea Party conventions.
The Journal-Sentinel has an excellent article about doctors getting paid to promote drugs. Luckily, UW has cracked down on its MDs doing that.
The Committee for the Positive Portrayal of Pharmacists in the Media is not going to be happy to read this one: "Former UW cancer pharmacy head indicted on 25 charges of prescription drug fraud."
It's telling that Sen. Dan Kapanke has to address the irony of an op-ed in which he advocates adopting something the Europeans do: "It's not often I would recommend that the United States follow the policy initiatives of our friends in Europe, but on the issue of legalizing raw milk..."
Similarly, Lieutenant Guv candidate Rebecca Kleefisch finally realizes that proposing "another government waste hotline" sounds like kind of a waste.
Hmm...Rep. Robin Vos (R-Caledonia) seizes a new poll to argue that Milwaukee-area residents are "adamantly opposed" to setting up a Regional Transit Authority. That's funny, because that's not what the actual poll indicates. No wonder he didn't list any specific numbers.
Wausau Daily Herald says it's time to end Saturday mail.
75 percent of payday borrowers immediately take out another loan as soon as their payment is due.
From the "conservative-leaning WPRI poll." See what big a difference it makes when it's actually stated? No matter how bad the Dems do this year, I don't think Tommy Thompson would not beat Russ Feingold by 12 points in a senate race.
Unfortunately, the Cap Times didn't bother putting "liberal-leaning group" when it cited the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' recent analysis of Paul Ryan's "Roadmap for America."
Biddy Martin the only woman in top ten UW system earners. The average professor salary in the system is $15,000 below the average at peer institutions.
The WSJ celebrates "Sunshine Week" by highlighting the merits of open government every day.
This could be very cool. Several UW faculty, including history professors Alfred McCoy (Vietnam expert) and Jeremi Suri (foreign relations dude) will be hosting a "teach-in" on the Afghanistan War. 7 p.m. on Friday in the Alumni Lounge at the Pyle Center. I've had both the professors I mentioned and I would highly recommend them.