OK guys. An early brunch today because I got work at 7 a.m. Cruel and unusual, without a doubt, but luckily my new job has plenty of coffee. Slightly overcast but hot, with a range of 71 to 88 today. I admit I may have missed out some important stories in my haste. Please forgive me. Here's a cupcake from Java Den.
Argument for national sales tax I have not heard: "Anyone that deals in drugs, they would be taxed when they spend the money they make," says Dan Mielke, GOP candidate vying for 7th Congressional District seat.
City of Madison agrees to pay Mickey D's over $300,000 because of a bridge that blocks drivers' views of the golden arches.
Another local casualty of the Afghanistan war.
Best cheese award returns to Wisconsin.
Tim Carpenter: Stop putting highway expansion above local road repair.
Russ Feingold urges GAB to ensure that soldiers abroad get absentee ballots.
Dems put Ron Johnson on the defensive over loan to his business 30 years ago.
Bill Kraus rethinks term limits. I'm surprised he used Lyndon Johnson as an example of a "sensational legislative career." I bet if Kraus read LBJ's biography by Robert Caro he would still have exclusively positive things to say about the former Democratic majority leader.
Here's at least one voter who likes Mark Neumann.
Environmental groups: We're losing!
Ben Manski comments on Glenn Beck, who, FYI, is not running in the 77th Assembly District.
Recording industry setting sights on UW funding.