Watching a little of Elena Kagan's questioning before the soccer game at 9. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), is trying his darndest to get Kagan to make some virulently anti-military statement. He's not having luck. He concludes with a statement, saying that she "treated the military in a second-class way." A nice pain-au-chocolat, courtesy of L'Etoile. Affordable, delicious pastries is one thing France has up on us.
Barrett to have a joint appearance with Obama later this week.
Thanks to Karen Rivedale for pointing out the Dane County Energy Update, a new blog about improving energy efficiency in your own home. This post ranks Madison neighborhoods by average energy use per house.
The Supreme Court to rule on whether the 2006 referendum banning gay marriage is constitutional.
Awesome story. In Montclair, New Jersey, where I spent my high school years and my parents live now, an ordinary couple is arrested for being part of a Russian espionage ring.
Wisconsin's chief forester fined $263 for shooting turkey. Damn. That's a pretty expensive Thanksgiving dinner.
This was a trivia questions last night at The City: What previously free service is UW considering charging its employees for? Hint: It would be a means to resolve the university's transportation budget deficit.
Interesting. Kohl says he wants to know more about Kagan's judicial philosophy, while Feingold lauds Kagan for her understanding of the separation of powers. Feingold isn't is hard on nominees as you might expect, because of his firm belief that presidents have a right to discretion in their picks.
State favors community-based care over rural mental health coverage.
The Public Policy Forum blog addresses persistent budget deficits in Milwaukee County government, advocating the establishment of an independent fiscal assessor.
Do you believe cheating in sports is OK? In general the American attitude is, you can cheat as long as you are doing so at the risk of being penalized by a ref or ump. When you're doing it in a bathroom stall in the locker room, it's different.
Plastic bottles expelled from UW-Stevens Point. Where are you on this Biddy?
The feds have picked Milwaukee for a pilot program on preventing foreclosures.
And Chris Walker discusses the huge chunks of buildings showering the streets of the Brew City, which budget cuts have made inevitable.