UP: Gogebic Taconite. The state Legislature is fast-tracking a bill that would allow the Florida mining company to close the controversial mining site to the public by paying a fee to the state. The land, currently administered as Managed Forest Land, was the site of intense protests and confrontations this summer.
DOWN: Madison Catholic school students. The Madison Catholic Diocese announced that students at its schools will no longer be taking field trips to the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery because faculty at UW-Madison conduct research with embryonic stem cells. See, kids, science really is evil.