Pam Murtaugh

"I'll love you no matter how fat you are," says the box of chocolates on Candinas' billboards. Is it morally responsible for chocolates to speak this way? About half of the people in Wisconsin are overweight or obese, double what it was in 1990. (Small comfort that this is below the national average of 66%, doubled since 1980.) So, love from a box of chocolate? more

Feb 7, 2011 6:33 PM Opinion

In an election that was all about fear, the electorate was running scared -- straight to the polls. Voters "seeing red" voted red. Blood red. Angry red. But this anger has been building steam for 30 years. It took the recession to make it blow. more

Nov 8, 2010 9:40 PM Opinion

Jerry Frautschi, native son and philanthropist, generously bestowed upon Madison a family jewel. Carved into its triangular block, the Overture Center strives to match the glory of the Capitol and thrills Madison with its grandness. And yet, I've felt conflicted about Overture since the day it was announced as a replacement for the Civic Center. From my unusual vantage point, it was easy to foresee the struggles of the resident companies and the center itself. In the bubble of optimism, I've been a wet blanket. more

Oct 7, 2010 2:00 PM Opinion