• The early line on Dem guv candidates

    Proceed with caution. This speculation comes from a guy who confidently predicted that Hillary Clinton would edge out Marco Rubio for the presidency last year. more

  • Charlie Sykes' inside account of the right-wing crackup

    Charlie Sykes is dumbfounded by accusations that his opposition to Trump is driven by expediency. While Paul Ryan and Reince Priebus moved into positions of influence, Sykes is out in the cold. “An opportunist goes with the power, not into exile.” more


  • Tell All: My friends are social media zombies

    I can’t help but notice that my friends live every minute immersed in social media. It’s annoying to be with them when they’re wasting time on their phones. more


  • Superlative season opener

    Maestro John DeMain is in fine form for Madison Symphony Orchestra’s season opener. more

  • The Model Lake

    As Steve Carpenter, one of the world’s most respected ecological thinkers, retires from the UW Center for Limnology, he sounds a warning for Lake Mendota. more


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