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The “birthers” are nothing new: a historical perspective

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I just sent this e-mail to my dad, but decided to add it here:   I am not one of the people who think Obama was born in Kenya (and not sure if I care), but this Reuters article is interesting, detailing basically the same controversy in the past and on the Republican side: http://news.yahoo.com/romneys-birth-certificate-evokes-fathers-controversy-231534685.html […]

Thanks for the rifles, Madison

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MPD kills suspect after rifle ordinance approved

A letter to Ginny and Jim Maziarka

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After reading a March 31, 2009, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article titled "West Bend couple circulate petitions to remove library books they consider obscene," I felt compelled to look up the Maziarkas on whitepages.com and send them a letter.

Blizzard ’08 fiasco

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So, we got a lot of snow on Wednesday. I went to work and school, but it was an adventure. UW stayed open until 3:30 p.m., when Provost Patrick Farrell made an announcement was made canceling classes. I especially loved how Madison Metro was stopping service early, but no UW faculty could leave early without using a sick day. Come on, UW. Wednesday was just a series of bad decisions.

Wisconsin voters mar state’s proud history

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Voters in Wisconsin's Nov. 7 election decided, by a large majority, to define marriage in the state constitution "to provide that only marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state and that a legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized in this state." According to MSNBC, 59 percent of electors voted in favor of the amendment, and 41 percent voted against.

The state has previously been known as a progressive leader on many issues.

UW outlines position on marriage amendment

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Yesterday, the executive committee of the UW-Madison Faculty Senate released a statement in opposition of the proposed marriage amendment on which Wisconsinites will vote in less than two weeks.

Brad Pitt: I’ll marry when everyone can

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well, my view is that i’m all for anything that increases awareness – especially when it’s positive. i even like when religious protesters hold a rally – but this is even better, because many people admire him. this is an issue that I think will get more and more support the more it’s talked about […]

Recording industry beefs

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I am about to start writing a five page speech that I should have started a week ago. However, in a last attempt to stall, I am going to write an entry in this journal. Today was pretty boring, but fun too. I woke up and went to the store to work on the Unique […]
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