From topics including Downtown homelessness and Madison schools to Scott Walker and the GAB, State Journal columnist Chris Rickert has tackled them all. Here's a collection of recent columns that have spurred the most reader reaction.
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Since Sarah Manski dropped out of the Madison School Board race two days after winning her primary, she’s been pilloried not only by the school district’s smattering of conservatives but by the same liberal, pro-democracy folks she once epitomized.
Government was a big theme in Republican Gov. Scott Walker's budget address. So I'm a little confused that his administration is proposing government force a pretty significant change at the MacKenzie Environmental Education Center.
It's ironic that democracy activist Sarah Manski would run for the Madison School Board knowing that if she won, she might have to resign before her term was up.
Faced with the prospect of just closing my eyes and randomly pointing to names on a ballot, I decided to try to find out if there were any substantive differences among the five people seeking seats on the Madison School Board — or if they're simply the teachers union lackeys Madison School …
It was the spelling error that caught my attention Wednesday in a story about the release of records in the Madison School District's superintendent search.
The bomb Scott Walker dropped Monday wasn't as explosive as the one he dropped two years ago to largely end public-sector collective bargaining, but the response in Madison was no less predictable.
As if our political leaders needed any more reason to just go ahead and adopt a single-payer health care system already, check out the contradictory mess flowing from Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s announcement on Medicaid last week.
Would it be sacrilegious to say business was booming last week on the corner where the Rev. Andy Jones was offering interested passers-by an extremely abbreviated Ash Wednesday blessing?
At first blush, amending the state's founding document to protect something as pedestrian as funding for the Department of Transportation just doesn't have the kind of wow factor I look for in a constitutional amendment.
Shortly after Madison schools superintendent Dan Nerad resigned last year, School Board member Ed Hughes told me that when it comes to the Madison School District, "People want improvement, but they don't want change."
It's probably not very wise — or polite — to ask too many questions when, after years of trying to get government to pay more attention to your cause, the government suddenly decides to pay more attention to your cause.
It’s bad enough that the city’s need for more affordable housing and an endorsement from city staff weren’t enough to make the faith-based, anti-abortion agency’s project worthy of city financing help.