John Smalley

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John Smalley is the editor of the Wisconsin State Journal.

We're headed toward the middle of August now, which means the green and gold faithful are anxious and ready -- to put it mildly -- for their b…

In the daily crush of the hour-to-hour, if not minute-to-minute, busy lives we all lead, it's easy to forget about what happened yesterday. Or…

Even in the most contentious of times, when tumult rules and vitriol pushes harmony aside, some days all we need is a little Bucky love.

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In the newspaper business, we’re always looking for themes. We search for the threads that tie an issue together, for the commonality in an id…

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koala -- I'm not sure where the "what if" scenarios take us. What if the police stormed my newsroom and arrested all my reporters? Sure, I suppose in some realm that might happen, but it's not something I worry about. Same with needing a permit to enter the Capitol. I'm not worried…

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Fact or Fiction -- For the record, the State Journal is owned by Lee Enterprises, not Gannett.

Andy -- On the point about what if the press needed a permit: I suppose if I wanted to set my press up in the Capitol rotunda, then yes, I'd probably need a permit for that and I'd apply for…

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Good Dog, Happy Man (by the way, where does that moniker come from?): No doubt that the WCIJ could have perhaps stayed off the Legislature's radar if they paid rent. But I think they'd argue that in a sense they are paying rent by agreeing to hire UW student interns each semester. That's par…

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Good Dog, Happy Man -- thanks, and here's to a great and meaningful Independence Day for us all.

Witness2012 -- "Opposite Land" is no place to be. I'm trying to live in Sensible City, on Reasonable Street. It's a small town, but I hope it's growing!

-- John Smalley, S…

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Wow, imagine that -- a reasonable thread of comments on a column about reasonable discussion. That's an excellent trend. In his column, Mike does a great job of making the point I was trying to make -- in a much more clumsy way -- in my Sunday column about the state budget and the leadership…