John Smalley

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John Smalley is the editor of the Wisconsin State Journal.

Happy holidays this week to all of our readers. With Christmas now behind us and New Year's Day coming up fast, this is always an exciting tim…

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How about a little fun with Elvis? The elf, not the guy in the white jumpsuit. Or maybe cooking is more your thing. Or holiday crafts. Or maki…

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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…