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The Week on Forum: Tea-baggers, socialists, pirates, and Vicki McKenna

Forons were all a-twitter about politics this week, lambasting Presidents and ripping into political media. Leave it to tea bag jokes to cut the tension. >More
 The Week on Forum: District 2, restaurants worth saving, and the Brewers

In between all the bitching and moaning about local politics and shoddy operating systems, optimistic forons waxed poetic about great food, better political policy and Milwaukee's best: the Brewers. >More
 The loons among us: They're flocking to Lake Monona

There's a loon convention at Monona Terrace. Not the people kind, the bird kind. Last Saturday, April 4, I counter more than 30 loons from the bike path along John Nolen Drive. Why so many when past years produced just a handful of migrants? >More
 The Week on Forum: Bishop Morlino, teenagers, the auto industry, and Mike Verveer

Forons were on high alert this week for all things ridiculous or just plain wrong. From the Madison Catholic Diocese to international protests, the community was abuzz with commentary from all sides. >More
 The Week on Forum: Speed dating, the stimulus, fluoridation, and X-Box repair

Despite the recent AIG debacle and a controversial stimulus package, many forons lightened the mood this week with the perks of speed dating, outlandish advertising and the promise of bike-worthy weather. >More
 1959: Five decades ago, Madison was embracing the future

In Madison, the 1960s began in 1959. That spring, John Kennedy and Cassius Clay came to town, as did a friend of Fidel Castro's. Their visits were part of a yearlong parade of personalities and issues that foreshadowed the decade to come. >More
 1959: Youths run wild in the streets of Madison

With almost no serious violent crime in 1959 (no murders, only one manslaughter), Madison's major public safety issue involved gangs of young toughs in nylon jackets on State Street. >More
 1959: Sabotaging Monona Terrace

In 1959, the city got closer to building Frank Lloyd Wright's Monona Terrace than ever before. And then it all fell apart. >More
 1959: A bad year for Madison cops

At around 11 p.m. on Jan. 8, 1959, Madison Police Chief Bruce Weatherly rammed a tanker truck at the intersection of East Washington Avenue and Stoughton Road. >More
 1959 Dateline in Madison

Jan. 20: UW Regents endorse new athletic department policy of refusing to play teams or in locations that require racial segregation. >More
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