The departing chancellor is a bonafide A-lister. Finding another — given the relentless interference in UW-Madison by anti-intellectual Republicans in the Legislature — will likely be extremely difficult.
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi is advancing center-left spending plans that focus on COVID, mental health and climate change. What’s absent is the reflexive Republican sabotage so common outside the Madison area.
The New York Times columnist and PBS commentator talks about political dysfunction, Wisconsin and former Republican Gov. Scott Walker in advance of Brooks' October visit to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
After last year’s all-virtual event, Cap Times Idea Fest roars back with many in-person speakers on subjects local, national and global. In-person sessions will take place at UW-Madison's Memorial Union.