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  • Originally published 03/06/2015

    This Is What Right-to-Work Means

    Elizabeth Tandy Shermer

    “Right to work” sounds benign, if not all-American. It is in fact malignant, not just for organized labor, but also a state’s economic health.

  • Originally published 04/25/2013

    A new musical legacy for Frank Lloyd Wright's father, courtesy of music historian

    One thing that’s not disputed about Frank Lloyd Wright’s father is this: He loved music.Long portrayed as a distant parent and meager breadwinner who abandoned the family when Frank was 17, the senior Wright emerges as a much different character — a cultured and exuberantly creative man who lived a life in music — in the new CD, “The Music of William C. Wright.”Produced by Oak Park, Ill., music historian and architecture fan David Patterson, the 72-minute CD features pieces composed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s father in a musical career that spanned the second half of the 19th century. Many of those years were spent in Wisconsin, including Madison and Frank’s birthplace of Richland Center...

  • Originally published 12/07/2016

    How Government Really Works

    Steve Hochstadt

    Everyone appears to be worried that soon-to-be President Trump will make some gigantic blunder, putting us all at risk. More likely is that the Republican Congress and the Republican President will pass hundreds of less notable acts which together will make the rich richer, the powerful more powerful, and the rest of us less able to control our lives.