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Daily Bread for 1.4.22: Theranos? Yeah, We Have a Few…

Good morning. Tuesday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 30.  Sunrise is 7:25 AM and sunset 4:35 PM for 9h 09m 40s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 4.5% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1923, Milton College president A.E. Whitford bans dancing by students in off-campus, semi-public…

Daily Bread for 1.3.22: The Dishonesty of Whitewater’s Local Politics

Good morning. Monday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 18.  Sunrise is 7:25 AM and sunset 4:34 PM for 9h 08m 38s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 0.8% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1957, the Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch.   The New…

Daily Bread for 11.16.21: Not Only in Washington, and Not Only Journalists

Good morning. Tuesday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 50.  Sunrise is 6:49 AM and sunset 4:30 PM for 9h 40m 41s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 92.6% of its visible disk illuminated.  The Whitewater School Board’s Policy Review Committee meets at 9 AM and the Whitewater Common Council…

Daily Bread for 10.27.21: Rebecca Kleefisch’s Republican ‘Mercenaries’

Good morning. Wednesday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 58.  Sunrise is 7:24 AM and sunset 5:53 PM for 10h 28m 49s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 63% of its visible disk illuminated. The Technology Park Board meets at 8 AM.  On this day in 1961, NASA tests…

Daily Bread for 10.25.21: Late in the Day Even for Sociability

Good morning. Monday in Whitewater will be rainy with a high of 52.  Sunrise is 7:21 AM and sunset 5:55 PM for 10h 34m 08s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 79.9% of its visible disk illuminated.  Whitewater’s Urban Forestry Commission meets at 4:30 PM, the Community Development Authority Seed Capital Committee meets…

Daily Bread for 10.24.21: The Otters of Singapore Offer a Lesson for Whitewater, Wisconsin

Good morning. Sunday in Whitewater will be rainy with a high of 51.  Sunrise is 7:20 AM and sunset 5:57 PM for 10h 36m 49s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 86.5% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1946, a camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket [from White Sands…

Daily Bread for 9.27.21: Good Public Health Policy is True Optimism

Good morning. Monday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 86.  Sunrise is 6:48 AM and sunset 6:41 PM for 11h 52m 56s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 64.9% of its visible disk illuminated.  The Whitewater Urban Forestry Commission meets at 4:30 PM, Downtown Whitewater’s Board of Directors meets…

Daily Bread for 9.26.21: The Vaccine Divide and the Economic Divide

Good morning. Sunday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 82.  Sunrise is 6:47 AM and sunset 6:43 PM for 11h 55m 49s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 73% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1789, George Washington appoints Thomas Jefferson the first United States Secretary…

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IF PUBLIC OFFICIALS DON’T WANT TO READ DISCUSSIONS ABOUT PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY, THEN THEY SHOULDN’T RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE.

 

(Local) Fear of a Red Hat

There are any number of fears that occasionally grip people, however unfounded those fears, of snakes, of spiders, of black cats, etc. (Snakes play an important ecological role, some cultures think spiders are good luck, and black cats are beautiful with notably soft coats.) And yet, and yet… no fear strikes deeper and holds tighter…

Broken Policymaking Over a Voucher Program

Whitewater has a local government that taxes and legislates, and that hires officials who exercise authority over the city’s residents, in a nine-square-mile area. Our local government has its own municipal building, in which it holds regular public meetings, and in which officials can talk to each other and residents in person, by email, text,…

Competition: Good for Individuals and Society

Pres. Biden plans measures to increase market competition. David Leonhardt reports Biden’s New Push (‘The U.S. economy suffers from a lack of competition. President Biden wants to change that’): The U.S. economy has been less dynamic in the 21st century, by many measures, than it was in the late 20th century. Fewer new businesses are starting.…

Whither the Conservative Populists?

In places big and small, including Whitewater, there are three main types of conservatives: traditional, transactional, and populist. (Right-wing populist in our time is mostly a euphemism for Trumpist.) Of these types, only the right-wing populists are a dynamic movement. Traditional conservatives each day look more like large reptiles after a cataclysmic meteor strike, and…