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Sunday, March 03, 2024

Lucas Sczygelski


Janesville’s story told to Madison book festival attendees

“I’ve got a question,” said Amy Goldstein, veteran Washington Post staffer and the writer of “Janesville: An American Story.” She paused and pulled back her frizzy red hair, scanning the book festival audience from a pedestal at the Madison Public Library. Her book is about the closure of Janesville’s General Motors plant, but nobody in the crowd was wearing steel-toed boots or worn-in work pants; it was more of a sneaker and wool sweater affair — an assortment of Madison professionals. She asked her question anyway: “How many of you here have some connection to Janesville and the plant?” Dozens of hands proudly shot up.


Books in the land of Trump

If you’re anything like me, you’ve already disengaged from Trump’s news cycle. Fried by the dreary doublethink, the anxiety provoking ineptitude, the sense that something is fundamentally ajar that none of us are qualified to fix, I’ve made the conscious decision to step back. When confronted with a TV set, instead of tuning in to Colbert I reflexively watch sitcoms, ESPN, even Monday Night Raw. Anything else.


Trump wins White House

Harnessing bitter resentment toward America’s shifting social norms and economic base, the political upstart Donald Trump wins the race for America’s presidency over the heavily favored Hillary Clinton. No matter the label that leaders of either party brought down on him—bigot, misogynist, ignorant, sexual predator—Trump remained afloat.


Trump stops in Waukesha with 'law and order' message

WAUKESHA, WIS.—Donald Trump made a stop in the heart of right-wing Wisconsin Wednesday night, packing the Waukesha County Exposition Center with frenzied supporters and giving a speech that pushed his usual message of economic growth aside in favor of an appeal for “law and order.” As the state’s most conservative county, suburban Waukesha helped put Gov.

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