Commentary

Wisconsin made moderate progress as a “Knowledge Economy” state in 2006, according to Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still, but the state has plenty of hard work ahead on investment, biofuel development, and IT labor needs. Instead of free tuition for college grads that promise to...

Good people want to do the right thing when they leave a company, observes columnist James Carlini, but sometimes their employers won't allow them to. In this installment of Carlini's Comments, he states flatly that the two-week notice no longer is required, especially if the...

Companies that don't act to protect their trademarks, even when they are unknowingly used by entities in other regions of the country, run the risk of losing their legal rights to them, according to Madison attorney Joe Boucher. In this latest version of Early Stage,...

Contrary to popular belief, the University of Wisconsin's flagship campus isn't just for Madison, and a new entrepreneurship program made possible by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation promises to spread the wealth around the entire state - literally. Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still believes this...

“Wake up and smell the fiber” is the continuing battle cry of columnist James Carlini, and he's at it again. In this rather combative edition of Carlini's Comments, he points out that the need for speed is a very patriotic concept, and the lack thereof...

Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still recommends a little “back to the future” as he explains the many ways Wisconsin can use its technological expertise to launch a proposed space camp on the moon. Whether America will book a return trip to its only satellite remains...

With the changing rules of search, the highest bidder may get into the game, but there is no guarantee of a winning hand, according to Tech/Know columnist Troy Janisch. To make sure your ads reach the top, he recommends that you pay close attention to...

In her most recent column, DEMO Letter author Chris Shipley asked her readers for their 2007 predictions, and they really delivered. From forecasts of an electronic privacy meltdown to a louder wake-up call for Web 2.0, their unpredictable predictions make for required - and entertaining...

The link between education and earnings has been acknowledged for some time, but the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance has given it a local emphasis, writes Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. The disparity in educational attainment between residents of Madison and Milwaukee, and the resulting wage gap...