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What’s Worse than Government Censorship?

The novice government becomes the master of censorship. They refuse to let journalists publish articles on topics that are controversial, stir public unrest, or portray the government in a poor light. They have no problem imprisoning writers that run afoul of reporting the approved narrative—even going so far as to “disappear” people that are chronic […]

Puppets and Puppeteers: A Moyers Interactive

 

Who’s Pulling the Strings

 

Some gristle to gnaw upon:

Ginni Thomas

Virginia “Ginni” Thomas is the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Critics have called out her activism as a potential conflict of interest with her husband’s judicial duties since 2000 – while working for the Heritage Foundation, she collected resumes for […]

Hump Day Potpourri

Massive earthquake devastates Balochistan Province , SW Pakistan

More than 300,000 people have been affected over a total of six districts – Awaran, Kech, Gwadar, Panjgur, Chaghi and Khuzdar – Balochistan government spokesman Jan Muhammad Buledi said.

He told BBC Urdu that the death toll currently stood at 328 – 160 in Awaran […]

New Election Bill Attacks Voter Rights On Any Number Of Levels and MJS Headlines School Board Recalls?

State Representative Jeff Stone introduces a bill that wrecks havoc with voter rights and adds new restrictions on early voting and tries to do an end run to enable voter id legislation (we’ll get to those later). And the headline at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s JSONLINE is Elections bill would make it harder to recall […]

OUR Milwaukee County: Rep Sanfelippo’s Bill Attacking County Government Scheduled for Committee

Representative Joe Sanfelippo’s bill (AB 85) to destroy county government is set for the Committee on Government Operations and State Licensing on Thursday April 11, 2013 at 9:30 AM, room 225 Northwest.

The committee members are Representatives Tyler August (R – 32 and chair), David Craig (R -83 and vice chair), Daniel Knodl (R – […]

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Elicits a WTF? Moment.

All during the football season, news junkies like myself have to endure almost daily color photos and headline stories above the fold on the front page of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the Green Bay Packers…even on bye weekends.

Yesterday Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett gave his ‘State of the City’ address and covered any number […]

Whither MKE County: County Government Displays Its Dysfunction Once Again!

The latest round of dysfunction in Milwaukee County government is the brouhaha started by first term County Supervisor Deanna Alexander. As reported by MJS’ Daniel Bice in a recent No Quarter article, Sup. Alexander accused the other board members of intentionally preventing her from doing her job. Specifically that board leadership was preventing her from […]

Whither MKE Cnty: Maybe a County Convention Is In Order

Yesterday marked the first forum that I am aware of that was aimed to discuss possible futures for Milwaukee County. County Supervisor Deanna Alexander held a town hall to gauge the interest in changing the make up of county government. The article in today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says that only about two dozen people were […]

Whither Milwaukee County Government?

My intention was to return from vacation relaxed and raring to go…and start a series on Milwaukee County government. A little history, a little discussion on what it does for us now, some thoughts on the future services it needs to provide, interviewing county government officials, county residents, and other interested parties, and just generally […]

A Note to the MJS: OUR HEARTS ARE BROKEN TODAY

Unsurprisingly the bold front page headline of the Saturday December 15, 2012 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel was the lede for their story on the massacre in the elementary school in Connecticut. And they quoted from President Obama’s speech from the White House yesterday. BUT they changed the whole meaning of his words by editing the quote…shortening […]