Why vote for Chris Moews on August 12? Because he’s a REAL lawman!

Image Courtesy Moews for Sheriff

Earlier this week, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s reelection campaign sent out a mailer touting Clarke’s law enforcement credentials, and as James Rowen of The Political Environment noted, it’s a very curious mailer.

Sheriff Clarke’s efforts to tout his crime fighting credentials are laughable, especially considering how little the [...]

Obama Boehner Walker Dimitrijevic

For the past six years the various left and progressive groups have been screaming about the obstructionists in the House of Representatives aided and abetted by Speaker John Boehner. Accused of hewing the company line, being co-opted by the tea party jihad, or out and out racism, the right has done everything in its power [...]

What do you want to know? Ask questions of AD19 candidates

The Bay View Compass, with the League of Women Voters and the Bay View Neighborhood Association, is hosting a forum for candidates in the race to replace Jon Richards in the 19th assembly district on Monday, August 4th. The full details are here. You should go.

All five candidates, including the four Democrats that Shaina [...]

Justin Moralez: “Those on the road simply want [potholes] fixed” (VIDEO)

During a recent interview with Steve Walters of WisconsinEye, Cudahy Alderman (and current State Assembly candidate) Justin Moralez was asked a question about the gap in the state’s transportation fund for road reparis. In response to Walters’ question, Moralez explained that “Those on the road simply want them fixed – they want those nasty potholes [...]

Video: Dan Adams For Assembly’s New Ad

From one of the new faces in the race for the 19th Assembly district:

When Will The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Drop Rick Esenberg’s Blog?

There’s been some conversation on Facebook about Christian Schneider’s op ed pieces in MJS. Liberal posters have accused him of being a hack and a direct mouthpiece of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. MJS editor Ernst-Ulrich Franzen stepped up to defend him as a paid columnist. All well and good…well not really good…but you know [...]

Oak Creek city administrator: city’s budget “not sustainable”

This story is a perfect example of why the “no tax increases” and “cut, cut, cut services” mentality of so many conservatives in local government is so fatally flawed (emphasis added). The cost of city operations and services is not sustainable and elected officials and residents will need to make hard decisions about what to [...]

County Executive Chris Abele & Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to announce new partnership to sell vacant Park East land

Found this long-overdue news in my email inbox. MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett will announce a new effort and unique partnership next week to market and sell vacant land in the Park East. In a press conference at 9:15 am on Tuesday, June 10th, Abele and Barrett will [...]

David Cullen to run for Milwaukee County Treasurer and I couldn’t be more underwhelmed

I’m so sick of seeing the same career politicians recycled in and out of different elected offices. Milwaukee County Supervisor David Cullen announced today that he will run for Milwaukee County Treasurer. The election will be held on November 4th, 2014. If a primary is necessary it will take place on August 12, 2014.

Cullen [...]

Voters in Appleton elect first transgender city council member

This is what progress looks like…

Voters in Appleton on April 1 elected transgender candidate Gypsy Vered Meltzer to their city council. 

Meltzer, 31, told the Post-Crescent, “I can see some push back, but I hope they’ll get over it. I hope things don’t go that route. I don’t want to lose focus on the issues [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

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