Something Completely Different: Free UWM Class on Milwaukee History

Something completely different to share with you today. From my email inbox, the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee is going to offer an online course in July and covers some of the history of the City of Milwaukee. So here are the details: UWM is offering a free online class…

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WI GOP Tries To Tie One Hand Behind Tommy Thompson’s Back

After an amazingly adroit failure at selecting a new president for the University of Wisconsin system, the Board of Regents selected former Governor Tommy Thompson to act as the interim president. And the reception to the announcement among officialdom has been for the most part positive if maybe a bit…

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Celebrating Juneteenth Day!

Now that President Donald Trump has made Juneteenth Day famous… This would have been the 49th Anniversary of Juneteenth Day Street Festival in Milwaukee, had it not been for the COVID-19 pandemic. But there are numerous activities and events around the city to commemorate. And for the first time, both…

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Distance Learning: Why Aren’t We Using Television?

W-a-a-a-a-a-y back in the day, I attended a Catholic parochial elementary school. We had seven teachers for eight classes…the choir director came in to teach music…but we had no art teacher…we had no library. But at that time Milwaukee channel 10, WMVS, (owned and operated by the Milwaukee Vocational School…

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There Was a $600 Million Surplus but now there’s not!

Remember just a few weeks ago, when the Republican leadership in Madison was touting their acumen in recovering the Wisconsin economy and a resulting projected $800 million surplus in the coming budget? And after putting the required $200 million or whatever into the rainy day fund they needed to cut…

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President Trump Should Get a COVID-19 Test

And no, I am not suggesting this just because a number of prominent Republicans in Washington are self-quarantined…but as a show of confidence that we have safe and effective testing for the disease. The president should sit at his desk in the Oval Office, roll up his sleeve, have the…

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Wisconsin Primary: Who Is On My Ballot

Just got called out on Facebook because I didn’t provide any information on the candidates. Well that’s an impossible task since your ballot will be unique depending on your location and who is running for your local races. But here’s where you find out who is on your ballot: What’s…

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Just A Twist From Trump’s State of the Union Address:

As is often the case, a president giving his (because there aren’t any women yet…sigh) State of the Union address features Americans in the gallery that represent the policies and programs that they espouse. Such was the case with President Trump’s speech this past Tuesday. And no, I am not…

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So Betty DeVoss and Mike Pence are Socialists!

President Donald Trump has stated time and again that there is no room for Socialism in the United States. And his GOP apologists have continued to trumpet that statement up and down the breadth of the United States. Meanwhile, the rest of us enjoy Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Interstate highways,…

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Can We Call This The WUHAN Virus Instead Of Coronavirus?

There is a whole family of coronaviruses that cause all types of respiratory illnesses in humans (and animals), including the common cold. Most of them aren’t that dangerous, although some are, like SARS or MERS. So we are doing the whole world a disfavor by continuing to use the label…

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