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A Downtown beacon will shine brighter starting Dec. 7 Image

A Downtown beacon will shine brighter starting Dec. 7

Published Tuesday, Dec. 6

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. On Wednesday, Richard H. Driehaus and M & J Wilkow, Ltd., owners of the Milwaukee Gas Light Building, 626 E. Wisconsin Ave., will flip the switch on a newly completed lighting upgrade that will cause the building's iconic weather flame to burn more brightly.

Tales from the Road: An Uber ride for an escort Image

Tales from the Road: An Uber ride for an escort

Published Saturday, Dec. 3

I got my first escort. Not the old Ford, but a woman who works as a professional escort.The call came to pick up a fare near the airport about 7:30 in the morning. I pulled up to the address and after waiting for about five minutes a woman named Lora came out.

Milwaukee County Zoo's three tiger cubs make public debut Image

Milwaukee County Zoo's three tiger cubs make public debut

Published Friday, Dec. 2

The Milwaukee County Zoo's three Amur tiger cubs made their public debut today in the Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country. The cubs, one male and two females, have been named: Kashtan, Eloise and Bernadette. They were born Sept. 14 to mother, Amba, and father, Strannik.

The Forum: How Hillary lost Wisconsin Image

The Forum: How Hillary lost Wisconsin

Published Wednesday, Nov. 30

Welcome to America 2.0, the pre-civil rights redux. The World According to Trump. The worst upset in modern presidential history? Actually, quite the opposite. This election was the simplest of clichés.

"Identity liberalism" isn't the problem; white nostalgia is

Published Thursday, Nov. 24

A number of election postmortems from The Professional Left have one thing in common: complaints that Democrats lost because we did not adequately kowtow to white men. But that view is part of the problem, not anything to do with the solution.

Abele shares vision for parks, Domes, beer gardens and more Image

Abele shares vision for parks, Domes, beer gardens and more

Published Wednesday, Nov. 23

2016 has been an intense year for seemingly everyone and everything, including the Milwaukee County Parks. There was upheaval and controversy, but also numerous positive parks moments. According to County Executive Chris Abele, there are more to come.

Op-ed: Educational reform, improving schools should not be feared Image

Op-ed: Educational reform, improving schools should not be feared

Published Sunday, Nov. 20

Dire situations require bold thinking and innovation, so we proposed three reforms that could have an immediate, meaningful impact on Milwaukee's schools across sectors. There are many other ideas that could be considered, but what cannot be considered is doing nothing.

Milwaukee Talks: Streets of Old Milwaukee's Granny Image

Milwaukee Talks: Streets of Old Milwaukee's Granny

Published Friday, Nov. 18

Now that colder weather is approaching, Granny Hannah has left her familiar rocking chair perch on her Streets of Old Milwaukee porch for the warmth of her parlor. But a couple days ago Hannah invited me in to see the tree and to talk about the holidays.

The triumph of evil results from good people doing nothing Image

The triumph of evil results from good people doing nothing

Published Thursday, Nov. 17

Like many Americans, the past week for me has been one of trying to figure out just what to do about Donald Trump being elected. I know there is a huge cry for unity, but Trump doesn't deserve my unity. He deserves my fight, and that's what I'm going to do.

Politics is not a team sport Image

Politics is not a team sport

Published Thursday, Nov. 17

American politics has moved from working together to benefit all involved to becoming a team sport, creating a distinct set of winners and losers - a trend that many founding fathers warned about excessively.