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Voter ID education seeks to avoid disenfranchisement

Published May 20, 2015

According to Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, on a recent Saturday morning, John Hill opened Hill's Campaign Headquarters Store at 7984 W. Appleton Ave. - a place people know as the "Old Obama Office" - for an information session to educate residents on Wisconsin's voter ID requirements.


Lack of competitive school board races hurts Milwaukee

Published April 7, 2015

Today is election day in Wisconsin. Non-partisan elections like today's, especially here in Milwaukee, are usually low-turnout affairs, with few candidates, few ads or debates, and few big issues on the table for argument or discussion. This year is feels like there's been even less of that than usual, since of five school board races on the ballot, three candidates -- including the citywide candidate, Terry Falk -- have no opponent at all.


These political decisions will have major consequences

Published Jan. 14, 2015

If it seems like so many public policy decisions are hanging fire in Wisconsin these days, it's only because they are. And so many of these loose ends seem to be intertwined and interdependent.


This white Democrat agrees: we blew it

Published Nov. 18, 2014

This year, though vote totals suggest Wisconsin turnout wasn't down for a mid-term election, my anecdata do: every election I give my students bonus credit for bringing in "I Voted" stickers. This month I collected fewer than I ever have from my overwhelmingly black and Latino students, suggesting they, their families, and their neighbors just didn't vote. Even in the "99 percent Obama" ward where Burke and the president appeared together, turnout was down from the last gubernatorial contest.


Social Circle: Where is the common ground between Milwaukeeans?

Published Nov. 9, 2014

The elections are over and Milwaukeeans are deeply divided on their thoughts and feelings about the outcome. However, there has to be a common ground between those who identify as Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, anarchists or anything else. Right?

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A Partisan Judiciary?

"Calling a seat on the (Wisconsin)  Supreme Court  'non-partisan' is a flagrant lie.....Voters deserve the truth.....They have the right to see a letter designation  behind the candidate's name......I am a Democrat....Justice  (Patience) Roggensack is a Republican." ...

Four Hot Council Races

All 15  Milwaukee aldermen are seeking re-election this Spring.  Since incumbents have major advantages  in name-recognition, fund-raising and endorsements, they almost always win. But  here are four  aldermanic districts in which incumbents face serious chalenges:8th:&nb...

Are Corporations People?

"Corporations are people, my friend."  Mitt Romney at the Iowa State Fair in August, 2011.If Romney had declared that chimpanzees were people  he would have been closer to the truth, since chimps are  living mammals with about 99% of the same DNA as humans.  But corp...

An Open Letter to "Occupy Milwaukee"

So, you  successfully closed the North Avenue bridge over I-43 at 8th Street for several hours last Thursday night, November 17. Mazel tov.  Thanks to your bold action,  the scores of  investment bankers and hedge fund managers who live in the area needed  another ha...

Primaries and Polarization

"..eliminating closed state primaries, which enable ideological activists to dominate elections.."  Former Rep.  Lee Hamilton (D, Indiana)  (1)A closed primary is limited to voters who register as either a Democrat or Republican, although they can switch parties from one ...

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