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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.

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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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Want meaningful election reform in Wisconsin? Try mandatory voting

Published Nov. 6, 2014

Everyone is talking about the roughly 56 percent of the registered voters as some kind of wonderful record. What Dave Begel sees there is that nearly half the eligible voters in Wisconsin didn't even bother. He would make voting mandatory in Wisconsin.

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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson brings universe to the Riverside

Published Oct. 24, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson will make a pair of appearances at The Riverside in December. His "Science as a Way of Knowing" set for Dec. 11 is already sold out. However, tickets are still available for "This Just in: Latest Discoveries in the Universe" on Dec. 10. The long-time executive editor of "Nova ScienceNow" will host a discussion of current discoveries in the universe.

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ID not needed to vote in Nov. 4 election

Published Oct. 23, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked the Wisconsin voter ID law. Wisconsin voters will not need to show IDs to vote on Nov. 4, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood New Service's Andrea Waxman.

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Reader blogs:

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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