Results tagged with 'elections'
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.
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?
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.
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.
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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"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." ...
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...
"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...
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...
"..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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