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Streetcar opposition is lousy with false dichotomies

Published Jan. 20, 2015

In an ad, Nate Hamilton puts forward a textbook false dichotomy. A false dichotomy is just what it sounds like, with a speaker suggesting a false choice or saying that there are only two possible positions on an issue. Though he phrases his call for opposition almost as revenge for his brother's killing, his implication is clearly that the streetcar will proceed only at the expense of justice, or the other way around -- stopping the streetcar will bring about the justice he seeks. But that's just not true.


Community meeting about streetcar project scheduled for next Tuesday

Published Jan. 16, 2015

Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II will host a community informational meeting about the Milwaukee Streetcar project at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB), located at 2342 N. 27th St. Mayor Tom Barrett will be at the meeting and will provide an overview of the project.


Ald. Davis' "Reasonable Alternative to the Downtown Streetcar"

Published Jan. 16, 2015

Statement from Ald: Joe Davis, Sr.: It's time to put rhetoric aside and place a proposal on the table on why the African American community should defeat the downtown Streetcar system and require Mayor Barrett to invest the $55 million of federal funding in the area of greatest need.

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