2010 Elections

The fact that so many Wisconsin voters know so little about Sen. Ron Johnson is surprising in a state so polarized by recalls and the divisive, extreme policies of Gov. Scott Walker that voter participation and intensity are among the highe... more

Jun 7, 2016 2:33 PM Taking Liberties 12 Comments

The conservative takeover of Wisconsin in 2010 didn’t happen by accident, according to a new report by American Bridge, a progressive watchdog group tracking the influence of conservative more

Apr 9, 2014 12:00 AM Issue of the Week

So I’m crunching the numbers and sifting through Tuesday’s election results. Now, I know it’s comparing apples and oranges, since Democrats didn’t have a hotly contested gubernatorial or U.S. Senate race to bring out voters, b.. more

Sep 15, 2010 4:36 PM Daily Dose

I’m with Xoff on this one: the latest poll from the UW Survey Center is beyond belief. Just look at the results for the governor’s race and you’ll see why it’s bunk: “A majority of all Wisconsin residents said they did not know enough about S.. more

Jul 16, 2010 2:52 PM Daily Dose

So gubernatorial candidate Mark Neumann is not seeking the Republican Party’s endorsement in the primary. His reason? He wants the election to be decided by voters, not “party leaders who will be meeting in Milwaukee.” (Walker’s.. more

May 14, 2010 4:30 PM Daily Dose

An impeccable source is telling me that state Sen. Julie Lassa of Stevens Point will run for retiring Congressman David Obey's seat. More to come... UPDATE: It's official. State Senator Julie Lassa Launches Campaign In Wisconsin’s 7th Congres.. more

May 12, 2010 6:51 PM Daily Dose

“Governor Jim Doyle will make a special announcement to the people of Wisconsin tomorrow, Monday, August 17, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.,” reads the press advisory from the governor’s office. But we all know what he’s going to an.. more

Aug 16, 2009 4:00 AM Daily Dose

Good thing Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker is launching his sixth annual Tourism Ride next week, allegedly to promote Milwaukee County’s hotspots, and not the county executive’s campaign for governor. Because according to a new pol.. more

Jun 11, 2009 4:00 AM Daily Dose

Charles Busch's cult comic-drama Die, Mommie, Die! is a tribute to the aging film divas of the 1960s, with humor that comes from its sheer campy style. The play will be the final Spiral Theatre production in Milwaukee before the company mov... more

Mar 28, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee 2 Comments

Milwaukee’s Masonry is an instrumental math-rock trio for people who don’t like instrumental math-rock. Where instrumental acts like Pelican endlessly riff on their songs like they don’t have anywhere to be, Masonry is more interested in more

Mar 13, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

For years now, estimable jazz artists have produced albums honoring their more illustrious predecessors-the pathfinders who made their music possible. The phenomenon has extended to rock 'n' roll. Pat DiNizio, vocalist for the excellent '80... more

Feb 22, 2009 12:00 AM Album Reviews 1 Comments

For the third program of its 2008-2009 season, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music’s resident piano/violin/cello ensemble the Prometheus Trio will perform lesser-known pieces from three of classical m,Today in Milwaukee more

Feb 9, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Likeall successful entrepreneurs, Wisconsin You’ve been a known quantity on the business scene since the ’70s. What was yo ,Off the Cuff more

Jan 28, 2009 12:00 AM Off the Cuff 2 Comments

Trouble in Mind, a drama by Alice Childress exploring race relations, occupies the "p Trouble in Mind ,Theater more

Jan 27, 2009 12:00 AM Theater

The comedy elite holds an inherent grudge against any comedian who achieves breakthrough success a little too quickly and cleanly, but it reserves particular disdain for Carlos Mencia, who plays a 7 p.m. sh,Today in Milwaukee more

Oct 18, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

  Life does notalways turn out the way you want it to. Notorious Milwaukee musician Shepherd Express ,None more

Oct 17, 2008 12:00 AM Around MKE

The Brewers play game two of their three-game home series against the Chicago Cubs this afternoon at Miller Park with a 2:55 p.m. game.,Today in Milwaukee more

Sep 27, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee 2 Comments