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The Shepherd has long advocated for a sensible, compassionate drug policy that includes legal medical marijuana for those seeking relief from a serious medical or behavioral health condition. more

Feb 7, 2017 4:17 PM Expresso 1 Comments

While Milwaukee’s mainstream media largely fawns over Scott Walker and his run for the White House, other Wisconsinites are producing contrary messages. Veteran Racine artist Jerry Belland’s br,Books more

Jul 21, 2015 9:23 AM Books 3 Comments


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The documentary Merchants of Doubt surveys the history of fraudulent corporate science, starting with tobacco and “fire-retardant” fabric laced with toxins and ineffective against flames, but the main topic is global climate change. more

Mar 31, 2015 8:42 PM Film Reviews

That should be an easy question to answer. Right? The executiveresidence in Maple Bluff, in suburban Madison. Or maybe not. He’s got a homein Wauwatosa, which he bought when he was Milwaukee County executive. Aquick check of his voting re.. more

Feb 19, 2015 5:48 PM Expresso 46 Comments

President John F. Kennedy warned emerging foreign leaders about turning to political tyranny, saying: “Those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside. more

Jun 26, 2014 12:50 AM Taking Liberties 8 Comments

Let's state this very simply, so everybody will understand. The notion that Barack Obama is "Nixonian"—or that his administration's recent troubles bear any more

Jun 2, 2013 6:30 PM News Features

Hearing so much chatter about "change" in the Republican Party, the innocent voter might believe that the Republicans had learned important lessons from their stinging electoral defeat. On closer examination more

Nov 25, 2012 5:15 PM News Features

Even modern political conventions, which are often little more than highly scripted party infomercials... more

Sep 4, 2012 12:00 AM Taking Liberties 10 Comments

Forever incapable of embarrassment, let alone sober reflection, Karl Rove is very well suited to his current... more

Jul 3, 2012 12:00 AM News Features 4 Comments

What is most striking about the showdown over contraceptive freedom is not the political victory... more

Feb 20, 2012 12:00 AM News Features 2 Comments

If the footage of Rand Paul supporters stomping on a woman’s head has made you lose all hope, here’s something to brighten your mood. Last night, a crew from Fox Newsthe national crowd, not the local Fox Newsshowed up at a Milwaukee County De.. more

Oct 26, 2010 6:12 PM Daily Dose

When you really think about it, most of your favorite bands can probably be traced back to the members’ middle- or high-school days. There, in some finished basement or cul-de-sac garage, the pimpled rockers of tomorrow struggled through ba... more

Jun 16, 2010 12:00 AM Local Music

At Wednesday's Badger Men's Basketball game they honored the four Badger women who were on the US Women's Olympic hockey team that won the silver medal. more

Mar 9, 2010 2:51 PM More Sports

It figures that a power-pop band emerging from Madison nowadays would be on the more cerebral side of the usually lovey-dovey genre. That braininess constitutes a substantial portion of Sunshine for the Blind's appeal. With a balance of sno... more

Mar 27, 2009 12:00 AM Album Reviews 2 Comments

As the performing arts season enters its final few months, summer-based theatre companies begin to announce their schedules for upcoming shows. The Marcus Center recently announced its upcoming 3-show Vogel Hall Series. Not fitting into a particul.. more

Mar 5, 2009 5:00 AM Theater

To understand the philosophy of government that Dick Cheney brought to Washington over the Frost/Nixon ,News Features more

Dec 29, 2008 12:00 AM News Features

Despite all the feigned out-rage fanned by the main stream media and the right-wing noisemakers, Wesley Clarkretired four star general, former supreme commander of NATO, wounded and highly decorated veteran of ground combat in Vietnam and a mil... more

Jul 9, 2008 12:00 AM News Features

To say that the suicide of model Ruslana Korshunova has been sensationalized might be an understatement. Like soldiers on the battlefield, the model was given a posthumous field promotion to “supermodel” by many headlines. But while upping Korshun.. more

Jun 30, 2008 4:00 AM Around MKE

If millions of people are truly outragedover sexism in politics following the defeat of Sen. Hillary Clintonfor the Democratic presidential nomination, it’s obvious what the nexttarget should be: the brazen denigration of another accomplished wom... more

Jun 18, 2008 12:00 AM News Features 2 Comments

Elvis Costello’s already enormous back catalog has just expanded.Although all of th Deluxe Edition ,CD Reviews more

Mar 12, 2008 12:00 AM Album Reviews 1 Comments