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In hyper-segregated cities like Milwaukee, busing was the only way to integrate schools in all-white and all-black neighborhoods. Read more

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The primaries are months away but the race for public attention has begun. Read more

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Fighting alone for cannabis reform since the beginning of his political career, Bernie Sanders has recently been joined by other champions of legal marijuana. Read more

Cannabis Connection

Some favor decriminalization without legalization, while others want nothing short of legalized marijuana use nationally. Read more

Cannabis Connection

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The desire for a return to normalcy in America will be one of the most compelling issues in 2020 for all voters: Democrats, independents and decent Republicans. Read more

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With one year left before the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, we need to understand who the candidates are. Read more

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Military assault weapons have absolutely no legitimate use in civilian society at any age for either hunting or self-defense. There’s no season to bag large numbers of humans, and no one in America has any rational fear of being attacked by an army. Read more

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Upcoming events that peacefully push back against discriminatory, reactionary or authoritarian actions this week include: the crime and violence input group “A Mother’s Voice, “ meeting Feb. 10; Joe Biden’s “American Promise Tour” in Milwaukee ... Read more

Saving Our Democracy

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With all eyes on him ahead of 2020, Joe Biden heads to Milwaukee, while local musicians lead tributes to Woody Guthrie, Thelonious Monk and some of emo’s greats. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

In light of President Trump’s “shithole countries” remark, Paul Masterson issues a call to speak out against the “New Vulgarity.” Read more

My LGBTQ POV

The Democratic convention just showed us the multiracial face of America as it exists today. The Republican nominee continues to show us the vile, twisted face of racism and bigotry in America. Read more

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Matthew Lewis’ novel The Monk (1796), a milestone in gothic fiction, is brought to life in French director Dominik Moll’s elegantly filmed adaptation. Capucin Ambrosio (Vincent Cassel) is the most acclaimed preacher in Read more

Home Movies

Jeri Bonavia, founder of the Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort (WAVE), wasn’t sure why she, along with 14 others, was selected to meet with Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss gun violence Read more

News Features

After more than a week of residual buzz from radio host Alex Jones' now-famous meltdown during a CNN discussion of gun control, it is worth taking a deep breath and considering the spectacle's two big lessons Read more

News Features

Observing the Congressional Republicans repeatedly stumble in and out of their caucus clown car, blowing loud kazoos and muttering angry threats, should be painful, embarrassing and highly instructive to any American voter Read more

News Features

“Can you declare anything off-limits?” Martha Raddatz, the moderator of last week’s vice presidential debate, asked Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan. The question about which middle-class tax breaks Ryan would preserve seem... Read more

News Features

Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan didn’t make any major gaffes in last week’s debate. But that doesn’t mean that he’s ready to be a heartbeat away from the presidency... Read more

Issue of the Week

Even though a vice presidential debate is usually about as important and fully as thrilling as a thumb-wrestling championship, the face-off between Vice President Joe Biden and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan took on... Read more

Taking Liberties

For more than 30 years, the Capitol Steps have dutifully held politicians accountable, managed to make audiences... Read more

A&E Feature

Volcano Choir, the collaboration between Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Milwaukee's Collections of Colonies of Bees, has debuted its first song, "Island, IS," which you can stream and download here, and it's everything you'd expect from the collabor.. Read more

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