JoCasta Zamarripa and Peter Burgelis, two openly LGBTQ politicians, are running for the Common Council. Read more


Tony Evers lays out policy goals for marijuana, Foxconn and juvenile justice at a local speech. Read more

News Features 2 Comments

Scott Walker is going against the tide by joining the National Republican Redistricting Trust, a rightwing organization that supports gerrymandering. Read more

Taking Liberties


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Angela Lang is executive director of BLOC, an organization aimed at getting the black community involved in the political system. Read more

Expresso 1 Comments

The tiny edge that got Hagedorn elected in the state Supreme Court should serve as a wake-up call to voters throughout the state. Read more

Taking Liberties 4 Comments

Christopher Walton offers three ideas to reform the American political and electoral systems for a fairer America. Read more

Black, Blue and Rainbow

The future majority in the Wisconsin State Senate may depend on the results of the race in the Fifth State Senate District. Read more

News Features

NextGen America has been working for the past five years to help people’s voices be heard. Off the Cuff chats with the organization’s state director, George Olufosoye. Read more

Off the Cuff

Mark Belling says David Clarke is leaving office to take a mysterious new position. Read more

News Features 6 Comments

Cloud Nothings’ Dylan Baldi talks about the band’s new album and why, despite what you might read online, rock is not dead. Read more

Music Feature

Milwaukee’s new punk supergroup Bad Grades joins Assault and Battery and Population Control at Frank’s Power Plant for a benefit concert taking place on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Read more

Local Music

Wallace Supporters canvass at Southgate Mall duringthe 1976 Wisconsin Democratic PresidentialPrimary Campaign.Continuing withthe “showing off stuff I found on eBay” trend from mylast post, I’d like to turn to a collection of old Milwaukee.. Read more

What Made Milwaukee Famous

The personal and the political intersect on New Boyz Club’s rousing debut EP. Read more

Music Feature

We caught up with Kondabolu ahead of his July 31 show at Turner Hall Ballroom and talked about everything from the death threats he receives on social media, his new comedy album Mainstream American Comic and, of course, Donald Trump. Read more

Off the Cuff

Nalbandov’s Not by Bread Alone: Russian Foreign Policy Under Putin (Potomac Books) is a tome as large and wide reaching as its subject. Rightly, Nalbandov, a political science professor at Utah State University, concludes that Russia’s fore... Read more


Less than a handful of leading Republicans have been courageous enough to refuse to support Trump. Read more

Taking Liberties 10 Comments


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Ani DiFranco indulged her political side at a passionate show at Turner Hall Ballroom Friday night. Read more

Concert Reviews

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is talking very confidently that he is going to crush his opponents in the primary election next week because he claims that he is ahead of state Sen. Chris Larson by 35 to 40 points in the African Ame... Read more

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