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Scott Walker presides over the oldest, largest and most expensive system of taxpayer-funded private voucher schools in the nation. Read more

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Today’s the big day forthe budget-writing Joint Finance Committee. They’re trying to cram in as muchbusiness as possible so that you and I won’t have time to sort through thedetails and respond to them. It may take a day, it may take a few days.. Read more

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It was no surprise that Gov. Scott Walker yet again expanded the state’s voucher school program, under the guise of providing more choice for families. Walker proposes to implement vouchers in nine additional districts, as well Read more

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Well, <a href=\"/article-19515-issue-of-the-week-national-voucher-group-meddles-in-milwaukee-democratic-primaries.html\" target=\"_blank\">I predicted it.</a> <br /><br />Well-funded, national voucher groups tend to dump huge sums of money into lo.. Read more

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By the time he emerged in the '80s, Oliver Stone was already part of a dying line of American directors with a knack for shrink-wrapping important messages in a tight Hollywood package. Vietnam's quicksand war—and its impact on those who fought.. Read more

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For a songwriter who proved so insanely prolific mid-decade, Sufjan Stevens has been fairly quiet in recent years. Excluding last year's instrumental orchestral suite The BQE, Stevens hasn't released a record since 2006 (and that record, The Avala.. Read more

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In July, motorist Charles Diez spotted abicyclist and 3-year-old boy (also on the bike in The ,Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird Read more

News of the Weird

Maybe it was due to therollicking start-off by local garage poppers Jaill, who played to There’s No Sky (Oh My My) ,Concert Reviews Read more

Concert Reviews

Milwaukee’s Blank Generation” is the title of WMSE’s 2010 calendar,illu Bugle- ,Art Read more

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  Ifyou were standing on the sidewalk, minding your own business, and twocars collided in front of you, flying up onto the sidewalk andseri,Expresso Read more

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Jonathan Kozol has been a staunchdefender—and critic—of this nation’s p Death at an Early Age ,News Features Read more

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Bucks game or the opera? Bar crawl or the symphony? TiVo or a play? With endless options for consumers, arts organizations are in fierce competition for your time. To keep ahead, they are reaching out to audiences lik,A&E Feature Read more

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John McCain may once have been a straight talker, but the mainstream media has often overlooked the crooked path he took during the 2008 campaign. Political activist Robert Greenwald made an effort to go around the gatekeepers and reach the public.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Waukesha won’t soon pose a challenge to Milwaukee’s “city of festivals” crown, but I’ve got to admit, I’m legitimately impressed by the music lineup at the city’s A Taste of Summer festival, which out-state-fairs most state fairs. David Cassidy, D.. Read more

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Just about everyone denouncedBurnett County Judge Michael Gableman’s false, ra What’s your take? Write: editor@shepex.com. ,Expresso Read more

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After Wisconsin has poured hundredsof millions of taxpayer dollars into private school vo What’s your take? Write: editor@shepex.com. ,Taking Liberties Read more

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