Home care workers provide a valuable service for our community’s frailest elderly individuals. They make sure that seniors can stay in their homes, safely and in good health, instead of forcing them to live in nursing homes or causing enorm... more

Oct 13, 2015 8:26 PM News Features 4 Comments

Republicans picked a fight they didn’t need when some decided to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law. The law, which sets a minimum wage for workers on large public construction projects, ensures that all workers on these projects are be... more

May 5, 2015 9:28 PM Issue of the Week 4 Comments

Scott Walker and Wisconsin Republicans are trying to turn Wisconsin into a right-to-work state even though they didn’t campaign on this issue in the 2014 election. more

Dec 9, 2014 10:56 PM Taking Liberties 56 Comments

In a surprise move at the end of January, Willie Hines announced that he was stepping down as president of the Milwaukee Common Council to work for the Housing Authority—immediately more

Mar 5, 2014 1:32 AM News Features

The unspoken message to those forced to work for the minimum wage in this country is that their employers would really like to pay them even less, but it would be more

Aug 7, 2013 2:07 AM Taking Liberties

Amid all the suffocating claptrap celebrating Margaret Thatcher in the media, only the British themselves seem able to provide a refreshing hit of brisk reality. Over here, she is the paragon of principle known as the "Iron more

Apr 11, 2013 12:44 AM News Features

If you want to see what’s wrong with America, take a good look at the list of the 400 richest Americans—the Forbes 400. While the economy struggled to create jobs, it was another banner year for the super-rich... more

Oct 3, 2012 4:35 PM News Features

Palermo's Pizza, located on Canal Street in the heart of the revitalized Menomonee Valley, has been hailed as an urban... more

Jun 13, 2012 12:00 AM News Features 6 Comments

One unkind but perfectly understandable human reaction to the state's voters supporting a dishonest... more

Jun 12, 2012 12:00 AM Taking Liberties 19 Comments

It's becoming increasingly obvious that the Republican candidates for president leave a lot to be desired... more

Feb 21, 2012 12:00 AM Taking Liberties 5 Comments

Thanksgiving dinner with Beth's parents was always the root canal of family holidays... more

Nov 22, 2011 12:00 AM Taking Liberties 10 Comments

And it’s a wrap. After weeks of stalling, illegal maneuvers in the state Legislature, flat-out lies from the governor and his allies and near-historic numbers of protesters, Wisconsin Republicans stripped the middle class of their rights. Tha.. more

Mar 10, 2011 10:14 PM Daily Dose

Someone extremely intelligent—no one seems to know if it was a Democrat or Republican... more

Mar 3, 2011 12:00 AM Taking Liberties 23 Comments

If David Koch wasn't a household name in Wisconsin a week ago, he certainly is now. more

Mar 2, 2011 12:00 AM Issue of the Week 13 Comments

"There was once a need for unions, but they've outlived their purpose, more

Mar 1, 2011 12:00 AM News Features 6 Comments

Just as he did as Milwaukee County executive, Scott Walker, now the governor, has chosen to bypass labor negotiations and include major wage and benefits concessions—and a drastic attack on long-standing principles of employee relations—in ... more

Feb 16, 2011 12:00 AM News Features 64 Comments

Editor’sNote: Well, he’s done it again. By now, we’re all used to Mr. Kumbalekphoning it in whilst writing his essay, but this week he’s literally,Art for Art's Sake more

May 20, 2009 12:00 AM Art for Art's Sake 9 Comments