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... Read more

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... Read more

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. Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

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... Read more

News Features

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

News Features 6 Comments

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

Taking Liberties 19 Comments

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

Taking Liberties 5 Comments

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

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.. Read more

Daily Dose

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

Taking Liberties 23 Comments

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

Issue of the Week 13 Comments

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

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 ... Read more

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 Read more

Art for Art's Sake 9 Comments