Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Seven-time Grammy winner and Milwaukee native Al Jarreau passed away. He was 76. From Reuters: Jarreau was hospitalized for exhaustion last week and forced to cancel his remaining tour dates for 2017. He announced on Wednesday he was giving up touring. A post on his Facebook page on Thursday said he had been “recovering slowly […]

Over at Wisconsin Watchdog: Surprise: No protesters disrupted Shapiro event at Marquette By James Wigderson  /  February 10, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Education, News, Wisconsin  /  2 Comments It’s a sign of how intolerant campus culture has become when the news about a controversial speaker visiting a college is that it occurred without protesters violently […]

Since I’m chaining myself to the desk today, I thought I would bring everyone up to speed on the comings and goings and what-not. If you’ve checked out my Facebook page, my writer’s Facebook page, or my Twitter page this morning, you’ll notice I changed the header picture. One, because the Lovely Doreen from Waukesha […]

“Then came the shade of Teiresias from Thebes, holding a golden staff. He knew who I was and started speaking: ‘Resourceful Odysseus, Laertes’ son and Zeus’ child, what now, you unlucky man? Why leave the sunlight, come to this joyless place, and see the dead? Move from the pit and pull away your sword, so […]

Catching up on recent posts over at Watchdog.org: Oconomowoc schools investigating marketing director who did consulting work during business hours By James Wigderson  /  December 22, 2016  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  3 Comments “We’ll continue to investigate in our fact-finding until we can reach some logical conclusions, and then we’ll take whatever actions we […]

The cliché goes, if you’re of a certain age… In this case, if you’re of a certain age, your uncle took you to see Star Wars and you saw Carrie Fisher for the first time in 1977. Then you got a little older, and you and your brother saw The Empire Strikes Back, and you […]

The BBC reports singer George Michael has passed away. He was 53. As one half of the pop duo Wham! and later as a pop artist, Michael’s music typified what many remember about music from the 1980s. Nostalgia for the Wham! sound even inspired a movie, Music and Lyrics. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go […]

(Vatican Radio) Here is the full text of Pope Francis’ Christmas Message Urbi et Orbi, to the City of Rome, and to the whole World: CHRISTMAS 2016 URBI ET ORBI Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Christmas! Today the Church once again experiences the wonder of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph and the shepherds of […]

State Rep Rob Hutton and state Sen Leah Vukmir have introduced a bill to end the ability of local governments to require contractors from entering into project labor agreements when working on a public project: “We’re basically eliminating the ability for a municipality to require that a contractor enter into a project labor agreement for […]

A new study says the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program will have a $473 million economic impact on the Milwaukee area by 2035 because of higher graduation rates for voucher school students compared to their peers in Milwaukee Public Schools.