Friday, December 9th, 2016

OnMilwaukee’s editor publisher Andy Tarnoff and I had a sharp disagreement over his suggestion that the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be repeatedly raped in prison as a punishment. Milwaukee Magazine asked for a quote about the argument for a blog post. “Just as the first amendment allows an entertainment website editor to make a jackass […]

This is the “Big Story” with the Associated Press, “MASS. POLICE: BOMB SUSPECTS DIDN’T HAVE GUN PERMIT.”   CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police official say the brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon before having shootouts with authorities didn’t have gun permits. Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas tells The Associated Press in an […]

The Tsarnaev brothers had spent most of their lives in the United States, and lived the diversity dream. They seem to have had a droll wit when it comes to symbolism: Last year, the younger brother took his oath of citizenship and became an American on September 11. And, in their final hours of freedom, […]

Presidential Proclamation — Flags lowered to half-staff honoring the victims of the tragedy in Boston, Massachusetts. Date: April 16, 2013 until sunset, April 20, 2013 HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As a mark […]

This is the statement made by President Barack Obama as released by the White House. Oddly, they’re calling it, “President Obama Speaks on the Explosions in Boston,” as if we’re mobilizing Homeland Security to deal with a meteor shower. (Media reports quote White House officials calling the event a terror attack, so somebody there gets […]

From a press release from Governor Scott Walker’s office: Today, Governor Scott Walker released the following statement on the bombing at the Boston Marathon. There is no explanation for the kind of evil that seeks to destroy. Our hearts go out to the victims of the bombing today in Boston. Tonette and I join our […]

Like most of you, we’re following the bombing of the Boston Marathon with intense interest. We know at least two people were killed, including an eight-year-old child. We know over 90 people were injured. We may have been fortunate that the attack occurred where it did. As the news media has been reporting there were […]