Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Bruce Murphy over at the Urban Milwaukee website is already predicting Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan will not defeat Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in the 2016 spring election. Why can’t Donovan win a race for mayor? Let us count the reasons. For starters, no alderman has won a campaign for mayor since the election of 1910, […]

Much as with Race to the Top funding for schools, where the administration of President Barack Obama tried to leverage education reform with that money, leaders of the federal Head Start program have also called for more accountability and improvements in the program. Thus, for the first time in history, local agencies across the country […]

First they’ll take over Third Coast Daily Digest whatever, then the Crazy Shepherd, and then Milwaukee Magazine! Urban Milwaukee president Jeramey Jannene said the company was excited about the acquisition. “Third Coast is a perfect complement to what we do, and will add an entertainment-oriented website to our daily news coverage. We’d like to salute […]

Special Interests Unite on New Bucks Arena November 14, 2013 by James Wigderson Special Guest Perspective for the MacIver Institute We’re told, if we’re not entirely convinced, the Milwaukee Bucks need a new arena. The BMO Harris Bradley Center in downtown Milwaukee is twenty-five years old this year. While it still stands in pretty good […]

Urban Milwaukee’s Bruce Murphy wrote this week that the Democrats are in disarray, and part of the evidence he gave was the removal of spokesman Graeme Zielinski from public view. (Yes, Zielinski is now the crazy uncle kept in the basement, but still on the payroll.) Murphy reads The Progressive so you don’t have to […] Editor Bruce Murphy asks if the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is too soft on certain drunk drivers after a story about local CEO John D. Emory, Jr appeared on The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel did a story on it’s Wauwatosa Now website but did not name Emory. They explained to Murphy that it’s against their […]

Each year I make a list of predictions, and each year we examine where I went wrong. Unfortunately the end of the Mayan calendar did not mean the end of the world, so we have 50 predictions to sort through. It might be easier to don the sackcloth and walk barefoot through Canterbury while being […]

Bruce Murphy lists the winners and losers of the election. I end up in the latter category. Thanks, Bruce. Media Political Pundits: The news media kept insisting the presidential election was a tossup, though every polling aggregator showed a large electoral vote margin for Obama. Nationally, Michael Barone and George Will predicted Romney would win big, while local pundits and […]

And the biggest firing since President Harry Truman fired General Douglas MacArthur is still generating buzz. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele’s firing of Parks Director Sue Black inspired another column by Urban Milwaukee’s Bruce Murphy. He dispels some of the myths surrounding Black’s firing and comes close to the actual issue. So why then was […]

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date: Aug 9, 2012; Section: Opinion; Page: 6     Senate choice comes down to two strong candidates    If you weren’t tired of politics after the recall election, the Republican Senate primary has probably finished the job. It’s a race between three-and-a-half solid candidates, all of them conservatives, leaving the candidates […]