Saturday, July 20th, 2019

If you have an interest in learning what happened in the Teresa Halbach murder but have no interest in wading through the muddy Steven Avery propaganda series on Netflix, I suggest reading “Rush To Judgment: The Unfiltered Story Of Steven Avery” by our friend Jessica McBride. It’s a fresh look at the case by a […]

Conservatives and moderates who are open to any suburban public support at all for a new Bucks arena are probably a lonely lot as it is. The way to encourage more suburbanites to support public financing for a new Bucks arena is not to call them racists. – Jessica McBride, “Double Drivel,” Waukesha Freeman 4/26/14 […]

Our friend Jessica McBride commented on the city of Waukesha budget situation today urging the Common Council to “keep at it,” and suggested that perhaps the city administrator position should be left vacant. And it’s happening in Waukesha, where the debate is over “how do we cut $1.5 million so we don’t raise taxes?” Good […]

In her weekly column for the Saturday Waukesha Freeman (just 75 cents!), our friend Jessica McBride suggests the name calling directed at former Governor Tommy Thompson by some on the right is a bit too much. Somewhere Tommy Thompson is shaking his head and muttering, “I was a Bush Cabinet secretary and they are going […]

Quite often as you scroll through the blogs you’ll see some blogger who didn’t update the day before apologize for not blogging. I’ve never seen the point of that unless it was for something really interesting. However, I was away from the blog yesterday, absent without leave just like a Democratic state senator, and I […]

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date: Sep 16, 2010; Section: Opinion; Page: 10A Oh, what a night Walker, Kleefisch roll; cautionary tale for Waukesha Common Council (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) So much for Mark Neumann’s resurgence, Democratic tampering in the Republican […]

Jessica McBride’s column this week in the Waukesha Freeman (still less than a Snickers bar on Saturday, and better for you) did an excellent job of exploring the questions regarding the decision by Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel to not prosecute Krysta Sutterfield. So often, when it comes to gun issues, especially in this […]

As long as we’re on the subject of Waukesha and it’s interesting mayor, let’s clear up a few misconceptions that I have heard on Mark Belling’s show and elsewhere. 1) Tuesday on Belling’s show, he said the mayor was elected to stop the Great Lakes water application, and now he’s surprised that residents of Waukesha […]

It’s minor, but revealing. The Waukesha Freeman reported today on an exchange between Waukesha Alderman Duane Paulson and Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima. In the e-mail exchange, Scrima told Paulson that he publicly released a letter to Waukesha Water Utility General Manager Dan Duchniak after an open records request by the Waukesha Freeman. However, in an […]

Jessica McBride has a bit of sticker shock when it came to the re-painting of the mayor’s office: If you were elected the mayor of the city of Waukesha, what would be first on your agenda? I can tell you what wouldn’t be tops on mine: Painting my own office for thousands of dollars. The […]