Monday, December 5th, 2016

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, 08/25/2016 Pag.A06 Opinion Great Lakes Cities Initiative all wet Should worry about Chicago instead The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative is all wet. The organization is asking the Great Lakes governors to reconsider their unanimous decision to approve the city of Waukesha’s application for a diversion of Lake Michigan water. […]

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which has still not justified its hit on state Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley’s personal life, has decided that calling Dan Bice a gossip columnist will only occur within quotation marks. For example, in this petulant piece complaining Milwaukee mayoral candidate Alderman Bob Donovan walked out of an editorial meeting, Mary […]

The city of Milwaukee, like many communities, has a lead pipe problem. However, the city of Milwaukee is also telling the Public Service Commission that the lead pipe problem is a matter of state concern and they’re stopping the removal of the lead pipes. At the MacIver Institute, I explain how Milwaukee is trying to […]

What a perfect picture of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s leadership of Milwaukee. Everyone will want a copy for Christmas. Everybody will want to see police in a line to protect children singing Christmas carols at the city Christmas Tree lighting ceremony while Coalition for Justice protesters attempt to disrupt the event: Milwaukee Police stand in […]

I think Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett knows the Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn, but it’s hard to tell if the two of them talk to each other. As I explain over at RightWisconsin, Barrett just asked the feds to share information regarding failed background checks, but Flynn told Congress two years ago he wouldn’t waste […]

MILWAUKEE – AFD News- In a late afternoon press conference Tuesday, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett confirmed the purchase of a new carriage for the Milwaukee Streetcar system. The Walt Disney World Monorail Mark IV Red, used in the 1970s, will be modified to fit the fixed rail system being built in Milwaukee. “I got it […]

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, […]

Each year I consult the magic martini shaker to make a list of predictions and then, because I’m a masochist, I revisit them at the end of the year to see how well I did. This year I did better than most. Any better, and TLC channel will offer me a reality television show as […]

The learning never stops Recent events hold many lessons Waukesha Freeman September 5, 2013 Opinion Page A6 Welcome to the end of summer. My daughter started school last week and my son this week. But as I always tell my kids, learning never stops, even for the summer, even for adults. Although recent events show […]

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will again propose allowing the Milwaukee Police Department to patrol Milwaukee County Parks: Abele also said he’ll include a revised version of his plan to have city cops take over lakefront and other park patrols, a move rejected for 2013 by the County […]