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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012
The Brewers and Ryan Braun will soon know whether the National League MVP must watch the first 50 games of 2012. Last week an arbitration panel heard Braun's appeal of his positive test for a banned substance in October...
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010
Is Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm letting drug dealers, thieves and pedophiles off the hook? Well, that’s what the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s front-page article on Sunday would like you to believe. But the reality is much different than the JS’s view of the world. The Milwaukee County district attorney’s deferred prosecution program holds nonviolent offenders accountable in a much praised, efficient manner. Note that drunken drivers, offenders who had been...
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010

The woman behind the headlines should not have lost her license, judge says

Early last year, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel launched the “Cashing In On Kids” series detailing alleged fraud in the Wisconsin Shares program, which provides day care subsidies for low-income parents. Although the Journal Sentinel has highlighted...
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009

Plus Hero and Jerk of the Week

The Journal Sentinel did an investigative series on day care providers, which is good, but the paper’s sensationalized coverage was disgraceful. If there is fraud, it should be prosecuted, but the vast majority of the cases being labeled as fraud simply appear to be reporting errors. It is similar to the person who puts a number...
09.10.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
The Journal Sentinel�s coverage of the MPS mayoral takeover is atrocious. The paper has editorialized in favor of the takeover. Why not? The MMAC is behind this, so the JS of course is not going to offend the business community in the midst of recession that�s hitting the newspaper industry�and the Journal Sentinel�so hard. Besides, the JS has long advocated for MMAC-suppor...
03.30.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
I read Dan Bice’s column about Advocates for Student Achievement with great interest, since it basically updated and rehashed what I’ve been reporting on for weeks: that ASA has very questionable ties to three candidates for the MPS board, and it hasn’t filed any campaign finance forms with the City Election Commission. Well, ASA hadn’t filed any forms until last Friday, appa...
04.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Full disclosure: I haven�t read the entire 103-page study on MPS�s finances, which purports to claim that MPS wastes up to $100 million in taxpayer money per year. But I�m working my way through the beastly document, thinking about JS�s typically overheated reaction to anything related to MPS, and discussing it with people who know MPS�s finances far better than I do. Here�s what�s ...
05.07.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Irony alert: The JS editorializes that the MPS board wasted time and resources on the Charlene Hardin affair. Ummmm… isn’t the JS the one that continually pushed the Hardin story, including a recent front-page, above-the-fold article? Didn’t it just run an editorial castigating the MPS board for not censuring her? Isn’t it time for the JS to move on? ...
05.27.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
The Journal Sentinel has just printed an editorial bemoaning the fact that the new school board president, Michael Bonds, proposed a number of changes that did not pass by a majority of the board. The Journal Sentinel was highly critical of one of Mr. Bonds' proposals and also pointed out that the board president even ended up voting against one of his own ideas. Because of these v...

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