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Sunday, June 15, 2008

His extreme right-wing proposals will create more problems

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan has put together a “Roadmap for America’s Future” that addresses the pressing issues facing the United States. The Journal Sentinel applauded it and reported that Republican insiders say it “represents the kind of fresh thinking the party needs.”
Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Tonight @ the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music - 7:30 p.m.

Between the summertime weather, the continued proliferation of the mojito and Fidel Castro’s headline-making faux-endorsement of Barack Obama, Cuba has been on the mind lately. A new Milwaukee ensemble of Ana Ruth Bermudez, Rene Izquierdo and Mrs. Fun, which makes its debut tonight with a 7:30 . . .
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Before Jason Rae begins his senior year as a history and political science major at Marquette University in the fall, he’ll be heading to Denver for the 45th Democratic National Convention. As the youngest superdelegate in the country, he will be one of 793 individuals who could decide the Democratic Party’s nominee for president.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tonight @ the Sugar Maple - 7 p.m.

It’s the third Wednesday of the month, and that means it’s time for another gathering of the Drinking Liberally social club, an organization of progressive people who get together to discuss politics over a drink or two. If you can pull yourself away from the Davis vs. Davis showdown on “American Idol,” then stop on by the . . .
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The youngest P.O.W.

“For me, Omar’s age has always been the greatest factor,” says Michelle Shephard, a Toronto Star reporter who authored Guantanamo’s Child: The Untold Story of Omar Khadr (John Wiley & Sons). When Omar Khadr was captured in Afghanistan in 2002, he was 15 years old, a child soldier. While international sympathy has gone out to child soldiers in Sierra Leone, Uganda, Sri Lanka and other countries, American and Canadian sympathy for Khadr has been far more muted.
04.29.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Here�s how The Roots� latest album could have sounded: Yes, that song, �Birthday Girl,� featuring Fall Out Boy�s Patrick Stump, was actually intended to be their latest album�s first single. Wisely, it was cut from the album all together. But here�s a song that did make Rising Down's cut: I�d love to be a fly in the wall during the marketing sessions for this album...
04.17.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Once again, a YouTube parody has summed up conventional wisdom far better than any written words could (although, in fairness, Tom Shales' written words came pretty damn close in this case.) For those who missed the ABC debate last night, it opened with 45 policy-free minutes focused exclusively on character issues and fleeting gaffes. Today the collective blogosphere (and not even jus...
04.16.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Here's news sure to help Barack Obama fend off charges that he's elitist (although it's debatable whether or not he actually needs any help): Bruce Springsteen has endorsed the presidential hopeful. Straight from Springsteen's website: Like most of you, I've been following the campaign and I have now seen and heard enough to know where I stand. Senator Obama, in my view, is head ...
04.11.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
James Sample of the New York based non-partisan Brennan Center for Justice concludes, "After consecutive years of special interest dominance, and the addition of a Willie Horton ad, perceptions of Wisconsin's judiciary have suffered a real hit. The Wisconsin campaign turned into a shameful race to the bottom." Our nasty secret is out! The nation knows we are no longer the state of Bob La Fol...

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