Posts tagged "Milwaukee"

Racist violence at the Wisconsin State Fair

We didn’t hear much about it because it was selective violence against white fair-goers. Reported WTMJ radio: Witnesses’ accounts claim everything from dozens to hundreds of young black people beating white people as they left State Fair Thursday night…. “It looked like they were just going after white guys, white people,” said Norb Roffers of... Read more »

Byrne and Zorn debate school choice

Eric Zorn,  a Chicago Tribune columnist, and I renew our discussions about important public issues from different viewpoints. Our earlier debate was on health care; now we exam school choice and vouchers. For further readings, we both have put together bibliographies that you can see here. This debate also is posted on Eric’s blog, Change... Read more »

Michigan declares war on Illinois, over carp

A century ago, Illinois reversed the flow of the Chicago River by building the Sanitary and Ship Canal. Now Michigan would have us fill it back in This will affect everyone in Chicago and northeastern Illinois. It could cost us billions in economic and environmental damage. It could affect everyone who has a basement that... Read more »
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