Milwaukee's police chief wants more cops while some aldermen stick to 1960s thinking that social programs will stop the killings on Milwaukee's streets.
Business is "nervous" about a second Doyle term as governor.
Another Nobel Prize, another American winner. This time it's Edmund Phelps winning the economics prize for his inflation and unemployment work. He also happens to be a believer in the dynamic capitalism of the U.S., U.K., and Canada as opposed to the more corporatist capitalism of Continental Europe. He also opposed President Bush's tax cuts. Obviously he's a complex thinker not easily pigeon-holed.
The Washington Post, feeling left out in the Foley story, puts a hit piece out on page 1 starring a former Clinton and Kerry campaign staffer who felt uncomfortable that Mark Foley asked to buy him some ice cream. The paper admits, "None of those interviewed said they had received a sexual or suggestive overture from him during their time on Capitol Hill."
Tony Blankley defends the Washington Times editorial board's call for Speaker Hastert to resign.
Conservatives, including the Washington Times, are calling for Speaker Hastert's head. But before jumping on the resignation bandwagon let's be like Mark Levin and consider if the explicit instant messages were released a few weeks before the elections as a political move rather than "protecting the children."
The Tennessee Titans' Albert Haynesworth got a 5-game suspension for stomping on the face of a Dallas Cowboy. His suspension for on-field behavior tops the two-game suspension Green Bay's Charles Martin got for bodyslamming Jim McMahon.
Economics explains the Western world's growing waistline.
Because the NY Times leaked the secret activities between U.S. intelligence agencies and Swift, the Belgian bank clearing house is taking heat from the Belgian government. Because of the Times' irresponsiblity it will be harder for U.S. intelligence agencies to track terrorists' money, endangering Americans.
The TSA fails to use common sense and detained a man for writing "Kip Hawley is an Idiot" on a bag. Hawley runs the TSA.
Police called the Terrell Owens incident an "accidental overdose."
Yes, the Journal Sentinel found the State Elections Board has changed its view of federal campaign fund transfers to state campaign accounts. But remember in Rep. Mark Green's case the board voted to make his transfer illegal after it took place. It also doesn't get Gov. Doyle off the hook for having his lawyer practically tell Democratic members of the board how to vote and why.
There's lots of yapping over leaked portions of the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) that the Iraq War has inspired untold numbers of new terrorists. Here are two things to remember: 1. the NIE isn't God's word sent down from heaven, it doesn't have the greatest trackrecord; 2. there's a reason someone wanted this story, based on a report written in April, leaked weeks before Election Day when the GOP was making headway with voters on the terrorism issue.
There's much still to learn about the deaths of an East St. Louis mother and her four children, one cut from her mother's womb.
It's baaaack!!! Charlie, I'm sure your show hasn't been the same since I took my unannounced break. Sort of like your unannounced vacations. ;-)
Whole Foods opens their Milwaukee store today. The Journal Sentinel has 1, 2, 3, and 4 stories and/or sidebars. There's also a collection of videos. It's a full-blown Whole Foods commercial. It's no surprise the supermarket is advertising on the Journal Sentinel's webpage. Being the cynic that I am I'm sure such great coverage must come cheap. Macy's recently came into Milwaukee without the massive coverage. Could the difference be Macy's doesn't market with newspaper coupons?
A Milwaukee Muslim leader, Othman Atta, decided use the Pope Benedict kerfuffle to take a cheap shot at the "Christian right-wing."
Sep. 15 was a record-breaking day for the U.S. Treasury. $85.8 billion was collected in taxes, 20% more than the year before. While it's more evidence of economic strength only the green eyeshade, balanced budget crowd should be really happy. Us economic freedom lovers want to see tax receipts go down because that means people are paying fewer taxes.
Other than the cost ($50,000-60,000) a 100-mpg car is feasible. Yes, and I could fly into space too if I had $20 million lying around.
Moderate Republican Rep. Christopher Shays wants a timetable for pulling out of Iraq.
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley suggests a fifth year of high school to replaced the freshman year of college. He thinks that would lower college educations costs. Someone should tell the mayor all that would do is push the education cost from the college to the high school.
Kohl's department stores snag celebrity designer Vera Wang for a clothing, accessory, and bedding line.
Economists see the merging of Milwaukee and Chicago ("Milago") as years pass. This region will look and have to work in a similar manner to New York City's tri-state (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut) area.
I watched a small portion of Spike Lee's Hurricane Katrina documentary When the Levees Broke. Depsite Troy Patterson's positive review. It got turned off when "experts" like Sean Penn and Harry Belafonte showed their mugs. I have better ways to waste my time, thank you.
I don't think you've ever heard me say, gosh, I'd better change positions because the polls say this or that. I've been here long enough to understand you cannot make good decisions if you're trying to chase a poll. And so the second part of your question is, look, I'm going to do what I think is right, and if people don't like me for it, that's just the way it is.
This is why I love President Bush despite his many flaws. Burke would be proud.
[via Mario Loyola]
President Bush approves Plan B to be made available to those over 18 without a prescription. Some right to life groups aren't pleased.
Liberal Juan Williams is on the money when he writes, "If systemic racism remains a reality, there is also a far more sinister obstacle facing African American young people today: a culture steeped in bitterness and nihilism, a culture that is a virtual blueprint for failure." And that's not just Black America.
Some in Milwaukee want to follow Chicago's embarassing trend and ban foie gras. We are blessed to live in such a country where we're rich enough to spend so much time dealing with the ethics of what we eat.
A tip from the London Muslim community led to monitoring the terrorist cell. Cooperation like that will do well to block Islamists' violent efforts.
A pathetic, big-time Left-wing weblogger thinks the increased security alert is a political ploy by President Bush to save Sen. Joe Lieberman.
A business travel expert tells frequent travelers to "check everything." Ha! No serious businessman will risk having their all-important computer damaged or lost to an airline industry who is having problems moving baggage efficiently. They'll video conference instead, hurting the airlines.
Hank Aaron was diplomatic when talking about possible steroid use by Mark MacGuire and Barry Bonds.
ScrappleFace's "hard-nosed reporting" found the British Parliament will look into "why some Muslims hate airplanes."
Guantanamo Bay prisoners are violent and a dangerous threat to military guards. So, of course, Gitmo should be shut down and the prisoners released. That's what the anti-American, anti-war types would want.
A bill opening more of the Gulf of Mexico to drilling will move to a Senate vote.
Higher gas prices are getting people to ride motorcycles.
Michael McGee/Jackson got his drivers license revoked because he's two licenses under both names and had one revoked in 2000. Michael Jackson still owes Farmers Insurance $650. Can you say possible insurance fraud?
USA Today looks at 10 years of welfare reform. Welfare rolls have decreased 57.6%. Some have done better than others. Culture and behavioral issues appear to be the main obstacles left to reduce rolls further.
The Senate will debate embryonic stem cell funding. Majority Leader Bill Frist supports allowing scientists "as many stem cell lines as they can produce." Frist means well, but he supports turning the unborn into stem cell factories.
A New York City Councilman wants to treat fast food restaurants like porn shops by restricting them with zoning laws.