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Movies & TV - Aug. 13, 2016
Why Brendan Dassey deserves release - and why Avery's case is far different
A U.S. Magistrate judge's stunning decision overturning the Brendan Dassey conviction got Jessica McBride thinking. Will we see a Lawrencia Bembenek outcome here? And what does this decision mean for the still-imprisoned Steven Avery?
Buzz - July 27, 2016
Hillary's Bill Clinton problem
The Democratic National Convention has focused on a key argument: Our children are watching and listening, and what are they learning from Trump? However, watching the DNC Tuesday night, I couldn't help but think: What have our children learned from Bill Clinton?
Buzz - July 20, 2016
5 reasons why Donald Trump pulled it off
It's astonishing when you think about it: a reality TV star who was only a joke a year ago became the Republican nominee this week. But how'd he pull it off? Here are the five key reasons why we are now truly looking at a potential President Trump.
Buzz - July 13, 2016
Why the Peg Lautenschlager Ethics Commission appointment is hilarious
The appointment of former Democratic state Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager to run the new Wisconsin Ethics Commission is hilarious - not only because of her past ethics board run-in, but because of the comical karma for Republicans.
Buzz - July 7, 2016
The problem with the FBI's remarkable Hillary Clinton email decision
Here's the thing: It's hard to read FBI Director James Comey's own comments on the Hillary Clinton email scandal and not believe that, had they really wanted to, the agency could have brought a case against the Democratic presidential nominee.
Buzz - July 1, 2016
The realities of Milwaukee County's gun court
Three student journalists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee spent a semester studying Milwaukee County's gun court, the court where non-fatal shootings are sent. What they found is crucial to further understanding the city's crime debate.
Buzz - June 24, 2016
Editing Omar Mateen's 911 calls is harmfully editing history
It's true that Omar Mateen's motives in Orlando may have been complicated, but here's why understanding the shooter's motives, and not editing his 911 calls, matters: Knowing the cause helps us craft solutions that are directly related to it.
Buzz - June 22, 2016
It's well past time to stop the unfair criticism of Madison police
Use of force, such as in a recent controversial Madison police arrest, is never a pretty sight. However, if you review standard police use-of-force continuums - as well as the full story - it's hard to see how this case merits the controversy.
Buzz - June 15, 2016
11 things the new Milwaukee flag looks like
So, Milwaukee has a new flag - at least unofficially. Will it make its way to becoming the official flag of the city? That we don't know yet, but we do know the new design reminds Jessica McBride of ... something. 11 somethings to be exact, listed here.
Buzz - June 15, 2016
Orlando shooting calls for more unity, less disgusting politics
After the shooting in Orlando, the left rushed to blame guns and Republicans, while Donald Trump and the right rushed to blame the president. It seems that we have forgotten who the bad guy is here - and it's not each other.
#RaiseMKE - June 8, 2016
What isn't deteriorating in Wisconsin? Walker's road budget mess
What isn't deteriorating in Wisconsin? You can't argue our universities have improved. You can't argue our roads have either - and now comes word that Walker's transportation secretary is looking at the "continued deterioration" of 90 percent of our roads.
Buzz - June 1, 2016
How the social media mob has the gorilla blame game backwards
I'm not sure the death of Harambe, the silverback gorilla in the Cincinnati Zoo, is the mother's fault; I think it's possibly somewhat the zoo's fault, too. But I am sure being disproportionately cruel on social media won't fix anything.
Buzz - May 25, 2016
Does Wisconsin owe you money?
On a whim, I decided to plug my name into the State of Wisconsin unclaimed property database. It turns out this website is like shooting fish in a barrel, and I want to make sure you get the cash you're owed. Hence, this column.
Buzz - May 18, 2016
How The New York Times got it wrong on Trump
Donald Trump was done wrong. The New York Times' story that attempted to prove the liberal truth that he's an inveterate misogynist by cobbling together old anecdotes wasn't fair - and just creates yet another sideshow away from the real issues.
Buzz - May 11, 2016
No, Scott Walker, professors' pay is not the problem
Walker's recent response concerning the vote of no-confidence and attack on professors' pay is insulting - not to mention misleading with its numbers on faculty pay and the number of students most UW instructors teach.
Buzz - May 3, 2016
Defending professors' freedom of speech - whether it's UW or McAdams
There's a lot of hypocrisy about Wisconsin professors' freedom of speech and academic freedom. It's easy to defend speech you like. A lot of people are defending only the speech they like. A challenge to left and right: Start being consistent.
Buzz - April 27, 2016
Why Trump must be the GOP nominee
The GOP - if it doesn't want to lose a LOT of voters come the November election - should accept the obvious: Its candidate must be Donald Trump. The time to stop him was before millions picked him.
Buzz - April 20, 2016
In defense of Bill Clinton's now controversial crime bill
Bill Clinton's 1994 crime bill, one that's caused much recent fervor on the campaign trail, was not perfect. However, it also wasn't a racist evil, either. A lot of it made sense, and it was a compromise bill responding to a very real problem.
Buzz - April 13, 2016
UW System president using the wrong kind of buzz to fight budget cuts
UW System President Ray Cross had a symbolic buzzer - really - concerning "whining" at meetings about recent budget cuts. But if he really wants to help the UW System in its fight against these budget cuts, he should've used a different kind of buzz.
Buzz - April 6, 2016
5 takeaways from Wisconsin's presidential primary
Ted Cruz stopped Donald Trump, if only for a night, while Bernie Sanders' late charge against Hillary Clinton kept on going. Those are the results, but what did we actually learn from Tuesday's Wisconsin primary? Here are five key takeaways.
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