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Sheriff David Clarke leaving Milwaukee for Department of Homeland Security job

Published May 17, 2017

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is riding out of town, resigning local office to accept a federal position in Donald Trump's administration. Clarke will become the acting assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security for partnership and engagement, he said Wednesday.

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How to support refugees in Milwaukee

Published Feb. 12, 2017

The president's recent executive order on immigration has called attention to the needs of refugees who are already in the U.S. Here are a few places to get involved and support refugees in Milwaukee, as compiled by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

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LISTEN: Did the Super Bowl seem really political?

Published Feb. 7, 2017

Given the divisive, depressing, ubiquitous and hyper-partisan politicization of everything in the country right now, it was nice to be able to watch a good old American football game on Sunday, right? Not so much. Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller discuss all things Super Bowl in The Postgame Tailgate.

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LISTEN: #OscarsSoWhite, plus Trump and Clarke talk, with Sherwin Hughes

Published Jan. 31, 2017

On episode 16 of The Postgame Tailgate, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller are joined by Sherwin Hughes, a local radio host, to discuss whether this year's Academy Award nominees will continue the #OscarsSoWhite trend. They also talk Donald Trump canceling his Milwaukee visit and Sheriff David Clarke.

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This American Carnage

Published Jan. 30, 2017

For this week's column, Jay Bullock takes over transcribing duties for "This American Carnage," which takes a look at the current political climate and "the forgotten men and women of our country."

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The Forum: The Corporate States of America

Published Jan. 27, 2017

America is a country but far more like a corporation, and these next four years under our newly elected CEO should be an exciting adventure for corporate America. What could possibly go wrong?

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Donald Trump and David Clarke form tag team, 'rassle as Ebony and Ivory

Published Jan. 26, 2017

Everybody knows the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is fake and the matches are scripted. What people don't know is that there are radio broadcasts, and those are scripted, as well, and taped in advance. Donald Trump and David Clarke are a new tag team.

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The Forum: Two inaugurations summon two very different emotions

Published Jan. 20, 2017

Last week, President Barack Obama gave his farewell speech to the nation. A few days ago, I watched his last press conference. The era of #44 is officially over. The inauguration of Donald J. Trump is in effect. Everything is different now.

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Why would a man with Obamacare celebrate the end of the ACA?

Published Jan. 17, 2017

Cognitive dissonance is what happens when you have conflicting information streams mingling in your brain. It's also a part of the reason why people with ACA coverage are excited for the repeal of Obamacare and other conflicting political opinions.

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Trump and "Disgraced" open on the same day

Published Jan. 17, 2017

It could hardly be more appropriate to our times that The Milwaukee Rep unveils a Pulitzer Prize-winning play about Muslims in America the very week that we are getting a new president who has made Muslims a target of his vitriolic political campaign.