Progressive Susan Happ and right-wing Republican Brad Schimel battle to become Wisconsin Attorney General

This year’s race for attorney general is one of the closest and fiercest in years, with Democrat Sus...

Outside special interests rule Wisconsin at the expense of its citizens

Our nation’s founders wrote the Federalist Papers to articulate their vision for a new independent n...

Oregon test: soy engineered for heavy pesticide exposure found in infant formula

The Center for Food Safety says genetic testing confirmed the presence of soy genetically engineered...

Amnesty report documents human rights concerns in Ferguson

Amnesty International has released On the Streets of America: Human Rights Abuses in Ferguson, which...

Wisconsin congressional leaders ask Justice Dept. for election monitors

Democratic members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation are asking the U.S. Justice Department to...

ACLU sues Miami-Dade over law forcing former sex offenders to live by railroad tracks

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Florida sued Miami-Dade County and the Florida De...

Dancing priests from Milwaukee, New York state become Internet sensation

A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in...

Mormons release video explaining 'magic underwear'

The Mormon church is addressing the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by its faith...

Obama to campaign for Burke in Wisconsin

President Barack Obama will visit Wisconsin next week to support Democrat Mary Burke, who is in a cl...

3 states battle to keep same-sex marriage bans

Three states are continuing their legal fight against same-sex marriage, despite rulings from federa...

Activists seek to serve justice on Food Day

Justice throughout the food chain — from farmworkers to child consumers — is the focus of the fourth...

Puerto Rico judge rules against marriage equality, appeal planned

An appeal is planned after a federal court judge rejected an attempt to end a ban on same-sex marria...

  • Progressive Susan Happ and right-wing Republican Brad Schimel battle to become Wisconsin Attorney General

    Saturday, 25 October 2014 16:53
    Published In: Wisconsin Gaze
  • Outside special interests rule Wisconsin at the expense of its citizens

    Friday, 24 October 2014 17:30
    Published In: Opinion
  • Oregon test: soy engineered for heavy pesticide exposure found in infant formula

    Friday, 24 October 2014 11:36
    Published In: Green Gaze
  • Amnesty report documents human rights concerns in Ferguson

    Friday, 24 October 2014 11:24
    Published In: Trending News
  • Wisconsin congressional leaders ask Justice Dept. for election monitors

    Friday, 24 October 2014 09:51
    Published In: Wisconsin Gaze
  • ACLU sues Miami-Dade over law forcing former sex offenders to live by railroad tracks

    Friday, 24 October 2014 06:49
    Published In: Trending News
  • Dancing priests from Milwaukee, New York state become Internet sensation

    Friday, 24 October 2014 06:42
    Published In: Wisconsin Gaze
  • Mormons release video explaining 'magic underwear'

    Friday, 24 October 2014 06:38
    Published In: National Gaze
  • Obama to campaign for Burke in Wisconsin

    Friday, 24 October 2014 06:24
    Published In: Wisconsin Gaze
  • 3 states battle to keep same-sex marriage bans

    Friday, 24 October 2014 06:20
    Published In: Trending News
  • Activists seek to serve justice on Food Day

    Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:17
    Published In: Community Briefs
  • Puerto Rico judge rules against marriage equality, appeal planned

    Thursday, 23 October 2014 08:21
    Published In: Trending News

Uncommon candidate Burke defies easy categorization

Democrat Mary Burke, who is running for governor in Wisconsin.

Republicans and Democrats alike have struggled for months to brand gubernatorial nominee Mary Burke with sound bites and labels. But Burke has proven too complex for the sloganeering that dominates today’s political process.

In the early days of the campaign, right-wing talk radio tried to label Burke “Millionaire Mary.” But that epithet came off as laughably hypocritical in the mouths of politicos who pander to wealthy interests. 

Lefties initially perceived Burke as icy and removed. But as they became familiar with her broad smile, the countless hours she’s given to helping disadvantaged youth and her penchant for hugging over shaking hands, that mirage soon evaporated.

Multiple choice: Third party candidates complete ballot

Angela Walker is an independent socialist running for sheriff.

Casey McDonough is a Goldilocks in the voting booth.

She’s not fickle, but she likes a candidate to be just right. Often that means she votes Democratic. Rarely has it meant that the progressive Wisconsinite has voted for a Republican. But occasionally, she finds an independent or a third-party candidate who fits.

“I’m not beholden to anyone or any party,” she said.

Officer who shot Dontre Hamilton 14 times is fired

Dontre Hamilton

After six months of inaction that inspired demonstrations and widened the wedge between Milwaukee police and the city’s black citizens, Police Chief Edward Flynn fired an officer who killed a mentally ill man in downtown’s Red Arrow Park.

Glitter to Gore specializes in turning people into zombies — or artworks

Dawn Marie Svanoe and Michelle Soltis. — PHOTO: Peter F. Castro

It’s 5 p.m. on an October Saturday, and Michelle Soltis is waiting patiently for a gaggle of actors to come rushing in. Once that happens, things start to get really ugly.

Stitching history from the Holocaust

— Photo: Jewish Museum Milwaukee

McGivern shears ‘Madness’ from his repertoire

Local actor and media personality John McGivern. — PHOTO: Courtesy

Local actor and media personality John McGivern says his current performance in Shear Madness, playing at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s Northern Lights Theater, is his last turn in what many fans consider to be his signature role.

Out on the town

‘Don Quixote’

7:30 p.m., Oct. 30–Nov. 1; 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 2

Balletboyz

7:30 p.m. on Tues., Oct 28

Dave Chappelle

Oct. 27–29

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood

8 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 25

Unruly Music

7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 to 25

‘The Flying Dutchman’

7:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 and 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 26

‘Amelia’

Oct. 18 to Nov. 9

‘Of Heaven and Earth’

Through Jan. 4

'The Doyle & Debbie Show’

Sept. 7 – Nov. 2

Walker’s costly political stunt

Gov. Scott Walker, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and the state’s other GOP leaders claim that fiscal responsibility and small government are the top goals of their public agenda.

But Walker and Van Hollen’s prolonged, costly and doomed legal battle to deny same-sex couples in Wisconsin the right to marry defies both goals. It’s yet another entry on the long, long list of politically motivated decisions made by Walker that have cost Wisconsin taxpayers money and jobs.

Paul Ryan: Humans might not be responsible for climate change

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan.

The planet has faced climate change forever and humans' pollution might not be to blame, Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said during an Oct. 13 debate against his Democratic challenger in southern Wisconsin.

‘Flying Dutchman’ focuses on a ghastly legend’s emotions

The Flying Dutchman by Albert Pinkham Ryder. — PHOTO: Wiki

Halloween is the time for ghost stories, and the Florentine Opera has one ready to go a week early: Wagner’s epic The Flying Dutchman, playing at the Marcus Center’s Uihlein Hall on Oct. 24 and Oct. 26.

Walker calls for Ebola travel ban, despite opposition of health experts

Republican Gov. Scott Walker is calling on the federal government to institute a commercial travel ban for West African countries affected by Ebola, despite insistence from public health experts that such a move would prove counterproductive. The call for a ban, however, is popular among uninformed voters.

Wisconsin Republicans have frequently stood in opposition to the medical community on health issues with political implicatiions. The Wisconsin GOP, for instance, enacted a law forcing pregnant women to undergo invasive ultrasounds through vaginal probes when seeking abortion services. The procedures are unnecessary, invasive and disturbing to women, according to the medical communitt. They win anti-choice votes at the expense of women's well-being, critics charge.

Rattling the cage: Court weighs in on personhood for non-humans

A movement seeks personhood for non-humans. — Photo: Zyance/Wikimedia Commons

A New York court will decide this fall whether to apply “legal personhood” to an animal in a first-of-its-kind lawsuit filed on behalf of Tommy the Chimp.

Cat whisperer Jackson Galaxy in a category of his own

Jackson Galaxy. — PHOTO: Courtesy

Jackson Galaxy, author and host of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell, is the definition of a cat whisperer. Since the show premiered in 2011, the cat behaviorist has come to the aid of many cat owners, assisting them in working out various cat-astrophes and bringing harmony to homes with sparring feline frenemies. Galaxy’s new book Catification, written with feline environment designer Kate Benjamin, takes a paws-on approach to renovating your house into a cat-friendly home.