Milwaukee residents and businesses are paying taxes to support the Wisconsin Department of Tourism website. But the City of Milwaukee, which has the lion's share of the state's cultural attractions, is virtually missing on the site.
A small cadre of activists scrambled to attend the Shorewood School District Board’s March 11 meeting, worried that they would have to counter a right-wing backlash against school board members’ passage of a policy recognizing and protecting transgender students.
We pay large amounts of money to watch people kill one another on giant movie theater screens.
Video games allow for players to live a psychopathic life of crime.
Think back to your first date. Was it at the movies, at a sporting event, or at a smoke-filled bar? Did your friends and family share the excitement (or the heartbreak) with you? Did your school or church teach you how to practice safer sex? Did you fill up on a pile of french fries or a plate of fresh fruit? Did you know how to communicate your concerns, fears and joys? Were you ashamed of who you were and who you loved, or were you unabashedly proud?
In Wisconsin, we have a long history of rolling up our sleeves, digging in and doing the hard work that has to be done to keep our values intact and our communities thriving.
Our state has been a pioneer in social reform for over a century. In 1911, Wisconsin was the first state to pass a worker’s compensation law. In 1918, we were the first state to ratify the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote. In 1932, we were the first state to enact an unemployment compensation law. In 1982, we were the first state to put non-discrimination laws into place protecting sexual orientation.
Spring has finally sprung. While others rejoice in the warmth of the sun, my thoughts have been in darker places.
Have you heard about the religious nuts condemning the Disney blockbuster Frozen because it supposedly promotes lesbianism and the “gay agenda”?