Gray Matter

The not-so-guilty pleasures of Opening Day

April 6th, 2010 |

Different civilizations have developed all kinds of rituals for celebrating Spring but can any compare to the first day of the baseball season?

Renewable energy is good for Wisconsin and America

April 3rd, 2010 |

Opponents claim that a higher standard for renewable energy would wreck the state’s economy but promoting wind and solar power creates jobs and is patriotic.

The achievement gap is a disgrace

March 31st, 2010 |

We teach our children about consequences, but nobody is being held accountable for the failure of Milwaukee’s schools.

Watching over the Pabst Brewery

March 26th, 2010 |

Joseph Zilber and Frederick Pabst are undoubtedly together watching with great interest what will become of the prominent land just north of the county courthouse.

Joe Biden cuts to the chase

March 24th, 2010 |

History will give Barack Obama credit for passing health care reform but the Vice President delivered the day’s most colorful soundbite.

The endgame on health care reform

March 19th, 2010 |

The nation seems divided on health care reform, but doing nothing won’t make anybody happy.

Doyle calls on state businesses to spend their meeting dollars here

March 18th, 2010 |

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, staying in Wisconsin is good for your bottom line… and the state’s.

It’s time this train left the station

March 10th, 2010 |

A regional approach to southeastern Wisconsin’s transit needs makes sense. Time will tell if the state legislature agrees.

Barrett aims for the fence

March 5th, 2010 |

Ted Bobrow sits down with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to talk about his campaign to become Wisconsin’s next governor

Jobs announcements feel espléndido!

March 4th, 2010 |

New jobs are always welcome, but these recent announcements are particularly good news.