How often events turn on the strength of leadership. The Milwaukee mayoral race is about leadership — not leadership as an abstract concept but the actual ability to guide, direct, influence and motivate. It is preferred that our next mayor be a leader. I don’t see that trait apparent in either of our choices.
Archive | April 2004
I caught the March 16 protest of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel by Pratt supporters on the news recently. Many African American faces, a couple white. Polarizing. A phone call from a concerned friend: “Girl, how many white faces did you count?”
Props to the Shepherd Express for running a lengthy article on our neighborhood — it’s good to see some in-depth local content on the cover of our city’s news and entertainment weekly. The March 3 story, “Riverwest: From Working Class to Creative Class” was a nice overview of the ‘hood by free-lancer John Rondy. You […]
by Sonya Jongsma Knauss When David Burton at the University of Missouri wrote the words above, he was describing a trend towards smaller, more localized newspapers in his state. He says, “Southwest Missouri is dominated by small community newspapers, which throw their news and editorial weight behind providing local coverage. The finest community newspapers know […]
by Leon Todd As a past mayoral candidate, our campaign theme was focused around clean government, clean elections and clean environment. With all of the past City Hall scandals, corruption and convictions, and more expected to come, we were convinced that the central underlying issue in this campaign should be one of clean government.