Marquette Wire

News In Brief

September 4, 2012

Filed under News

As part of a $26 million development in the Menomonee Valley, local officials unveiled plans for Milwaukee’s newest park Thursday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The park will stretch for nearly 10 blocks and 24 acres alo...

Sports Sideshow

Tim Seeman

October 7, 2010

Filed under Sports

It's Thursday again here at the Sports Sideshow, which means it's time once again for another hilarious groin-shot anecdote. It's the comedy gift that keeps on giving. This week, the low blow was literally delivered south of...

Obama addresses Milwaukee at Laborfest

Tony DiZinno

September 7, 2010

Filed under Featured, News

In his second Labor Day address in Milwaukee in the last three years, President Barack Obama sounded a lot like the candidate that was here in 2008. Obama’s near 40-minute speech at Laborfest at the Henry W. Maier Festival Grounds largely f...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Be the difference, but seriously, we actually mean it

May 6, 2010

Filed under Editorials, Viewpoints

“You can make a difference.” We’ve had this mantra wired in us since day one. Nickelodeon, American Girl self-help books, Nike commercials, Barack Obama’s campaign, Kermit the Frog — they’ve all contributed to Generation...

MURPHY: Kopp rocks as senior speaker

Michael Murphy

April 29, 2010

Filed under Featured, Viewpoints

Every year, colleges around the country strive to grab the most prominent graduation commencement speakers. This year, the University of Michigan tops most people’s list. Instead of saying it right away, I will give you tw...

OVBIAGELE: Educate yourself about the health care reform bill

Emil Ovbiagele

March 30, 2010

Filed under Featured, Viewpoints

People are uncomfortable with change even if they need it and want it. They’d rather stay in their comfort zones. It takes a daredevil will to go against the status quo — attributes President Barack Obama and House Democrats...

State of the Union Highlights

Tony DiZinno

January 28, 2010

Filed under Featured, News

[Click here for coverage of Gov. Jim Doyle's State of the State address Tuesday] President Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union address Wednesday night, outlining the challenges facing the country one year aft...

Obama blurbs SMM1 JE2 MN3

Tim Seeman

January 21, 2010

Filed under Featured

Jan. 12: As president-elect, Obama writes a letter to the Senate and House of Representatives asking those bodies to release $350 billion in bank bailout funds, which are injected into the banking system in an attempt to kick-start...

OVBIAGELE: More troops needed in Afghanistan

Emil Ovbiagele

December 1, 2009

Filed under Featured, Viewpoints

On the eve of President Barack Obama’s unveiling of the new war strategy in Afghanistan, Americans are sharply divided on the way forward. So what should Obama say today as he speaks to the country? Not easy lullabies for su...

OVBIAGELE: Afghanistan election diverted attention from war policy

Emil Ovbiagele

November 5, 2009

Filed under Featured, Viewpoints

The recent election of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai did not deserve the attention it received from the West, stalling the Obama administration’s plans for a new war policy. This was ridiculous. Karzai won a third te...