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Bruce Murphy

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John Doe Threatens Walker

Where are the attack dogs on the right? One way to measure the seriousness of the ongoing John Doe investigation nibbling away at Scott Walker is to consider...
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The Recall Stall

The Republicans have clearly decided it’s in their interest to stall the recall election of Gov. Scott Walker. That will add to the costs for taxpayers. I...
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Are County Buses Unsafe?

David Umhoefer is a good reporter. Heck, he won a Pulitzer. For years, he covered county government for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and did a very good job. ...
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Public TV Putsch

You wouldn’t know it from the bland story the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel did Monday about a merger between Milwaukee Public Television (Channels 10 and 36...
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Why Walker Cut Medicaid

Is Gov. Scott Walker playing Scrooge for the coming holiday season? That was the reaction of Rep. Tamara Grigsby (D-Milwaukee) to last week’s report that ...
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Can Tammy Baldwin Win?

No sooner had Rep. Tammy Baldwin (at left) announced her entrance into the race for U. S. Senator than Republicans began crowing about what a bad candidate...

Bruce Murphy

Bruce Murphy is a former editor of Milwaukee Magazine. He has been writing about state and local politics since 1980, which is to say he’s old. His claim to fame, such as it is, is breaking the county pension scandal, which led to resignation of County Executive F. Thomas Ament and the recall of seven county supervisors. Murphy calls himself a fiscally conservative liberal contrarian. Others have shorter, less complimentary ways to describe him.