Daniel Simmons

A Day At The Polls

The first and last stops were reliable Democratic territory – the Obama school in an African American neighborhood, Lincoln in a heavily Latino district – and I fit in visits to the heavily white, Republican burgs of Sussex and Elm Grove in between. ...

China’s Town

A visa-for-sale program has benefitted Milwaukee in the form of millions of dollars in investments from Chinese people, who sink money into developments in exchange for green cards. Here's the inside story of early outreach that keeps paying off, and why the program has met stiff opposition nationally amid reports elsewhere of fraud and abuse....

Daniel Simmons

Daniel Simmons grew up in St. Paul, Minn., the “good twin” city. He started his writing career covering the midsection for the Mayo Clinic. Since then he’s written about human smuggling by sea in San Diego, the coyote invasion of Chicago and the political circus in Madison. He also got to write about his childhood idol, Larry Bird, for Runners World. He’s the managing editor.