Daily Links for January 25, 2017

Marquette beats Villanova, a comeback for 1984, an arrest for Great Lakes anglers, an investigation for Sheriff Clarke and a few new homegrown Catholic bishops, in today’s Morning-ish Links.

Marquette Beats the Champs: In its 100th season playing college basketball, Marquette does something unprecedented, taking down the #1 ranked team in the land, Villanova, during the regular season.

1984 All Over Again: Readers are flocking to the fictional account of our current national reality. George Orwell’s 1984 has rocketed to the top of best-seller lists.  

Fishy Arrest: Federal Fish and Wildlife officials file first charges in massive probe targeting alleged illegal harvesting and sales of Great Lakes fish.

Cowboy Ugly: A citizen complaint against Sheriff David Clarke has prompted a county investigation into the frowny-faced sheriff, who faces growing calls to ride his horse out of town. 

New Bishops: Two homegrown priests are named auxiliary bishops for the Milwaukee Roman Catholic archdiocese.




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.