Charlie Sykes, a violent weekend, and the Brewers limp along.

The news  you can use.

  • A fatal shooting by a police officer sparked the worst violence in years in Milwaukee over the weekend. Coverage of the events, and the city’s reaction, has been excellent in the Journal Sentinel.
  • A lot has been said by political leaders, but this from U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, seems helpful.
  • Conservative radio talker Charlie Sykes expressed some surprisingly frank misgivings about the role of conservative talkers in discrediting the mainstream media, in this interview with Business Insider.
  • The Brewers are limping along a dozen games below .500 in their rebuilding year, but slugger Ryan Braun is more than carrying his weight, with two more homers Sunday.
  • State Fair is over, but the summer holds another great party this weekend: Milwaukee Irish Fest.