Morning Links August 15, 2016

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.



Tom Tolan is managing editor at Milwaukee Magazine, where he's worked since January 2016. He spent 24 years at The Milwaukee Journal and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a copy editor, assistant metro editor and reporter. He lives in Shorewood.