Morning Links for February 13, 2017

Al Jarreau’s passing, mental health care and more drama in Trumpland

Good morning, and welcome to Monday No. 4 of the Trump administration. Here’s what we have for you to read:

Al Jarreau, one of the best musicians ever to come out of Milwaukee, passed away early Sunday, and the Journal Sentinel’s Piet Levy produced a fine obituary. We also liked the video tribute from Wisconsin Public Television found on this page. Watch to the end to learn about his love for Milwaukee.

Also in the JS over the weekend: a thoughtful piece from Guy Boulton on the future of mental health care in this town.

The Grammys were Sunday night, and Adele was the big winner, but she got off a good speech praising Beyonce.

The Monday morning news shows and Twitter are buzzing about this interview with Trump adviser Stephen Miller on Fox News Sunday, talking about the president’s authority to impose a travel ban. “The president’s powers here are beyond question,” says Miller.   

Meanwhile, the New York Times has this on turmoil in Trump’s  National Security Council – including the controversy over top national security aide Michael Flynn lied about a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador.

We also enjoyed this profile of CNN’s Anthony Bourdain in the New Yorker.

Finally, there’s this chilling story about the 14-year-old accused in a double shooting in West Allis Sunday. A 19-year-old man is dead.



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.