Tag: Milwaukee

In an interview from 2016, Brian Anderson and the late criminologist and Manhattan Institute fellow George Kelling discuss the history of policing in Milwaukee and more.

Watch the Manhattan Institute’s inaugural George L. Kelling Lecture, delivered by former New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, and learn more about its new Policing and Public Safety Initiative.

The Anti-American Violence Plaguing the US and How to Solve It

 

The United States of America is increasingly under assault from an anti-American mob that has gained mainstream prominence across the country. This mob has ravaged major US cities for weeks on end, torn down historical monuments, and murdered innocent citizens.

At a recent Oakland “Black Lives Matter” event, “protestors” chanted “death to America” — an anti-American death threat used by Iranian government officials. These same “protestors” hurled projectiles at police officers, set trucks on fire, and vandalized buildings.

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Back in 1979, my sister and I joined two busloads of youngsters from Tulsa on a 17-hour pilgrimage to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to attend the National Catholic Youth Conference. I figured the town had probably changed a bit in my absence so when @mattbalzer suggested a meetup there, I started thinking seriously about a return visit. […]

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One Man’s Impact

 

On December 19, radio host Charlie Sykes completed his last broadcast for WTMJ in Milwaukee, WI. His last hours on the air were adorned with encomia from some of the leading figures his show had helped to incubate: Reince Preibus, Scott Walker, Ron Johnson, and Paul Ryan, among many others. For three and a half hours every day for 23 years, Wisconsinites got the Charlie Sykes catechism: free markets, rule of law, school reform, free speech (and anti-PC), and strong families. The policy meal was substantial and nourishing, but that didn’t mean the taste was bland. Sykes delivered information with just the right soupçon of humor and entertainment, and, of course, a hearty serving of Green Bay Packers hits.

Along with five other conservative talk radio hosts, and with the help of the Bradley Foundation (whose headquarters are in Milwaukee), Sykes helped to create a climate of opinion in Wisconsin that led to actual policy results. With the steady, smart, daily spadework of persuasion, Sykes opened his microphones to conservative reformers in politics, education, and the courts. Long before the “blue wall” crumbled in the 2016 electoral map, Charlie Sykes had been scaling the ramparts of Wisconsin’s entrenched liberal fortresses.

It wasn’t all smooth sailing. Sykes regrets the boost he gave to Sheriff David Clarke, calling him his “Frankenstein monster.” And there were election setbacks. “After 2008,” he recalled, “I told people that conservatives were going to be invisible for a while. But, with time, our ideas would be back.” It didn’t take long. In 2010, Republican Scott Walker won the governorship, and improbably enough, egghead Ron Johnson (heavily promoted by the Charlie Sykes radio show) defeated Russ Feingold for the US Senate. Paul Ryan was a frequent guest on Sykes’s air as well as on a Sunday TV show Sykes hosted. Ryan honed his message on the Charlie Sykes show.

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club podcast for August 16, 2016 – It’s the Jeff Sessions Interview edition of the podcast in which we go in depth with the 19 year senate veteran from Alabama and discuss his role as an occasional advisor to Donald Trump, his strong stand against amnesty, his appearance on Sunday’s This Week from ABC News that was a “Trump is Dead” broadcast, and he compliments the HLC podcast relentlessly.

Then, we discuss the Trump “Obama Invented Isis” story. Was it really so bad?

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The Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod has its national convention in Milwaukee in July.  This event is held once every three years.  I am going as a delegate, and would like to find a time for a little get-together with any other Ricochetti who will be there. I don’t know Milwaukee, and the convention time is fully-packed, […]

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Part of why, I personally don’t care, or taken action on the violence.  Don’t be part of a crime gang or crew Don’t be a drug dealer Don’t illegally carry a gun And finally, “If you are in an argument with a stranger, ask them how often they’ve been arrested. If they’ve been arrested more […]

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It looks like we can organize a Milwaukee area meetup, probably somewhere South of the town, for November 8th. Jamesofengland is also my gmail address, and I hope to hear from people who might consider attending there or in the comments here. Alternatively, I’m at 202 821 3001.  Also, I’m organizing debate watching parties for the […]

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