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Children celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. in speeches, essays, art
Written by JSOnline   
Friday, 24 January 2014 10:12

Paul "Benji" Johnston, 6, climbed onto a 2-foot-high stool, leaned into the microphone, took a deep breath and made his case.

"Why do people hurt other people? Is it because they get mad? Is it because they want something they can't have?" said Paul, the first-place winner in the kindergarten-second-grade category of the speech contest for the 30th anniversary Martin Luther King Birthday

Celebration, held Sunday at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in Milwaukee.

For Paul, a student at Eastbrook Academy, it was all about dealing with naughty while staying nice.

King, he said, was a smart man.

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Gwen Moore says that thanks to Scott Walker, Milwaukee could be a "ghost city"
Written by Dave Umhoefer of the Journal Sentinel   
Thursday, 23 January 2014 13:26

As Gov. Scott Walker prepared to declare the state’s economy “dramatically better” in his state of the state speech Wednesday night, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore was decrying the Republican’s priorities.

In a stop at the Journal Sentinel to meet with editorial writers, the Democrat from Milwaukee said that unseating Walker was one of her top goals for 2014.

Moore said Milwaukee needed a “miracle” to avoid becoming a “ghost city” after Walker signed legislation ending residency requirements for school and municipal workers.

She declared of governors such as Walker who refused an expansion of Medicaid with mostly federal funding under the Obamacare health law: “People gotta be stuck on stupid waiting for dumb to come.” Walker says he instead made changes that meant “this year, for the first time in Wisconsin history, everyone living in poverty will be able to access health care under Medicaid.”

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