Life
November 16, 2012

Haus Notes: A Calculator Here, A Calculator There…

So, a bit of a surprise for me (being a newbie), though it shouldn’t have been.  My calculations for recipes have been pretty off.  I should have known when my White House Honey Porter recipe kit…

Beer & Brewing Life
November 9, 2012

Recipe: Northern Brewer Saison de Noel

With Christmas coming up (and a little Thanksgiving/Christmas shindig we’re putting together here at the Metzger house), I wanted to have some season-appropriate beers in the bottle by the time people came.  And this is…

Community Politics
March 19, 2012

Midwest Boasts Some of Most/Least Corrupt Governments

MILWAUKEE, WI (The MPJ) — When you live in the Midwest, it’s easy to follow common conceptions as to whose state is the most or least crooked.  Often, fingers get pointed at Illinois and Ohio…

Politics
January 20, 2012

Editorial: Time to Iowa-fy America

MILWAUKEE, WI (The MPJ) — In case you haven’t noticed by now, the US Supreme Court, on Friday, struck down a legislative map in the State of Texas drawn by judges aiming to allow for…

Politics
January 19, 2012

The SOPA/PIPA Blackout and the Midwest

MILWAUKEE, WI (The MPJ) — You think just because your elected representatives in Congress are a member of the party you generally vote for, they agree with you on SOPA and PIPA?  Most likely…they don’t.…

Community Politics
December 20, 2011

Editorial: Gerrymanderlock, and its Solution

MILWAUKEE, WI (The MPJ) — I, much like you, have noticed nothing getting done in Congress.  The media has dismissed this condition as “partisan gridlock,” but I know better.  It’s not simple disagreements between members…