I always look forward to John Gurda's column, which appears in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel every first Sunday of the month. As Milwaukee's historian, he is consistently insightful and entertaining. And although he writes from a historian's perspective, he manages to keep an eye on how history informs the present.
Today's column, about the 150th anniversary of mass transit in Milwaukee, is a particularly outstanding one:
150 years and transit's condition is 'guarded'