The former long-time editor at Isthmus offers up a view of the two cities' relationship and needs:
Do you think that Wisconsin's languishing economy could use more jobs? The answer is obvious, but the politics here are deeply dysfunctional. Talk about Mission Impossible. It's not just Milwaukee vs. Madison, but their shared liberalism is abhorrent to conservative Waukesha County.
Lambs will lie down with lions before corridor politicians ever work together.
In that context, Gov. Scott Walker's decision to kill the $810 million federally funded train service between Milwaukee and Madison is just one more smack-down in that endless grudge match.
But here's the thing: The corridor is coming together without those feuding politicians.