David Michael Miller

Not dead yet

Wisconsin’s overhauled civil service system went into effect July 1, ending a more than 100-year-old system. Union activists say less government transparency will result, but they aren’t giving up the fight.

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Joeff Davis

My hopes for the convention were fairly realistic. I wanted to see concerted resistance to Trump, even if it were merely symbolic. If my party was going to lie down before a demagogue, it should let America know that it was doing so grudgingly. more »

Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Joeff Davis

Although Bernie Sanders won the Wisconsin primary by 13 points, the state’s delegates were split almost evenly at the DNC this week. The process has left Bernie fans feeling burned. more »

Jul 27, 2016 5:51 PM News

Educational game pioneers Kurt Squire and Constance Steinkuehler had started to put UW-Madison on the map for video game development. But fed up with Wisconsin’s political climate, the couple are defecting to the University of California. more »

Jul 25, 2016 2:53 PM News 4 Comments


Judith Davidoff

An overflow crowd attended the first Black Business Expo. With 43 vendors there, organizer Sabrina “Heymiss Progress” said it exceeded her expectations. more »

Jul 25, 2016 2:15 PM News

On Friday afternoon, Gov. Scott Walker selected Daniel Kelly to be the state's next Supreme Court justice. Kelly has compared affirmative action to slavery and criticized same-sex marriage. more »

Jul 22, 2016 5:10 PM News 2 Comments


Bruce Johnson

Gov. Scott Walker has been roundly criticized for his invite-only listening sessions. One Madison resident gave him the benefit of the doubt and tried to get on the list. Guess what happened next? more »

Jul 21, 2016 4:13 PM News

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Joeff Davis

Ted Cruz stole the headlines on Wednesday night by failing to endorse Trump in his convention speech, which was greeted with boos. His appeal that people vote their “conscience” got two very different reactions. more »

Jul 21, 2016 10:00 AM News


Dylan Brogan

We are a rather flat place, but that does not mean you can’t find an awesome view from above, or an intimate space below. Here are some staff picks for both. more »

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Jul 21, 2016 5:00 AM Week in Review


Carolyn Fath

Madison’s new planning director, Heather Stouder, was originally educated as a biologist. She decided to become an urban planner when she realized that the process could be a means for positive social change. more »

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