Citizen Dave



Iowa gives us Clinton v. Rubio

Marco Rubio won Iowa by winning third. He’s now the Republican establishment candidate who is most acceptable to the tea party. As for the Democrats, it was a toss-up between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, but after New Hampshire she will lead. more »

Feb 2, 2016 9:43 AM Citizen Dave 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

Iowa and New Hampshire are the wrong states

Ethanol is the clearest example of why Iowa and New Hampshire should not be leading off the presidential selection process. These states don’t represent the nation as a whole very well. more »

Feb 1, 2016 6:00 AM Citizen Dave


David Michael Miller

The real meaning of Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders matters because he put items like a single-payer insurance system, Wall Street regulation and campaign finance on the national agenda. more »

Jan 28, 2016 2:25 AM Citizen Dave 3 Comments

Occupations from Madison to Oregon

As the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge enters its fourth week, it’s a good time to compare it to the takeover of the Wisconsin Capitol five years ago by protesters of Gov. Scott Walker’s policies. more »

Jan 26, 2016 12:24 PM Citizen Dave


David Michael Miller

With Trump, be careful what you wish for

Some Democrats think victory would be at hand for their party if Donald J. Trump gets the Republican nomination. Think again, says Dave Cieslewicz. more »

Jan 22, 2016 12:13 PM Citizen Dave 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

Optimism optional

I couldn’t get through either of the most recent presidential debates. There was just too much anger and snark. more »

Jan 20, 2016 9:26 AM Citizen Dave


David Michael Miller

The Rams’ lesson for the Bucks arena deal

The Rams’ abandonment of St. Louis exemplifies the greed of the billionaires who own NFL franchises. And what’s to say the same thing won’t happen down the line to the Milwaukee Bucks? more »

Jan 15, 2016 10:18 AM Citizen Dave


David Michael Miller

Feingold steps up on guns

Russ Feingold kept the National Rifle Association at bay by splitting his votes on gun safety measures. But his support of President Obama’s executive order on background checks reflects the candidate’s appeal to liberal voters. more »

Jan 13, 2016 9:30 AM Citizen Dave


David Michael Miller

Words and phrases I’d rather not hear in 2016

The fashionable expressions that bother me most are the ones that are used to escape their real meaning or to try to make something mundane and simple sound interesting and complicated. more »

Jan 11, 2016 10:14 AM Citizen Dave

The joy of loppers

With these long-handled pruning shears, you take down overbearing large plants to open up views for humans and provide sunlight for smaller plants. Lopping is an act of liberation. more »

Jan 8, 2016 9:20 AM Citizen Dave

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