Citizen Dave




David Michael Miller

Back from a month-long break, Dave is ready to return to his blog. But he’ll be writing less frequently, about once a week. He enjoyed his break from social media so much, however, that he is not going back. Good riddance, Twitter and Facebook. more »

Sep 20, 2016 9:48 AM Citizen Dave 1 Comments

After five years of continuous writing, I just need a break, some time to recharge the batteries. The unrelenting dark news cycles have sealed the deal for me. more »

Aug 1, 2016 11:00 AM Citizen Dave


David Michael Miller

The last time a convention might have changed the outcome of an election was in 1968. But since then have conventions mattered? Not so much. more »

Jul 29, 2016 5:06 PM Citizen Dave 1 Comments

On balance, social media is just a horrible thing. It encourages the very worst parts of human character: self-centeredness and cowardly viciousness. more »

Jul 27, 2016 9:01 AM Citizen Dave


Joeff Davis

If you’re attending the RNC, you should be ashamed of yourself. If you’re currently in office, you should lose the next election. If you’re Catholic, you should confess this. more »

Jul 20, 2016 10:08 AM Citizen Dave


David Michael Miller

Imagine a year from now — President Hillary Clinton is in office, Bernie Sanders is Commerce secretary, and Democrats are gearing up to take back the state Legislature. more »

Jul 11, 2016 5:00 AM Citizen Dave

Michael May is a highly regarded lawyer and the longtime city attorney of Madison. He was going to run for a court of appeals seat, but is dropping out because he doesn’t want to raise gobs of money. more »

Jul 3, 2016 7:00 AM Citizen Dave

In looking at both support for Brexit and for Donald Trump, ignorant, but angry people are lashing out at what they perceive to be the establishment. Their anger may be misdirected, but there is a solution. more »

Jul 1, 2016 10:15 AM Citizen Dave

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders built their campaigns around the aggrieved. Contrast that with Barack Obama, who downplayed identity politics when running for president in 2008. more »

Jun 24, 2016 10:49 AM Citizen Dave 2 Comments


Timothy Hughes

An arrest by Madison police officers draws national attention and condemnation from area leaders. But that is not stopping Mayor Paul Soglin, who has been silent on the issue, from heading to another out-of-state convention. more »

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