David Michael Miller

Mayor Paul Soglin is proposing an ordinance to keep people from sleeping downtown on public sidewalks. Ultimately it is about segregation — keeping the homeless and the home-secure from coming into contact with each other. more »

Jul 8, 2016 11:30 AM Madland 7 Comments


David Michael Miller

On Monday morning, the day after the deadly mass shooting left 49 dead, all of the victims had been identified except for one. My mind quickly took me to a place two decades and a lot of self-work away. I became the unidentified victim. more »

Jun 14, 2016 3:30 PM Madland 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

Gov. Walker’s “no new taxes” pledge is destroying our transportation system. Robbing Peter to pay Paul is not a sustainable fiscal plan. more »

Jun 7, 2016 2:00 PM Madland 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

If you think working for a living is hard, you should try earning tenure at a major research university. Alan Talaga argues that so few tenured faculty get canned because they’ve spent years proving themselves worthy for the job. more »

May 28, 2016 11:30 AM Madland 1 Comments


Carolyn Fath

A veteran poll worker tells a federal court that Wisconsin’s new voter ID requirement gives her less confidence in the state’s election system. more »

May 25, 2016 11:14 AM Madland


David Michael Miller

With Trump on the ballot, it’s likely that some Republican voters will stay home. That presents an opportunity for Democratic candidates, especially those vying for seats in the state Senate. more »

May 9, 2016 12:00 PM Madland 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

I don’t disagree with the no-confidence vote against UW System President Ray Cross. But he has few options, given the short leash Republican leaders keep him on. more »

May 6, 2016 3:00 PM Madland

Rep. Gordon Hintz criticized Jimmy Anderson’s challenge of Rep. Robb Kahl (D-Monona), arguing that primaries distract the Democratic Party from winning back Republican seats. But primaries could strengthen the party. more »

Apr 27, 2016 10:56 AM Madland


Jeff Miller/UW-Madison

Police Chief Mike Koval wants Mifflin Street to go away. But the city and UW-Madison did little to find an alternative to the block party when they had a chance. more »

Apr 26, 2016 2:25 PM Madland


David Michael Miller

In Milwaukee County, Justice Rebecca Bradley got almost 120,000 votes, even though fewer than 106,000 county residents voted for Republicans. 14,000 people! This number absolutely confounds me. more »

Apr 7, 2016 4:15 PM Madland 18 Comments


Gage Skidmore Photo

Voter ID prevented an older woman with medical issues from voting on Election Day with an expired ID. Probably all six poll workers knew her well but they had to follow the new law. Good job, Scott Walker. more »

Apr 7, 2016 11:26 AM Madland 3 Comments


Carolyn Fath

The chief of staff of former Republican Sen. Dale Schultz calls out his old party for “suppressing minority and college voters.” more »

Apr 6, 2016 1:33 PM Madland 11 Comments

The race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton has made both candidates stronger and made them each focus on potential blind spots in traditional Democratic campaigns. They are showing state-level Democrats what a successful campaign looks like. more »

Apr 1, 2016 11:08 AM Madland 2 Comments


Aaron Mayes/UW-Madison

Professor James Baughman of UW-Madison’s journalism school, who recently died, has been mourned as an admired colleague, a wise leader of faculty and an avuncular sage. I’m sure he was all those things, but I didn’t know him as a seasoned academic. more »

Mar 30, 2016 9:08 AM Madland 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

There are many lessons to be learned from #TheRealUW: The overwhelming stresses some students have to endure to get an education, the racism still evinced by people in the year 2016 and, most of all, how endemic white fragility is in Wisconsin. more »

Mar 20, 2016 10:00 AM Madland


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