Six Democrats who could challenge Walker in 2018

It is not too early for Democrats to find a good candidate to challenge Gov. Scott Walker, who is now eyeing a third term. more »

Jan 29, 2016 12:41 PM Madland 11 Comments

Here comes the neighborhood

A north-side Willy Street Co-op is about a lot more than the price of organic kale. It signals that the north side is worth investing in. more »

Jan 26, 2016 1:44 PM Madland 4 Comments


David Michael Miller

Rep. Bob Gannon must go

When pressed on a news release he issued blaming African Americans in Milwaukee for Wisconsin’s economic woes, Rep. Bob Gannon flipped off his critics on the Assembly floor. This is not the first of his embarrassing statements and outbursts. more »

Jan 13, 2016 11:29 AM Madland 4 Comments


David Michael Miller

The tiniest violin plays for Jeff Plale

The former state senator got a cushy job as Gov. Walker’s railroad commissioner after he blocked renewal of union contracts in 2010. Now he’s been railroaded out of office. more »

Jan 12, 2016 1:59 PM Madland

Making a Murderer was wildly biased, and that’s a good thing

"Making a Murderer" and podcasts like the first season of "Serial" aren’t perfect, but they let viewers and listeners see things from a different perspective. They ask us to question the “putting away the bad guys” formula. more »

Jan 7, 2016 12:35 PM Madland 2 Comments

East Towne shooting is a symptom of greater problems

Many Madison teenagers don’t feel safe in the community. They feel that they will be attacked and have to defend themselves. That’s why teens carry around weapons. more »

Dec 27, 2015 12:00 PM Madland


David Michael Miller

Getting landlord Ray Peterson to sell is only part of the housing solution

It’s a good thing the longtime slumlord is getting out of the business. But he did provide housing to some who would otherwise be homeless. more »

Dec 17, 2015 1:24 PM Madland


David Michael Miller

DA Ozanne should take lead on John Doe II appeal

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne should lead John Doe II SCOTUS appeal — it’s the right thing to do, for his future. more »

Dec 11, 2015 12:50 PM Madland 3 Comments

Mount Horeb gives me hope

In defying the attempted censorship of I am Jazz, a book about acceptance of transgender youth, Mount Horeb showed itself to be a loving, caring community. more »

Dec 4, 2015 5:00 AM Madland 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

7 ways to use the Oscar Mayer space

As a north-sider, I don’t want the grounds of Oscar Mayer plant to mirror Janesville’s GM plant. How about using it as a food production facility, a hotel or an office space? more »

Nov 12, 2015 12:03 PM Madland 2 Comments

Local officials should move quickly to deal with Oscar Mayer plant loss

The empty campus on the city’s north side will be an eyesore and a problem for the neighborhood. Turning this around is more important than redeveloping one block downtown. more »

Nov 5, 2015 11:41 AM Madland 6 Comments


David Michael Miller

Hey, Democrats! Don’t bail out the Republicans’ budget

More summers of orange cones makes voters unhappy. Unhappy voters tend to take it out on the party in power. This should be good news for Democrats. more »

Oct 30, 2015 10:25 AM Madland

Personal favorites from five years of Off the Square

Poking fun at politicians and life in Madison. Someone has to do it. more »

Oct 9, 2015 1:56 PM Madland


David Michael Miller

East Washington is a good location for day shelter

Dane County is purchasing the old Messner Inc site for the facility. It is close to other shelters, jobs and services. more »

Oct 4, 2015 9:00 AM Madland


David Michael Miller

Walker’s campaign failure is a reason to celebrate

True, this isn’t the end of Return of the Jedi when the Emperor falls. This is the end of Star Wars, where the Empire lost the Death Star but was still in control and pissed off. more »

Sep 26, 2015 9:00 AM Madland

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