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


David Michael Miller

I don’t think Justice Rebecca Bradley’s hate speech from 1992 is an automatic disqualifier. I believe people deserve second chances. What bugs me today is that she sounds like someone who wants to minimize her transgressions, not atone for them. more »

Mar 11, 2016 8:32 AM Madland 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

I have held a number of party offices at the county level and have not voted for a Democrat in many, many years. But I can’t imagine a candidate more blatantly unfit to be head of state and commander-in-chief than Donald Trump. more »

Mar 10, 2016 9:40 AM Madland 3 Comments


David Michael Miller

Among the bills recently signed by Gov. Walker is one that bars a state lawmaker from serving simultaneously as a county executive. Republican leaders admitted it was targeted at Mark Harris, who has a good chance to win a Republican Senate seat. more »

Mar 9, 2016 2:16 PM Madland 3 Comments

He was a generous spirit and a musical savant. Gordon Ranney, one of the founding members of the Gomers, passed away this weekend, leaving a gaping hole where a bass line should be. more »

Mar 1, 2016 1:32 PM Madland 7 Comments

After questioning Judge Joe Donald’s judicial philosophy, Alan Talaga sits down with the Supreme Court candidate to learn more about him. more »

Feb 14, 2016 5:30 PM Madland 2 Comments

Democrats should hope that Bernie Sanders stays in the race for a competitive primary with Hillary Clinton on April 5. It could help boot a conservative justice from the high court. more »

Feb 11, 2016 1:00 PM Madland 3 Comments

The Milwaukee Circuit Court judge and candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court says he is an independent. But he has not done enough to explain the approach he would take in his new job. more »

Feb 10, 2016 9:33 AM Madland 1 Comments


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