David Michael Miller

With the permanent closure of Planned Parenthood's abortion clinic in Appleton, the only state clinics are in Madison and Milwaukee. One program aims to help those traveling from afar for these services. more »

Aug 25, 2016 3:15 PM Madland


David Michael Miller

A Donald Trump ally has gotten a lot of press claiming that the GOP rigged as many as five elections in Wisconsin. But an examination of the analysis finds there’s no smoking gun. more »

Aug 22, 2016 2:05 PM Madland 6 Comments

While the electorate isn’t too happy about freezing funds for transportation or K-12 schools, the UW System tuition freeze remains popular. A future Democratic gubernatorial candidate could capitalize on this. more »

Aug 16, 2016 9:00 AM Madland 1 Comments

A new feasibility report proposes installing a network in Madison that would allow every home and business in the city access to ultra-fast broadband. That would be a major improvement over current broadband options. more »

Aug 12, 2016 9:00 AM Madland 2 Comments

With a drama-filled race for president, the Aug. 9 Wisconsin primary seems like an afterthought. But there are important races on the ballot. more »

Aug 5, 2016 2:00 PM Madland


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


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