Politics & Activism


David Michael Miller

The Democratic Party does not lose elections because voters are too dimwitted to understand how great the party’s policies are, and it doesn’t lose elections because of race or gender. more

Jul 18, 2017 5:00 AM Citizen Dave 7 Comments

No one disputes the fact that property was damaged that day or that police officers were injured. But the government contends that wearing black in the vicinity of a black bloc action is evidence of criminal conspiracy. more

Jul 17, 2017 3:03 PM Democracy in Crisis 1 Comments

Democrats have introduced a bill that would allow all Wisconsin residents the chance to purchase BadgerCare. This pragmatic, realistic proposal shows that the minority party is ready to govern again. more

Jul 12, 2017 5:00 AM Madland


David Michael Miller

Mayor Paul Soglin made a sloppy mistake right out of the gate. If he’s serious about running for governor, he needs to step up his game. more

Jul 11, 2017 9:57 AM Citizen Dave 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

Jim DeMint calls the Convention of States the next stage of the Tea Party, which wanted to limit federal power. It makes ideological sense for him. But the crazy thing is that it might actually be possible. more

Jul 10, 2017 11:20 AM Democracy in Crisis

No doubt about it, the 45th president has put America to the test. The good news is that our system of checks and balances is working. Happy Independence Day! more

Jul 4, 2017 5:00 AM Citizen Dave 2 Comments


Baynard Woods

“We’re out here to send a clear message to the Senate that we will not tolerate them writing a bill that is not inclusive of all Americans,” Nasr said. “If they’re not working for the American people, then we will be out here werkin’.” more

Jul 3, 2017 1:23 PM Democracy in Crisis


David Michael Miller

When the Green Bay Packers were struggling in early 2015, quarterback Aaron Rodgers told his worried fans to chill out. Wisconsin Dems should take note as they sweat over finding a challenger to Gov. Scott Walker. more

Jun 27, 2017 9:53 AM Citizen Dave 3 Comments


David Michael Miller

There is nothing wicked about people gathering among their own. But what happens once they gather should be of concern to us all. more

Jun 22, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion

The Supreme Court has decided to hear Wisconsin’s redistricting case, which argues that the Republicans disenfranchised voters with partisan gerrymandering. Prospects for state Democrats hang in the balance. more

Jun 20, 2017 2:33 PM Citizen Dave 2 Comments


Anson Stevens Bollen

A black bloc action is newsworthy. And yet, according to the indictment, Aaron Cantú is being charged for merely moving in proximity to the group he was covering. more

Jun 19, 2017 12:26 PM Democracy in Crisis


David Michael Miller

This time it’s not even the Republicans against the Democrats. It’s the Republicans against the Republicans. Polarized politics are now threatening our lives. more

Jun 13, 2017 5:00 AM Citizen Dave


David Michael Miller

Much of the bureau’s history is shameful. In 2015, Comey said he required agents to study the Bureau’s Martin Luther King Jr. files and other instances of injustice, “to insure that we remember our mistakes and that we learn from them.” more

Jun 12, 2017 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

If the playbook worked for Bernie, it can work for Soglin. more

Jun 9, 2017 5:00 AM Madland 6 Comments

Wisconsin Democrats don’t need a Bernie Sanders-like candidate for governor. They need somebody from northern Wisconsin who knows his way around a deer blind and how to run a business. How about Jim Holperin? more

Jun 6, 2017 12:03 PM Citizen Dave 2 Comments

As the Vietnam War escalated in 1967, Ed Sanders and his band The Fugs performed an exorcism of the Pentagon. Fifty years later, Sanders performs “Exorcism of the White House” at the Lincoln Memorial. more

Jun 5, 2017 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis 1 Comments

There are differences between Andrew Jackson and Hitler and Trump. Two of the three are guilty of genocide. But neither Jackson nor Hitler actually had the capacity — in the form of nuclear weapons — to destroy the entire world. Trump does. more

May 29, 2017 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis


David Michael Miller

Mayor Paul Soglin wants to reduce the size of the Madison Common Council. But that will be an expensive endeavor - and it could hurt our citizen democracy. more

May 23, 2017 12:52 PM Citizen Dave 4 Comments


Baltimore Bloc

For all of their intense nationalism, populist movements are spurring strange alliances, such as that between Erdogan, an Islamic nationalist, and Trump, an Islamophobic nationalist. more

May 22, 2017 1:32 PM Democracy in Crisis


David Michael Miller

Don’t get me wrong. I still identify as a liberal. I would use the bathroom with an “L” on the door. But it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the established Democratic-Republican axis is falling apart. more

May 16, 2017 4:30 PM Citizen Dave 5 Comments