Politics & Activism


Dylan Brogan

The vandalism was found on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the first of the Jewish High Holy Days. Holiday services are slated for Wednesday evening and Thursday. more

Sep 20, 2017 10:43 AM News 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

Proceed with caution. This speculation comes from a guy who confidently predicted that Hillary Clinton would edge out Marco Rubio for the presidency last year. more

Sep 19, 2017 5:01 AM Citizen Dave

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J.M. Giordano

At one point, the Juggalos chanted “one of us! one of us!”—a reference to the 1932 film "Freaks." The Juggalos, antifa, and the militia are all freaks. All three groups are hated and feared by the average Americans. more

Sep 18, 2017 5:01 AM Democracy in Crisis

Charlie Sykes is dumbfounded by accusations that his opposition to Trump is driven by expediency. While Paul Ryan and Reince Priebus moved into positions of influence, Sykes is out in the cold. “An opportunist goes with the power, not into exile.” more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 6 Comments

The first step is admitting you have a problem. And it looks like the Democrats just did that. more

Sep 8, 2017 10:48 AM Citizen Dave 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

All of a sudden there are more than a dozen Democrats set to challenge Gov. Scott Walker or thinking about it. That’s a good thing. A contested primary will strengthen the eventual victor. more

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion


David Michael Miller

It’s understandable why Tony Evers is branding himself a Plymouth progressive. But I hope someday we’ll have candidates who are proud to run as a Madison liberal. more

Sep 5, 2017 11:17 AM Citizen Dave 5 Comments

When Sheriff Joe Arpaio “jokes” that his tent city is a “concentration camp,” we should take note. When he raids the homes of journalists, we should be on guard. When the president pardons him, this is a signal. more

Sep 4, 2017 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis


David Michael Miller

Today’s federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour affects not just low-wage workers but us all. It’s time to support an increase to $15. more

Sep 3, 2017 5:00 AM , OPINION


David Michael Miller

Gov. Scott Walker and his Republican colleagues have proposed a special tax on electric and hybrid vehicles. This makes little sense and doesn’t do much to close the $500 million transportation budget funding gap. more

Aug 29, 2017 10:38 AM Citizen Dave 2 Comments


Anson Stevens-Bollen

The election should have shown us clearly that the center cannot hold. The majority lost and we elected an authoritarian entirely uninterested in compromise. more

Aug 28, 2017 3:03 PM Democracy in Crisis 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

The proposed bill provides that protests and demonstrations “that interfere with the rights of others to engage in or listen to expressive activity shall not be permitted and shall be subject to sanction.” more

Aug 24, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments

Mayor Paul Soglin says a racist organization, decades ago, installed a “slab of propaganda” at the Confederate gravesite in the city’s Forest Hill Cemetery. more

Aug 24, 2017 5:00 AM News 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

A paper owned by unions is mocking and opposing a deal trumpeted as creating jobs. That’s because the Sun-Times understands what a colossal mistake Foxconn is. more

Aug 22, 2017 10:19 AM Citizen Dave 1 Comments


Baynard Woods

White supremacy is a white problem. Even if its grosser displays disgust us, we still benefit from it. more

Aug 22, 2017 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

Gov. Scott Walker has essentially said that he would support a $190 million annual tax increase on Wisconsin residents. Let’s meet him halfway and accept that tax increase — but look at an alternative for how we want to invest it. more

Aug 15, 2017 5:00 AM Citizen Dave 1 Comments


Baynard Woods

When that gray car slammed into those people, it shattered a part of America, or at least the illusion of it. I don’t know what that means yet, because it shattered something in me, too. more

Aug 14, 2017 11:21 AM Democracy in Crisis

Wisconsin taxpayers would subsidize each Foxconn job $230,000 to $1 million. These jobs would pay a third of what a family of four needs to live in the middle class. Plus, Foxconn would be allowed to move streams, fill wetlands and pollute waterways. more

Aug 8, 2017 5:00 AM Citizen Dave 12 Comments

The Foxconn deal isn't done yet. Will the Badgers learn from an allegorical tale? more

Aug 7, 2017 2:37 PM Madland

Although President Trump’s “please don’t be too nice” comment grabbed all the attention from a July 28 speech, he also applauded the use of military weaponry by police departments. more

Aug 7, 2017 6:00 AM Democracy in Crisis