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David Michael Miller

I’m quite liberal on social issues. I am completely comfortable with terms like intersectionality and cisgender. Lately, however, I have heard a few things from fellow social liberals that I am not so comfortable with. more

Opinion 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Paul Ryan clearly loathed Donald Trump. He had the chance to stand up to the president, saving the country and his own party at the same time. But he didn’t. more

Citizen Dave 3 Comments

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Michael Cummins

Meet the Press host Chuck Todd turns to Wisconsin for an example of polarized citizens who don’t yell at each other. more

Snapshot

Conservative Judge Michael Screnock has benefited from the state’s new campaign spending limits in his Supreme Court bid, raking in $260,000 more than he would have under the old rules. Opponent Judge Rebecca Dallet has seen a negligible bump. more

News

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David Michael Miller

Trump and Stormy can use pseudonyms to protect privacy. So can cops. But when activists do it, they’re prosecuted. more

Democracy in Crisis

Wisconsin lawmakers have stripped away power from the State Treasurer for decades. In April, voters will decide whether to get rid of the office altogether. more

News

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David Michael Miller

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says that law-abiding gun owners “don’t go out and shoot up schools.” He’s wrong. more

Citizen Dave

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Steven Leonard

Patty Schachtner was a good choice and now so is Kriss Marion. The Wisconsin Democratic Senate Committee is on a promising, new path, fielding solid candidates who know their districts well. more

OPINION 1 Comments

Takeaways from Tuesday’s county board primaries: The race to watch this April is on the isthmus; Kelly Danner is giving 18-year incumbent Al Matano a run for his money; Brent Renteria has the best vote-per-dollar ratio of any candidate. more

News

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David Michael Miller

There have been 18 shootings on school grounds since the first of the year. But the most recent shooting in Florida might be a turning point. That’s because the Columbine generation is coming of age. more

Citizen Dave 3 Comments

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Carolyn Fath

Rep. David Bowen will introduce a bill that would block employers from urine testing for THC or disqualifying people for most jobs based on testing positive for cannabis. more

News 8 Comments

Reach Out Wisconsin brings together political opposites. The meetings are not about compromising ideals or values, or even about finding common ground. They are about maintaining social cohesion despite differences. more

Opinion

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Anson Stevens Bollen

The U.S. Attorney’s Office dropped charges against 129 J20 defendants last week — but continues to prosecute journalists and others who have spoken to the press more

Democracy in Crisis

A new poll shows Tony Evers in the lead, with Kathleen Vinehout and Paul Soglin following. When it comes to raising money, Mahlon Mitchell and Matt Flynn are doing surprisingly well. more

Citizen Dave 10 Comments

Steve Bannon had a terrible week. And it wasn’t even the worst week in Washington. more

Democracy in Crisis

"The Crown," the PBS drama that follows Queen Elizabeth after the death of her father, explores something alien to our current times: the value not of individuality, but of obligation to a broader community and a national purpose. more

Citizen Dave

Citizen Dave predicts the Supreme Court will strike down Wisconsin’s gerrymandering law, Walker will lose and Baldwin will win. more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Well, 2017 is over. But things aren’t looking good in the new year. more

Democracy in Crisis

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David Michael Miller

Reading all 2,375 tweets Trump has written since the election was like reliving all the unbelievable moments of this last year in fast forward. more

Democracy in Crisis

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David Michael Miller

Doug Jones won his Senate race against Roy Moore for two reasons: African Americans turned out for him and suburban white women didn’t turn out for Moore. But those factors won’t play similarly in Wisconsin. more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments