Bruce Murphy


David Michael Miller

Gov. Scott Walker ignores the state’s new economy, while doing everything we can to prop up the old economy of manufacturing. His strategy seems to be to spend billions on subsidies — the recipients of these giveaways give Walker campaign donations. more

Mar 8, 2018 5:00 AM Opinion


David Michael Miller

The Republican Senate Majority Leader can’t say why he wants the respective administrators of the state Elections Commission and Ethics Commission out of office. Could it be his political donors who are calling the shots? more

Feb 1, 2018 5:00 AM Opinion


David Michael Miller

WEAC has lost more than half of its dues-paying members, and lost clout in its elections. But teachers still value its union and it is far from dead. more

Dec 14, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion


David Michael Miller

When you have a president with an approval rating below 40 percent, odds are good, even if Republican Paul Ryan wins. more

Oct 26, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion


David Michael Miller

Big money is coming out to defeat incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin. Illinois businessman Richard Uihlein is backing Kevin Nicholson in the Republican primary; Beloit businesswoman Diane Hendricks is supporting Leah Vukmir. more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

Walker’s wildly liberal giveaway of tax dollars suggests a desperation to wipe away his failed promise to create 250,000 new jobs and the state’s consistently below-average ranking in job creation. more

Aug 17, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

James Pope is the new board chair of Milwaukee’s Bradley Foundation, a major funder of conservative causes. If past experience is any indication, he will soon be gunning for Wisconsin liberals. more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion


David Michael Miller

Loyalty to President Donald Trump could hurt the careers of two of Wisconsin’s most powerful Republicans - Reince Priebus, chief of staff for the President, and House Speaker Paul Ryan. more

Jun 8, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion


David Michael Miller

A tuition tax credit, supported by Gov. Scott Walker and legislative Republicans, has benefited rich families the most. According to state Department of Revenue data, the wealthiest 13 percent of taxpayers collected almost 65 percent of the deduction more

Apr 27, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion


David Michael Miller

Department of Natural Resources staffers are no longer allowed to take positions on proposed legislation. As a result, the state no longer has any agency advocating for Wisconsin’s precious lakes, rivers and forests. more

Mar 23, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 4 Comments


David Michael Miller

Wisconsin was making progress on wind and solar power before Gov. Scott Walker was elected in 2011. But that progress stalled under his watch. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion


David Michael Miller

President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to “buy American and hire Americans.” But House Speaker Paul Ryan is balking at a proposal from Sen. Tammy Baldwin that would do just that. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

In Wisconsin turnout was down in key Democratic areas targeted by Republicans, who passed new state voting restrictions. Voter suppression could have turned the state red for Donald Trump. more

Nov 17, 2016 12:00 AM Opinion 11 Comments


David Michael Miller

You can trace the political decision of the Wisconsin Supreme Court to kill the John Doe probe back to one group in particular: Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce. more

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion

A relatively new state law requires an outside investigation of police-involved deaths. Rep. Chris Taylor of Madison wants to prohibit officers from investigating those police departments where they used to work. Schimel — arrogantly — opposes this. more

Sep 8, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

The Koch-funded Libre group aims to recruit Hispanics to the Republican Party. But the group backs proposals that hurt Latinos. more

Jul 28, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion


David Michael Miller

The federal trial before Judge James Peterson exposed, once again, the truth behind the election changes forged by Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-led Legislature: They were designed to reduce minority access to the polls. more

Jun 23, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion


David Michael Miller

​Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill gutting the state’s storied civil service system, despite the advice of his own human resource administrators. That means that party cronies will soon run state government. more

May 12, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

Donald Trump has run roughshod over Republicans, including Paul Ryan and Scott Walker and no major GOP leaders in Wisconsin are supporting him. The chair of the Republican National Committee, however, seems to think Trump is the answer. more

Apr 7, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion

There is substantial evidence that the administration of Scott Walker — if not the governor himself — knew about the ongoing abuses at the Lincoln Hills correctional facility for male teens and did nothing to stop them. more

Mar 10, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion