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Dave Cieslewicz

Bill Keys was a widely respected Madison West high school English teacher and later a member of the Madison school board. While he was there the board tied itself in knots over the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of every school d more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 5 Comments

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David Michael Miller

There was little media attention last month when the Dane County Board quietly passed a new wheel tax. It’s a big subsidy from Madison residents to those who live in rural areas. more

Dec 12, 2017 5:01 AM Citizen Dave 8 Comments

It seems to me one of the things we need in this country right now is a lot more appreciation for falling just short, if the effort given is an honest one. more

Dec 5, 2017 5:00 AM Citizen Dave 1 Comments

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Tyler Harris

Hunting is not just killing and it’s not just about the individual hunter. We have obligations to the prey, to fellow hunters and to society in general. And those are lessons that are getting lost in the story of the kindergarten deer hunter. more

Nov 28, 2017 5:00 AM Citizen Dave 4 Comments

Let’s face it. Backup quarterback Brett Hundley has not performed up to even modest expectations. He’s just not working out. more

Nov 21, 2017 9:42 AM Citizen Dave 3 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Sitting alone, for hours, in the woods, brings up thoughts about stability and, conversely, upheaval. Liberals might want to spend more time thinking of ways to make other people’s lives more stable and predictable. more

Nov 15, 2017 1:09 PM Citizen Dave 2 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Madison joined 200 other regions in competing for Amazon’s new second headquarters. We’re not likely to get it and that’s a good thing. more

Nov 9, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion

Harry, not his real name, is a WWII vet and a grandfather who moved to assisted living a few years ago. He now needs government assistance to stay in his apartment but first he needs to prove he hasn’t cheated the system. more

Nov 7, 2017 5:00 AM Citizen Dave

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Chiara Lanzieri

The most socially aware demographic in history now has a chance to reinvent old age. Here are four suggestions on how to grow older with a social conscience. more

Nov 2, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 3 Comments

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David Michael Miller

The renovation of the Catholic Center was conservative Bishop Robert Morlino ’s opportunity to build a big, lasting billboard hovering over the center of the famously liberal UW campus and he took every inch of his opportunity. more

Oct 31, 2017 5:00 AM Citizen Dave 13 Comments

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David Michael Miller

The city of Madison’s golf courses are running a deficit. There is a proposal to close either Yahara Hills golf course or the course on Monona Drive. more

Oct 24, 2017 10:08 AM Citizen Dave 5 Comments

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David Michael Miller

President Trump recently rolled back Obama-era reforms that required employer-based insurance policies to cover birth control. True believers’ next target: cancer screenings. more

Oct 17, 2017 5:00 AM Citizen Dave

Post-Las Vegas, some gun advocates are supporting a ban on bump stocks. But what is really needed is a ban on semi-automatic weapons. more

Oct 10, 2017 5:00 AM Citizen Dave 6 Comments

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David Michael Miller

The National Rifle Association has been successful by opposing even the most reasonable restrictions on gun ownership, while fighting for increasingly liberal gun laws. Now it’s time for those looking to curb gun violence to get extreme as well. more

Oct 3, 2017 11:41 AM Citizen Dave 9 Comments

Bill Keys was a widely respected Madison West high school English teacher and later a member of the Madison school board. While he was there the board tied itself in knots over the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of every school d more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 5 Comments

If our state leaders really cared about jobs and really understood our primary advantages — relative climate change security and clean water — they would be working to strengthen protections for our water, not eliminate them. more

Sep 26, 2017 5:00 AM Citizen Dave

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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 1 Comments

It’s one thing for fans like me to just accept the broken bones and twisted knees. But the growing awareness of concussions should make any thinking person who loves football think again about watching games and contributing to the sport's profits. more

Sep 13, 2017 9:18 AM Citizen Dave 1 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

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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

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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