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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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David Michael Miller

Now that the idea to name the City County Building after President Barack Obama has been shut down, I have a suggestion. Hint: He’s a longtime, respected civic leader who has been on the front lines of the fight for LGBTQ rights. more

Aug 10, 2017 5:00 AM OPINION

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

Rather than lavishing expensive gifts on big corporations that don’t need them, Wisconsin would be better off investing in public education at all levels, in infrastructure like roads, rail and high-speed internet, and in environmental protection. more

Aug 1, 2017 10:46 AM Citizen Dave 6 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Before legalizing pot for recreational use, let’s see how it plays out in other states. Impaired driving is the top concern. more

Jul 25, 2017 5:00 AM Citizen Dave 4 Comments

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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 8 Comments

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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

Madison’s city flag, designed in 1962, includes a Pueblo Indian sun symbol that is meant to represent the state Capitol. Some see this as cultural appropriation and want the design changed. more

Jul 6, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 6 Comments