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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

Opinion 6 Comments

I was prepared to mock the proceedings. Didn’t we fight a war against these people so that we wouldn’t have to watch them get married? But it didn’t take long before I was won over. more

Citizen Dave

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David Michael Miller

Citizen Dave has some tips for Paul Soglin’s supper-club campaign, considering Soglin doesn’t really strike you as a supper club kind of guy. more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

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Wisconsin Historical Society

Had he lived, Lincoln would have likely pursued a reconstruction policy that was at once charitable to the defeated rebels while firm in its progress toward welcoming former slaves as full citizens of the republic. more

Citizen Dave 8 Comments

Chronic wasting disease was first discovered in Wisconsin in 2001. Walker’s administration has steadily reduced testing, with disastrous results. Now that it's an election year, he’s proposing measures that should have been in place for years. more

Citizen Dave 3 Comments

After 20 years in the same house, Dianne and I are selling our house. That means getting rid of 20 years of accumulated stuff. It’s a good thing. more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

On April 18 Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill offering a $100 per child tax rebate and a weeklong sales tax holiday on school supplies. It’s obviously an election ploy. But it won’t work. more

Opinion

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David Michael Miller

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has already lost twice to Scott Walker… but now he’s making noise about getting into the crowded field of gubernatorial challengers. more

Citizen Dave 5 Comments

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David Michael Miller

“Kicking Ass Every Day” was the first one. Now it’s “Kicking Voters Off The Polls Every Day.” more

Citizen Dave

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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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David Michael Miller

Anger is energizing; Hillary Clinton was a terrible candidate; Democrats should advance their most boring candidate to run against Walker in November. more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

The momentum for gun control is growing. And more people are daring to call for the obvious — repeal of the constitutional amendment that has been distorted and exploited by the NRA. more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

The duties of the state treasurer have been systematically eliminated for years. But the treasurer plays an important role in preserving school libraries and public lands. more

Opinion

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David Michael Miller

It’s only childish political grievances between the state’s top three Republican leaders that will prolong the misery at Lincoln Hills. more

Citizen Dave

Among politicians, it’s called earned media. And one way to earn media is through political stunts. more

Citizen Dave

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David Michael Miller

The latest Marquette Law School poll shows that northern Wisconsin residents are not thrilled with the Foxconn deal, believing it will mainly benefit the Milwaukee area. Gov. Scott Walker’s divide-and-conquer political strategy could backfire on him more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

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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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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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David Michael Miller

Charisma is overrated. What about finding a Democratic candidate for governor who respects law over personal agendas and grudges? more

Opinion 1 Comments

The Republican-controlled Legislature has stripped funding from UW-Madison for years, so it figures that, politically, UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank needed to find private funding to cover tuition for lower-income Wisconsin families. more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

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David Michael Miller

What started out as an experiment to see if I could do without football just became a way of life. There is nothing more threatening to the NFL than if millions of fans reach the same conclusion. more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments