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There’s no shortage of Democrats believed to be mulling a gubernatorial run in 2018. Citizen Dave believes former state Rep. Spencer Black could be better than all of them. If only he can convince him to run. more

Mar 21, 2017 9:00 AM Citizen Dave

Fitchburg mayoral candidate, Jason Gonzalez, offers to send Isthmus a picture of former client’s penis when asked about alleged violations of attorney conduct. more

Mar 17, 2017 3:14 PM News

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David Michael Miller

Protests have their place. But for me it’s all about winning elections. Policy is made inside those big white buildings — not outside, on the streets. more

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments

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Justin Sprecher

Isthmus moderates mini-debates between the candidates for the Common Council’s five contested races. Ald. Maurice-Cheeks and challenger Steve Fitzsimmons differ sharply on policing, while Ald. Zach Wood and John Terry Jr. talk housing. more

Mar 9, 2017 5:00 AM News 2 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Gov. Scott Walker’s new budget is an obvious re-election ploy: new funding for public schools and an eventual tuition cut for UW System. This means Democrats can now focus on other issues in 2018. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion

Six candidates are running to fill two seats on the Madison school board. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM News

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David Michael Miller

Republicans control the state Assembly, state Senate, governor’s office and state Supreme Court, though it’s technically a nonpartisan body. How did it get this bad? Dave Cieslewicz goes looking for answers. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 7 Comments

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David Michael Miller

There are at least three ways that we can deal with the reality of Donald Trump and the simmering politics of resentment that elevated him. We can try to ignore it, we can get angry or we can try to understand it. more

Jan 19, 2017 12:43 PM Citizen Dave 3 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Midterm elections usually hurt the president’s party, but even a national Democratic wave does not guarantee the governor’s office. While Dems need rural voters for a victory, the party should not rule out Madison or Milwaukee candidates. more

Jan 12, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Madison is known for its politically active citizenry. So why are so many Common Council members running unopposed? more

Jan 12, 2017 12:00 AM News 1 Comments

Congressman Ron Kind has won no less than 11 elections to represent his rural district in southwest Wisconsin. His family has deep roots in that part of the state. He might be the ideal Democrat to run against Scott Walker. more

Jan 10, 2017 11:11 AM Citizen Dave

Two local attorneys with deep progressive roots face off in the race for Dane County Circuit Court judge. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM News

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David Michael Miller

A new Wisconsin law restricts the ways that people are allowed to register to vote and eliminates a volunteer program that assisted in voter registration. Critics fear the law disenfranchises many voters. more

Jan 5, 2017 12:00 AM News 5 Comments

Russ Feingold and Hillary Clinton won, right? Undeterred by his misfires for 2016, Dave Cieslewicz confidently forecasts the big news of 2017. more

Dec 22, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion

How die-hard fans feel about the Packers or Badgers might help explain how populists feel about their countries. It’s a spirit reflected in the election of Trump and passage of Brexit. more

Dec 13, 2016 10:15 AM Citizen Dave 1 Comments

Wisconsin officials dismiss claims that the state’s election system might have been hacked or manipulated. But they also agree a recount could be valuable in reassuring voters that the system works. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM News 1 Comments

The words “President Trump” evoke fear and loathing in the hearts of many Madisonians. While anxiety and depression are flaring up, some are finding ways to cope. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM , , News 2 Comments

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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

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David Michael Miller

There is a growing liberal consensus on issues of immigration, reproductive rights, climate change and gun safety. But the positions taken by our elected officials depart radically from the consensus. more

Nov 15, 2016 8:00 AM Citizen Dave

Donald Trump sealed his presidential victory by edging out Hillary Clinton by 27,359 votes in Wisconsin. But more than 150,000 people voted for third party candidates here. Were those voters spoilers to Clinton’s election bid? more

Nov 11, 2016 2:00 PM News 1 Comments

Thursday

March 30, 2017

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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608

Friday

March 31, 2017

Saturday

April 1, 2017

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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608

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April 2, 2017

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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608

Monday

April 3, 2017

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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608

Tuesday

April 4, 2017

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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608

Wednesday

April 5, 2017

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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608

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