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David Michael Miller

Progressives across the country are decrying the free speech policy recently passed by the UW System regents. But they should take note: Disruptive protests help the recruiting efforts of the alt-right. more

Nov 2, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments

Trump is finding it’s not so easy to build his promised wall. But there is one exception: it would be relatively straightforward to build a three-mile wall along a federally owned wildlife refuge. more

Oct 2, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion

Charlie Sykes is dumbfounded by accusations that his opposition to Trump is driven by expediency. While Paul Ryan and Reince Priebus moved into positions of influence, Sykes is out in the cold. “An opportunist goes with the power, not into exile.” more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 6 Comments

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David Michael Miller

What do out-of-staters think of when they are asked what comes to mind when they think of Wisconsin? Cheese. That’s not helping attract well-educated, long-term residents to the workforce. more

Jul 20, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

There is nothing wicked about people gathering among their own. But what happens once they gather should be of concern to us all. more

Jun 22, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion

The city purchased land in the High Point-Raymond neighborhood and constructed a multi-purpose path connecting the Jeffy Trail dead-end to the Ice Age Junction Path. Now the city is intent on destroying that public space over neighborhood opposition. more

May 11, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments

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David Michael Miller

As a libertarian-leaning conservative living on Madison’s isthmus, Michael Cummins is used to being the odd man out. But he thinks his views are sometimes misunderstood, and he’d like to clear up any misconceptions. more

Jan 26, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

It is premature to panic about the loss of civil liberties under President-elect Donald Trump. But vigilance is good. And those concerned should keep an eye on the military — the true, final arbiter of government affairs. more

Dec 15, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion

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David Michael Miller

President Barack Obama has disappointed many by running a tightly controlled administration that is often closed to the press. Journalists expect the same or worse from Hillary Clinton, who is on track to win the presidency. more

Nov 3, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Since the early 2000s, states across the country have been pulling back from the more punitive measures passed in the 1980s and 1990s. Now it’s time for truth in sentencing to also go. more

Oct 6, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion

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David Michael Miller

A Donald Trump ally has gotten a lot of press claiming that the GOP rigged as many as five elections in Wisconsin. But an examination of the analysis finds there’s no smoking gun. more

Aug 22, 2016 2:05 PM Madland 6 Comments

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Joeff Davis

My hopes for the convention were fairly realistic. I wanted to see concerted resistance to Trump, even if it were merely symbolic. If my party was going to lie down before a demagogue, it should let America know that it was doing so grudgingly. more

Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 3 Comments

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Joeff Davis

Ted Cruz stole the headlines on Wednesday night by failing to endorse Trump in his convention speech, which was greeted with boos. His appeal that people vote their “conscience” got two very different reactions. more

Jul 21, 2016 10:00 AM News

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Michael Cummins

Under a heavy police presence, Cleveland is unusually calm. And the #NeverTrump movement quietly expires. more

Jul 20, 2016 11:39 AM News

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Michael Cummins

On the first day of the 2016 GOP convention, our man in Cleveland is denied access to the main event—but finds plenty of action on the banks of the Cuyahoga River, encountering both bikers and Christians for Trump. more

Jul 19, 2016 9:49 AM News

Isthmus columnist Michael Cummins left Madison Sunday for Cleveland. He'll be sending daily dispatches from the convention. Check Isthmus.com daily for updates. more

Jul 17, 2016 9:00 AM News

The “raw” wage gap ratio between men and women is about 77 cents to the dollar. But that is an aggregate statistic, comparing all female full-time workers to all male full-time workers. It does not even account for variations in profession. more

Jun 9, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

A Donald Trump presidency could threaten our country and the Republican party. Those Republican leaders who seek to appease Trump are hurtling our party toward its ruin. more

May 26, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion

​Polls show that a majority of Americans want a third major party. Yet we continue to vote for candidates from the two major parties we’re not crazy about because we are more motivated by who we do not want to see in office. more

May 5, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments

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David Michael Miller

​The standard “left vs. right” media narrative obscures just how much anti-establishment types from both sides of the political spectrum have in common these days. more

Mar 31, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments