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David Michael Miller

Populism on the right or left does not appeal to me. I might no longer qualify as a liberal. I’m a moderate. Read more

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Here are some ideas for your reading list. Add your own faves in the comments section. Read more

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Boris Johnson abandons Brexit, Madison school board hires pragmatic educator, and other stories that won’t actually happen in 2020. Read more

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Glenn Trudel

Former Mayor Joel Skornicka was a no-nonsense, effective leader who was kind and ruled without ego. Read more

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David Michael Miller

WPR’s Derailed podcast shares a lot about what happened to the proposed high-speed rail link between Milwaukee and Madison. But there’s more to the story. Read more

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In an uncertain world it’s nice to know exactly where you’ll be just before sunrise on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Read more

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Senators write wonky plans. Mayors get stuff done. That’s why citizens should consider voting for people who have served as mayors for president. Read more

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Are you with the bark up or bark down crowd? Read more

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Now is the time for centrist Democrats who want to defeat Donald Trump to move on from Joe Biden so that either Amy Klobuchar or Pete Buttigieg have some chance at winning the nomination. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway is proposing a $40 wheel tax on car registrations in order to fund her transit plans and plug holes in her overall budget. Read more

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The opponents of stationing F-35s at Truax have the stronger arguments. Read more

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The UW Athletic Department has hired a sports marketing firm to turn around declining season ticket sales and lower attendance at football games. Read more

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There are a lot of college rankings out these days. But one thing is clear: increasing public investment in our public’s universities would be in everyone’s best interest Read more

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Another football season is underway but one former fan won’t be watching. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

Opinions on “Nails’ Tales” ran from loathing to indifference. But with no political controversy behind the work, the statue didn’t engender a public fight. Read more

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The story of the rookie outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers is about promise turned sour and then redeemed and about experts being proven wrong. And more. Read more

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David Michael Miller

As a presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren offers detailed policy plans. But is that the smart thing to do politically? Read more

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David Michael Miller

The new three-year contract was amended to allow the district to drop an officer in one school after the 2019-2020 school year. It also calls for quarterly reviews of arrests and citations. Read more

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Wisconsin’s roads are a mess and the state badly needs to invest in public transit. But first it needs to find a way to raise tax revenue. A messy work-around concocted by Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee might just do the trick. Read more

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The latest audit shows an organization that is being incompetently managed, if managed at all. Read more

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