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Citizen Dave

These days when I go back to the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis I see something that I never saw as a kid: diversity. Read more

Citizen Dave

The shutdown and Trump’s insistence on a wall are both senseless and unnecessary. But the shutdown does remind the public that our government does important things in service to average Americans. Read more

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I’ve had two Shelties, but they were really my wife’s dogs. This time we have a mutt and it’s going to be different. Read more

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Citizen Dave has been busy turning the pages of both new books and classics. What’s his pick for the best book of the last 365 days? Read more

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Next year we can start putting “former” in front of “Governor” when we write about Scott Walker. And there is even more to look forward to. Read more

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For the past few years I’ve worn the family Santa costume and tried to entertain all at the Cieslewicz family Christmas Eve. No longer. I’ve been thanked for my service and sent on my way. Read more

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The young guys who play and risk lifelong injury — at least in football— to generate billions of dollars of revenue are being taken advantage of by older rich guys who sit behind desks and push paper. Read more

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If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed there will be four justices who graduated from Yale Law School and four from Harvard Law School. Ruth Bader Ginsburg went to Columbia Law School, but was at Harvard for undergrad. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Nike might be doing it all for free media attention. Still, Colin Kaepernick is right while Trump, the NFL and the Green Bay Packers are wrong. Read more

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Democrats should feel happy about the outcome of Tuesday’s primary race. A strong blue wave is building. Read more

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Twenty years ago we bought a fix-it-upper. Now it’s time to downsize. Read more

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The Milwaukee Bucks’ new $525 million arena is being built with $250 million state tax dollars. The least the owners could do is name the arena after us. Read more

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David Michael Miller

In time to celebrate Independence Day, here’s a happy scenario for liberals. It starts with taking back both houses of Congress in November. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Given all that is wrong with football, I might have to stop mocking soccer. But I’ll probably just stick with baseball instead. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Outraged by comments from Bill Clinton, liberal Democrats are coming to the defense of Monica Lewinsky, but not Paula Jones or Juanita Broaddrick. It’s a symptom of what’s wrong with the party. Read more

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Gubernatorial candidate Kelda Roys got the most votes in a straw poll at the Democratic Party’s state convention last weekend. But she’s been out of state office for a few years now. In today’s anti-incumbent climate, that should work in her favor. Read more

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Democrats should reward candidates who campaign cheerfully, work hard and answer tough questions that have a right to be asked. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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