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David Michael Miller

Clearly Foxconn was banking on former Gov. Scott Walker to stay in office and make sure it received its unneeded government payout even if it doesn’t meet all the targets. Read more

Opinion 4 Comments

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

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

Joseph Britt spent decades as a loyal assistant to Republican leaders, including U.S. Sen. Bob Kasten and state Assembly leader, David Prosser. But today he sees the GOP as a “party that rejects responsibility.” Read more

News

I bought a boat from a crusty engaged business owner who gave me a break on the price. He was also a proud Trump voter. Read more

Citizen Dave 7 Comments

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David Michael Miller

The meeting this week in Helsinki between Presidents Trump and Putin overshadowed a lower-level U.S./Russia meeting held a couple of weeks earlier. The earlier meeting may prove as important as the Helsinki summit. Read more

Opinion 3 Comments

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David Michael Miller

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan wants to abolish the federal immigration agency, ICE. He says it can’t be fixed. But Pocan’s proposal is a political misstep and lets the real culprit off the hook. Read more

Citizen Dave 6 Comments

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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

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

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Felicia Clark

On a scorching Saturday in Madison, a couple marries at the state Capitol. Around the bend, a rally protesting the Trump administration’s policy that has separated children from their parents was taking place. The irony was surreal. Read more

Opinion

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David Michael Miller

Two years ago I needed to check out from Donald Trump. I took a break from social media, and have never gone back. You might want to consider doing the same. Read more

Opinion

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan says he never thought his opinion of President Donald Trump could be any lower. Then he toured the detention centers where immigrant children have been taken away from their parents and held in cages. Read more

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Stormy Daniels received a hero’s welcome during her visit to Silk Exotic in Middleton. She even autographed a pocket-sized U.S. Constitution for staff writer Dylan Brogan. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Sen. Ron Johnson’s number one issue has been the national debt. That is, until Trump was elected president. Johnson voted for the Trump tax plan, projected to create the biggest national deficit in at least three generations. Read more

Opinion

I’ve been really uncomfortable with the narrative that the alt-right is on the wane. Lower visibility doesn’t mean their ideas are any less attractive to a certain portion of America than they were right after Trump's election. Read more

Democracy in Crisis

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David Michael Miller

President Trump has met Kim Jong Un’s childish rhetorical provocations with childish rhetorical provocations of his own. It appears to be working. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Trump and Stormy can use pseudonyms to protect privacy. So can cops. But when activists do it, they’re prosecuted. Read more

Democracy in Crisis

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Time Magazine

Trump floats the idea of the death penalty for drug dealers. But what about when its big pharmaceutical companies that are the dealers? Read more

Democracy in Crisis

It makes cosmic sense that a movie where the hero proudly punches someone square in the dick would be Trump’s favorite. Read more

Democracy in Crisis

When popular culture starts to mimic Trump, declaring “both sides” are bad, it adds another dangerous layer to our already-toxic political discourse about violence, race, and law. Read more

Democracy in Crisis

Ultimately, The Memo was a dud — but it does highlight this weird moment where the right is attacking law enforcement agencies and the left is valorizing them. Read more

Democracy in Crisis

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Anson Stevens Bollen

The U.S. Attorney’s Office dropped charges against 129 J20 defendants last week — but continues to prosecute journalists and others who have spoken to the press Read more

Democracy in Crisis