Donald Trump


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

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

There are many eerie parallels between the life of Joseph McCarthy and Donald Trump in the upcoming PBS series, “McCarthy.” But Bill Lueders says the documentary missed an opportunity to point them out. Read more

TV & Video

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

Citizen Dave


David Michael Miller

Wisconsin could be the “tipping point” state for 2020, just as it was in 2016. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

Wisconsin Republicans once put up a good fight to keep Donald Trump off the 2016 GOP ticket. Now that he’s president, some conservatives fear the state GOP is starting to look more and more Trumpian. Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories 3 Comments


Laura Zastrow

Three years ago, President Donald Trump suggested a “Muslim registry.” Masood Akhtar responded with the organization, We Are Many United Against Hate, to promote tolerance and preserve the country he idolized as a boy. Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories

Trump spoke to reporters’ children at the White House during “Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day.” “I like you much more than your parents,” he told them. Read more

Tell All


David Michael Miller

We need to keep our eyes on the prize and that prize is a new president in January 2021. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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

News 1 Comments

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

Snapshot 2 Comments


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