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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. more

Snapshot 2 Comments

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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. 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. 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. more

Opinion 1 Comments

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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. 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? 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. 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. 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. 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 more

Democracy in Crisis

Almost all the Madison-area women I meet through Tinder are politically progressive, like me. But on a recent date I met a Trump supporter and still feel bad about what happened. more

Tell All 5 Comments

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Doug MacDonald

It’s been one year since the self-described “stable genius” Donald Trump was inaugurated. Our friends at alternative weekly newspapers around the country helped put together a playlist of protest songs to mark the occasion. more

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Steve Bannon had a terrible week. And it wasn’t even the worst week in Washington. more

Democracy in Crisis

"The Crown," the PBS drama that follows Queen Elizabeth after the death of her father, explores something alien to our current times: the value not of individuality, but of obligation to a broader community and a national purpose. more

Citizen Dave