The duties of the state treasurer have been systematically eliminated for years. But the treasurer plays an important role in preserving school libraries and public lands. more

Mar 22, 2018 5:00 AM Opinion

In the state Supreme Court race, Michael Screnock has branded his opponent, Rebecca Dallet, as “a liberal activist judge” while claiming he is free of partisan, political or ideological intent. This is, in his case, an audacious falsehood. more

Mar 22, 2018 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 4 Comments

Two well-known attorneys with solid progressive credentials are facing off for a seat on the Dane County Circuit Court. Get to know them before the April 3 election. more

Mar 15, 2018 5:01 AM News 3 Comments

Monona and Verona both have open seats for County Board on April 3. Dylan Brogan gets the what-what from the candidates. more

Mar 15, 2018 5:00 AM News

Two Madison school board seats are up for election, but only one of them is being contested. Incumbent Anna Moffit will be challenged by Gloria Reyes, who is currently a deputy mayor with the city. Mary Burke is running unopposed. more

Mar 1, 2018 5:00 AM News


Steven Leonard

Patty Schachtner was a good choice and now so is Kriss Marion. The Wisconsin Democratic Senate Committee is on a promising, new path, fielding solid candidates who know their districts well. more

Feb 22, 2018 5:00 AM OPINION 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

Charisma is overrated. What about finding a Democratic candidate for governor who respects law over personal agendas and grudges? more

Feb 15, 2018 5:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

The Republican Senate Majority Leader can’t say why he wants the respective administrators of the state Elections Commission and Ethics Commission out of office. Could it be his political donors who are calling the shots? more

Feb 1, 2018 5:00 AM Opinion

Supv. Al Matano faces two challengers in his bid for a tenth term on the Dane County Board. One opponent says there’s enough white guys in government. more

Feb 1, 2018 5:00 AM News 1 Comments

Four people are vying for the District 6 seat on Dane County Board, representing Madison’s liberal east-side neighborhoods. The Feb. 20 primary will narrow the field to two candidates, who will face off on April 3. more

Jan 25, 2018 5:02 AM News


David Michael Miller

There are 11 candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for governor. The races should be tough, but run with eventual unity in mind. more

Nov 22, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion


David Michael Miller

When you have a president with an approval rating below 40 percent, odds are good, even if Republican Paul Ryan wins. more

Oct 26, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion

When it comes to voting, UW-Madison students have regularly reigned Big Ten champs. But UW-Madison’s prospect for holding onto that voting title has been significantly handicapped by the state’s new voter ID law. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM News


From candidate campaign reports

What does it cost to win a seat on the Dane County Circuit Court? For Judge Jill Karofsky, elected in April, it took a $100,000 consultant and self-financing her campaign to the tune of $168,500. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM News


David Michael Miller

Big money is coming out to defeat incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin. Illinois businessman Richard Uihlein is backing Kevin Nicholson in the Republican primary; Beloit businesswoman Diane Hendricks is supporting Leah Vukmir. more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

All of a sudden there are more than a dozen Democrats set to challenge Gov. Scott Walker or thinking about it. That’s a good thing. A contested primary will strengthen the eventual victor. more

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion


David Michael Miller

Former state Sen. Tim Cullen seemed the most serious of the candidates considering a run against Gov. Scott Walker. But the reality of having to beg for money four hours a day was not appealing. more

May 18, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments

Scott Foval admits he screwed up by running his mouth about political dirty tricks to a Project Veritas operative. But he says everything shown in the videos is simply a lie. more

May 18, 2017 5:00 AM News 2 Comments

The governor’s race is just one of the important midterm elections coming up in 2018. Democrats have a shot at picking up some seats, but they need to get on it! more

May 4, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

Republican-backed State Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler ran unopposed, winning a second 10-year term. Given the fury over Trump and the November elections, a liberal challenger would have had a chance. more

Apr 13, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments