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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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Dylan Brogan

After hours of behind-the-scenes negotiations, Republicans pass lame duck bills to weaken Governor-elect Tony Evers and Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul. Read more

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Paul Soglin has upset the apple cart in next year’s race for Madison mayor. His opponents say he’s been mayor long enough. Read more

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Chris Taylor threatened with lawsuit over column criticizing ALEC speaker. Read more

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Chelsey DeQuaine

With less than a week to go before the primary election, seven of the eight Democratic gubernatorial candidates met for a forum, hoping to convince undecided voters that they’re the best person to beat Gov. Scott Walker in November. Read more

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The Madison Police Department says it is changing how it tracks records request as a result of a lawsuit brought by Isthmus and the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty. Read more

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Sean Brown graduated from law school in May 2017. He landed a staff attorney position at the state and is now getting a big promotion to administrator of the Division of Trade and Consumer Protection. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Preferential tax rates come and go, but the Fed abides, operating largely in the shadows, helmed by financial elites. It is a more powerful engine of economic inequality than a transitory GOP Congress could possibly be. Read more

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A group of activists is trying to draft Mike McCabe to run against Gov. Scott Walker. Learn more about McCabe, the former executive of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, in a 2016 Isthmus profile. Read more

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Madison police says it won’t use its new drones often. But Ald. Rebecca Kemble wonders why the public and policymakers weren’t told about the new law enforcement tool. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Protests have their place. But for me it’s all about winning elections. Policy is made inside those big white buildings — not outside, on the streets. Read more

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In most cities, the “same 10 people” show up to every local government meeting. The Madison start-up, Polco, is trying to revolutionize public participation by creating an easier way to give constituents a voice on local issues. Read more

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David Michael Miller

​The government can be a dangerous thing. Just ask any African American who lived through Jim Crow. We do not want our government to be the only ones with guns. Read more

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Chris Schmidt became the second alder in two years to resign from the Madison Common Council. Should the city try to reduce council workload? Read more

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