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. more

Feb 16, 2018 5:23 PM News 3 Comments


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. more

Jan 4, 2018 5:00 AM Opinion

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. more

May 4, 2017 3:20 PM News 2 Comments

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. more

Apr 14, 2017 4:10 PM News 2 Comments


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. more

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments


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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. more

Oct 20, 2016 5:00 AM News


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. more

Jan 21, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments

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

Jan 7, 2016 3:45 PM News