The Foxconn deal isn't done yet. Will the Badgers learn from an allegorical tale? more

Aug 7, 2017 2:37 PM Madland


David Michael Miller

Parisi is out, but Milwaukee businessman and Democrat Andy Gronik is pondering a challenge to Gov. Scott Walker. He has no experience, but he’s rich. So he must be qualified. more

Apr 26, 2017 5:00 AM Madland 3 Comments

West Bend native Dan Backhaus invites any Wisconsin Trump voter to visit him in Queens. The DIY exchange program was inspired by this weekend’s anti-Muslim ban protests. more

Jan 30, 2017 4:31 PM Madland 1 Comments

It’s depressing to learn that a white supremacist who was convicted of arson attacks on black churches is now a UW-Madison student. But changing the university’s admissions policies will only hurt those who genuinely deserve a second chance. more

Jan 27, 2017 3:43 PM Madland


Carolyn Fath

There are more food carts in Madison than ever before, but city regulations are restricting innovation and healthy growth. There are three things the city needs to do to move forward. more

Nov 25, 2016 9:00 AM Madland 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

The next four years will not be okay for progressives. And the emotional toll will be even greater than the legislative ones. But Republicans will likely overreach. And that bodes well for 2018. more

Nov 10, 2016 12:28 PM Madland 9 Comments


David Michael Miller

The announcement that Bob Dylan is the recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature is music to the ears of longtime fan Stu Levitan. more

Oct 14, 2016 6:00 PM Madland


David Michael Miller

Karen McKim is running a spirited campaign for Dane County clerk. Unfortunately, she’s pinning her campaign on a single issue. more

Oct 11, 2016 8:00 AM Madland 5 Comments


David Michael Miller

With the permanent closure of Planned Parenthood's abortion clinic in Appleton, the only state clinics are in Madison and Milwaukee. One program aims to help those traveling from afar for these services. more

Aug 25, 2016 3:15 PM Madland


David Michael Miller

A Donald Trump ally has gotten a lot of press claiming that the GOP rigged as many as five elections in Wisconsin. But an examination of the analysis finds there’s no smoking gun. more

Aug 22, 2016 2:05 PM Madland 6 Comments

While the electorate isn’t too happy about freezing funds for transportation or K-12 schools, the UW System tuition freeze remains popular. A future Democratic gubernatorial candidate could capitalize on this. more

Aug 16, 2016 9:00 AM Madland 1 Comments

A new feasibility report proposes installing a network in Madison that would allow every home and business in the city access to ultra-fast broadband. That would be a major improvement over current broadband options. more

Aug 12, 2016 9:00 AM Madland 2 Comments

With a drama-filled race for president, the Aug. 9 Wisconsin primary seems like an afterthought. But there are important races on the ballot. more

Aug 5, 2016 2:00 PM Madland


David Michael Miller

Gov. Walker’s “no new taxes” pledge is destroying our transportation system. Robbing Peter to pay Paul is not a sustainable fiscal plan. more

Jun 7, 2016 2:00 PM Madland 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

If you think working for a living is hard, you should try earning tenure at a major research university. Alan Talaga argues that so few tenured faculty get canned because they’ve spent years proving themselves worthy for the job. more

May 28, 2016 11:30 AM Madland 1 Comments


Carolyn Fath

A veteran poll worker tells a federal court that Wisconsin’s new voter ID requirement gives her less confidence in the state’s election system. more

May 25, 2016 11:14 AM Madland 1 Comments

Rep. Gordon Hintz criticized Jimmy Anderson’s challenge of Rep. Robb Kahl (D-Monona), arguing that primaries distract the Democratic Party from winning back Republican seats. But primaries could strengthen the party. more

Apr 27, 2016 10:56 AM Madland


Jeff Miller/UW-Madison

Police Chief Mike Koval wants Mifflin Street to go away. But the city and UW-Madison did little to find an alternative to the block party when they had a chance. more

Apr 26, 2016 2:25 PM Madland


David Michael Miller

In Milwaukee County, Justice Rebecca Bradley got almost 120,000 votes, even though fewer than 106,000 county residents voted for Republicans. 14,000 people! This number absolutely confounds me. more

Apr 7, 2016 4:15 PM Madland 18 Comments


Gage Skidmore Photo

Voter ID prevented an older woman with medical issues from voting on Election Day with an expired ID. Probably all six poll workers knew her well but they had to follow the new law. Good job, Scott Walker. more

Apr 7, 2016 11:26 AM Madland 3 Comments