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David Michael Miller

There are plenty of things Wisconsin could do to reduce alcohol-related traffic fatalities. But lowering the BAC limit to .05 would be among the more effective Read more

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David Michael Miller

Some 100,000 American are waiting for a new kidney at any given time. Ten to 20 die each day while waiting Read more

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David Michael Miller

In 2005 Leah Vukmir, Sheila Harsdorf and Robin Vos backed a law that prohibits the use of eminent domain to transfer a privately-owned property to a corporation. But now they are silent on Foxconn's land grab in Mount Pleasant. Read more

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David Michael Miller

The Supreme Court legalized first-trimester abortions in its 1973 decision, Roe V. Wade. The decision is a bad piece of constitutional jurisprudence. Read more

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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. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Fatal opioid overdoses are on the rise in Dane County. It’s time to legalize cannabis and opioid use and treat drug abuse as the public health problem it is. Read more

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David Michael Miller

The Republican Assembly speaker’s travel scandals are only the latest in a long line of abominations. Robin Vos is unfit to be a government leader. Read more

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David Michael Miller

I’m quite liberal on social issues. I am completely comfortable with terms like intersectionality and cisgender. Lately, however, I have heard a few things from fellow social liberals that I am not so comfortable with. Read more

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Michael Cummins

Meet the Press host Chuck Todd turns to Wisconsin for an example of polarized citizens who don’t yell at each other. Read more

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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. Read more

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Reach Out Wisconsin brings together political opposites. The meetings are not about compromising ideals or values, or even about finding common ground. They are about maintaining social cohesion despite differences. 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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Black English is, in fact, as rule-bound and systematic a dialect as standard English. It is in many ways superior to the language we were taught in school. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Progressives across the country are decrying the free speech policy recently passed by the UW System regents. But they should take note: Disruptive protests help the recruiting efforts of the alt-right. Read more

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Trump is finding it’s not so easy to build his promised wall. But there is one exception: it would be relatively straightforward to build a three-mile wall along a federally owned wildlife refuge. Read more

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Charlie Sykes is dumbfounded by accusations that his opposition to Trump is driven by expediency. While Paul Ryan and Reince Priebus moved into positions of influence, Sykes is out in the cold. “An opportunist goes with the power, not into exile.” Read more

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David Michael Miller

What do out-of-staters think of when they are asked what comes to mind when they think of Wisconsin? Cheese. That’s not helping attract well-educated, long-term residents to the workforce. Read more

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David Michael Miller

There is nothing wicked about people gathering among their own. But what happens once they gather should be of concern to us all. Read more

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The city purchased land in the High Point-Raymond neighborhood and constructed a multi-purpose path connecting the Jeffy Trail dead-end to the Ice Age Junction Path. Now the city is intent on destroying that public space over neighborhood opposition. Read more

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David Michael Miller

As a libertarian-leaning conservative living on Madison’s isthmus, Michael Cummins is used to being the odd man out. But he thinks his views are sometimes misunderstood, and he’d like to clear up any misconceptions. Read more

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    Michael Cummins

    The longest running TV show in history, Meet the Press, taped part of its March 25 episode at the Memorial Union.

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    Michael Cummins

    Local GOP chair Scott Grabins wants party unity.

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    Michael Cummins

    Our man in Cleveland found his party’s convention at times “nauseatingly surreal.”

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    Michael Cummins

    State Sen. Duey Stroebel, who headed Ted Cruz’s primary campaign in Wisconsin, says "No one man is bigger than the party."

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    Michael Cummins

    Ted Cruz speaks at a rally in Ohio Wednesday afternoon, hours before he spoke to the RNC and pointedly did not endorse Donald Trump.

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    Michael Cummins

    Scott Grabins, chair of the Republican Party of Dane County, says of the convention's flashiness that “production values are important.”