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Thursday, January 29, 2015 |  Madison, WI: 27.0° F  Overcast
The Daily

CITIZEN DAVE

Citizen Dave: Packers and climate change? I am happy in my denial

When someone so much as brings up the topic of football, I cut them off, change the subject or, if necessary, leave the room. Global climate change can be ignored in the same way, or so the U.S. Senate would have us believe. >More
 Citizen Dave: Let's talk about death

When patients in La Crosse started to think about end-of-life issues, costs dropped to half the national average, yet life expectancy is longer: "They want to end their stories on their own terms." >More
 Citizen Dave: Airlines want you to be miserable

The economics of airline service fees is that we won't pay for them unless the basic service is miserable. So the airlines have created an actual incentive to provide a bad experience, so more of their customers will opt for "special" treatment. >More
 Citizen Dave: In defense of Mike Tate

Last November was a national Democratic disaster of almost epic proportions, and there was nothing one state's party chair could do about it. >More
 Citizen Dave: Suicide is the real story about guns

Contrary to the narrative of the National Rifle Association, a murder-suicide in Montfort, Wisconsin, represents the typical use of a gun in a death. >More
 Citizen Dave: Why is air travel so bad?

Look, I am not a complainer. I am not a difficult person. In fact, as a rule I'm a pretty happy consumer. I think most products and services have improved in the last couple of decades. >More
 Citizen Dave: Let's get Madison's 2015 mayoral candidates talking

Who to vote for mayor of Madison will be the most important -- and exciting -- civic decision of the next four years. In case you missed it, there's an election for that position coming up on April 7, with a primary only a few weeks away on February 17. >More
 Citizen Dave: Charlie Hebdo and Madison

In reflecting on yesterday's massacre at the headquarters of the French satirical periodical Charlie Hebdo, a few things come to mind with regards to life in Madison. >More
 Citizen Dave: We must repeal concealed carry

As I've stated regularly over the last few years -- as a hunter who owns guns -- I believe that carrying around a loaded firearm in public is simply insane. >More
 Citizen Dave: As you enjoy the bowl games, think of the players

Okay, so it wasn't the most eloquent statement ever, but it was accurate. "Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS." >More
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