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Citizen Dave: The Madison Common Council should override mayor's veto of Longfellow development

Let's say you've got a procedure scheduled at Meriter Hospital on South Park Street. You're a little nervous and the last thing you want to do is find a parking stall before you navigate your way through the hospital to your appointment. >More
 Citizen Dave: My new job at the Wisconsin Bike Fed

A week after we graduated from Thomas More High School in Milwaukee, my friends Mike Maierle, Mark Muldoon and I boarded an Amtrak train from Milwaukee to La Crosse. When the train arrived at the Mississippi River that hot summer afternoon, we unboxed the bicycles we had loaded upon departure, reassembled them, and started peddling for home. >More
 Citizen Dave: Pope Francis gives us some hope for better days

There's a lot of bad news in the world right now. Syria, government shut downs, flu season on the way, the Packers. You don't usually look to the Catholic Church to be the bright spot in your day. >More
 Citizen Dave: Fortitude and discretion in the wrong mix

Sometimes politics is about the right mix of fortitude and discretion. Right now, each party is giving us a lesson in how to get it wrong. >More
 Citizen Dave: Calvin gets a new neighbor

A few weeks ago, our dog Calvin got a new next-door neighbor, a mixed breed puppy name of Mickie. Calvin is eleven and going strong. His attitude toward Mickie can be interpreted, I think, as stoic contempt. >More
 Citizen Dave: Bike helmets are only part of the safety answer

In this week's Isthmus, Erik Ness has written a fascinating piece on the great bike helmet controversy. It's well worth reading. I'm a helmet agnostic myself. >More
 Citizen Dave: Forced to watch the Brewers

Okay, so this qualifies as a "First World problem." Dianne received a gift certificate for Brewers' tickets back in January. This seemed like a really great gift at the time. >More
 Citizen Dave: Can the Cap Times ever escape its past?

The Capital Times' latest marketing campaign is to proclaim that they "get Madison." It seems to me that the better question is, do Madisonians get the Cap Times? >More
 Citizen Dave: I am not jejune!

Given my recent public job and current blogging here, I've become used to criticism. But the other day I was called "jejune" on Twitter. It was in regard to my argument in support of air strikes on Syria, but the context is less interesting than the word. >More
 Citizen Dave: Obama's good deeds do not go unpunished

These days, President Obama must be feeling the full weight of the ironic saying that "no good deed goes unpunished." In recent weeks, Obama has committed two very good deeds for which he is being severely chastised. >More
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