David Michael Miller

7 ways to use the Oscar Mayer space

As a north-sider, I don’t want the grounds of Oscar Mayer plant to mirror Janesville’s GM plant. How about using it as a food production facility, a hotel or an office space? more »

Nov 12, 2015 12:03 PM Madland 2 Comments

Local officials should move quickly to deal with Oscar Mayer plant loss

The empty campus on the city’s north side will be an eyesore and a problem for the neighborhood. Turning this around is more important than redeveloping one block downtown. more »

Nov 5, 2015 11:41 AM Madland 6 Comments

David Michael Miller

Hey, Democrats! Don’t bail out the Republicans’ budget

More summers of orange cones makes voters unhappy. Unhappy voters tend to take it out on the party in power. This should be good news for Democrats. more »

Oct 30, 2015 10:25 AM Madland

Personal favorites from five years of Off the Square

Poking fun at politicians and life in Madison. Someone has to do it. more »

Oct 9, 2015 1:56 PM Madland

David Michael Miller

East Washington is a good location for day shelter

Dane County is purchasing the old Messner Inc site for the facility. It is close to other shelters, jobs and services. more »

Oct 4, 2015 9:00 AM Madland

David Michael Miller

Walker’s campaign failure is a reason to celebrate

True, this isn’t the end of Return of the Jedi when the Emperor falls. This is the end of Star Wars, where the Empire lost the Death Star but was still in control and pissed off. more »

Sep 26, 2015 9:00 AM Madland

David Michael Miller

One-hit Walker

In 2011, Gov. Scott Walker had the political equivalent of a hit song with his Act 10 proposal. But his new anti-labor campaign is just a rehash of his old campaign, and his audience has moved on. more »

Sep 19, 2015 10:00 AM Madland

Memories of being a UW-Madison freshman on 9/11

On that terrible day, Alan Talaga found solace and community in his political science class. more »

Sep 11, 2015 12:00 AM Madland

Bryce Richter/UW-Madison University of Wisconsin-Madison

Scenes from Chancellor’s Convocation

As incoming freshman headed to the Chancellor’s Convocation, they received a copy of “Mercy: a story of Justice and Redemption.” They also got a lot of prodding to look beyond their own concerns to make the world a better place. more »

Sep 2, 2015 4:36 PM Madland

Allied Drive co-op’s potential is exciting

City staff is recommending a $300,000 grant for this project — a much smaller city subsidy than what is being recommended for Judge Doyle Square. more »

Sep 1, 2015 3:04 PM Madland

Breaking down the numbers on Judge Doyle Square

Judge Doyle Square has a big public price tag. What do we get in return? more »

Aug 25, 2015 9:58 AM Madland

The media is the only oversight left in Wisconsin

When Republicans control all three branches of state government, there are no real checks and balances. more »

Aug 13, 2015 3:07 PM Madland

Open records debacle provides an opening against Vos, Fitzgerald in 2018

In baseball, you focus on getting out the batter who is running to first. You ignore the guy who is sliding into home. For Wisconsin Democrats, Scott Walker is the player running for home, while two prominent Republicans are running for first base. more »

Jul 28, 2015 10:39 AM Madland

Wisconsin cops can now pull you over for breaking imaginary laws

A recent Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling means cops can pull you over for anything, or nothing — all they have to do is think you might have committed an infraction. more »

Jul 21, 2015 2:30 PM Madland

Mayor Soglin’s proposed downtown sidewalk cafe fees are too high

Ian’s Pizza currently pays $750 a year for its outdoor dining space. The mayor would like it to pay $8,000 more. more »

Jul 9, 2015 11:30 AM Madland


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