Dave Zweifel

Dave Zweifel

Dave Zweifel is editor emeritus of The Madison Capital Times (WI).

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Sunday, April 16, 2017
Trump's Budget Paves a Road I Don't Want to Travel
So is this how Donald Trump is going to make America great again? An America that claims it can't afford to subsidize Meals on Wheels programs for elderly folks who are homebound? An America that doesn't support a public broadcasting and television network that, as one proponent said, treats us...
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Friday, September 26, 2014
Why Do Citizens Vote Against Their Own Best Interests?
It seems that Barack Obama can't win for losing. That was reflected in a New York Times story a few days ago. Reporter Abby Goodnough traveled to Kentucky to check up on the interesting race between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Grimes. McConnell is having a...
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Sunday, July 06, 2014
Corporations 'Citizens'? Then Act Like It
The U.S. Supreme Court this week once again bestowed citizenship on American corporations. A few years back, with the Citizens United decision, the high court declared corporations were essentially people and therefore had First Amendment rights to pump any amount of money they want into election...
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In this 2009 file photo, a model of a high-speed train is seen outside of a press conference where Gov. Jim Doyle announced Wisconsin's partnership with the Spanish train manufacturer Talgo. But after he was elected governor, Scott Walker nixed the plan. (Jeff Schorfheide/State Journal) Views
Sunday, June 08, 2014
Governor Walker's Train Gaffe Costing Wisconsin Big Time
It didn't get a lot of press — two Milwaukee bloggers noted it — but Talgo, the Spain- and U.S.-based train manufacturer, closed its factory on Milwaukee's north side last week and moved the last of its train sets out of town. They will probably be sold to Michigan. The irony is that here was a...
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Sunday, November 17, 2013
Why Taxpayers Shouldn't Fund Private Schools
Reporter Doug Erickson's story in last Sunday's Wisconsin State Journal demonstrated precisely why taxpayer dollars shouldn't be supporting private voucher schools. There's no doubt that the subject of Erickson's piece — Lighthouse Christian School at the corner of Regent Street and Whitney Way — is a great little private school, just like many other religiously affiliated schools throughout our diverse state.
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Saturday, April 13, 2013
The NRA's Lie About Background Checks
One of the most outrageous lies the National Rifle Association and its allies in the media and on the blogosphere constantly promulgate is that universal background checks of gun buyers won’t do any good.
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Saturday, March 23, 2013
Single-Payer Health Care Is Still Right Way To Go
For the 11th straight year, Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers has introduced what he calls the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act to establish a universal, single-payer health care system in the United States similar to what exists in most developed countries throughout the world.
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Sunday, February 24, 2013
Crying Crocodile Tears for Standard & Poor’s
Why do I get this vicarious feeling of delight whenever I read a headline like this: “States could add to S&P exposure.” That’s a Wall Street Journal headline on a story that reported that Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services could face a much higher legal bill than the $5 billion the federal government is seeking because several of the states are now deciding to join the battle against the credit-ratings firm.
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Saturday, January 26, 2013
Don’t Buy Lies About Social Security
Let’s be brutally frank today: The claim by some of those Wall Street money changers and politicians like Wisconsin’s own Paul Ryan and many of his Republican colleagues that Social Security is contributing to the national debt and therefore needs to be “fixed” is nothing more than an outright lie.
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Friday, September 21, 2012
Is GE Part of Romney’s 47 Percent?
I found myself asking earlier this week exactly who Mitt Romney is including in that 47 percent of Americans he says aren’t paying any income taxes and are expecting the government to take care of them.
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