Dave Zweifel

Dave Zweifel

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

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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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Sunday, August 26, 2012
Bankers' Profits Soar on Backs of Home Buyers
Don't you just love the bankers? The worse things get, the more money they make. We're going through a period where interest rates on mortgages are at all-time low, which is good news for folks who are in a position to buy a home, but it turns out to be even better news for the big banks making most of those loans.
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Friday, March 09, 2012
Usual Suspects Are Beating Drum for Ill-Advised Attack on Iran
It’s hard to believe, especially after the tragic decision to invade Iraq over nonexistent weapons of mass destruction, that the Republican candidates for president and even the Republican candidates for Wisconsin’s soon-to-be-vacant U.S.
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Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Tea Party Paranoia Shouldn’t Be Ignored
People regularly send emails and letters telling me that I don’t understand the folks who call themselves members of some or another affiliate of the so-called tea party.
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Monday, February 27, 2012
More GOP Hypocrisy — This Time on Contraception
In this day and age of dysfunctional politics, Americans don’t expect anything but hypocrisy from their elected officials. But, just for the record, here’s another example of political double talk that’s sweeping the nation.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Sad Email Underscores How GOP Divides Us
My recent column suggesting that it’s time we stop demonizing public workers in Wisconsin generated a huge response from around the state. Many thanked me for writing it, others suggested I take a long walk off a short pier. One response, in particular, caught my attention. It came from a farm woman I’ll just refer to as Brenda and it expresses the frustration she feels about her and her family’s predicament, all of which doesn’t make her feel kindly about folks who work in public jobs. Here is what she said:
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Friday, January 27, 2012
What Citizens Can Do to Fight Citizens United
One of the most asked questions in my email inbox is what can the people do to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” decision that declared corporations people and opened the floodgates to unlimited campaign spending.
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