Dave Zweifel

Dave Zweifel

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

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
High Court Opened Door to Legalized Bribery
Remember the 2010 State of the Union address when President Obama spoke directly at the Supreme Court justices sitting in the front row and “lectured” them about their Citizens United decision?
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Thursday, November 03, 2011
Health Care Solution is Simple: Single-Payer
The answer to the nation’s health care crisis is staring everyone in the face, yet as a country we continue to refuse to come to grips with it. Late last month, the Wisconsin secretary of health services, Dennis Smith, held hearings to let people sound off about planned cuts to Wisconsin’s BadgerCare and Family Care programs. The state says it needs to reduce health care spending by some $554 million over the next two years, which is likely to leave tens of thousands of Wisconsin low-income citizens without health care coverage once again.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
It’s a Lie That Working Poor Don’t Pay Taxes
In this age of afflicting the poor and comforting the rich — a favorite pastime of the tea partiers and the new Republican Party they’ve helped shape — there’s a popular myth making the rounds on the Internet that nearly half of working Americans don’t pay taxes, and isn’t that an outrage?
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Monday, August 01, 2011
'Real Patriots Pay Their Taxes'
A headline in a recent issue of the Progressive Populist caught my eye: " Real patriots pay their taxes ."
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Corporate Cash Quickly Flows
I was in Minneapolis for a family wedding recently and couldn't help noticing by reading the papers just how big an impact the U.S. Supreme Court decision on corporate cash was having on our neighbors to the west. As you probably recall, the high court said in the Citizens United case that corporations have a free speech right to spend as much as they want on political campaigns.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009
Split Up The Banks! Restore Glass-Steagall
Ten years ago, the Republican-controlled Congress - egged on by that champion deregulator, former Texas Sen. Phil Gramm - passed legislation that arguably did more to plunge the United States into our crippling great recession than anything else: It repealed the Great Depression era's Glass-Steagall Act. Then on Nov. 12, 1999, an acquiescent Democratic president, Bill Clinton, signed the repeal into law.
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Banks Too Big to Fail? Break ’Em Up
The Madison-based Center for Media and Democracy recently gave its first-ever "Golden Throne Award" to the president and CEO of the American Bankers Association, Edward Yingling. Suffice it to say that Yingling wasn't thrilled.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009
GOP Clings to Reagan Myth
The six candidates for the chair of the Republican National Committee who appeared before the National Press Club last week were asked who in their opinion was the best ever Republican president. To a man (a seventh candidate, a woman, wasn't there) they proclaimed it to be Ronald Reagan. Astounding. Ronald Reagan the best Republican president in history?
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