Dave Cieslewicz

Recent Articles

Op Ed: Vos Misreads Me
Op Ed

Vos Misreads Me

He takes my critique of Evers’ strategy as a sign of unrest among Democrats. Wrong.

Op Ed: Democrats Should Be Tough on Crime
Op Ed

Democrats Should Be Tough on Crime

It’s not a winning message to say crime is justified by poverty.

Op Ed: Democrats Need Alternative to Evers
Op Ed

Democrats Need Alternative to Evers

His lack of imagination, lack of courage, lack of strategic thinking is just stunning.

Op Ed: Pretty Sure It’s Corrupt
Op Ed

Pretty Sure It’s Corrupt

Initials of Public Service Commission have a second meaning: possible misconduct by Mike Huebsch.

Op Ed: The Hard Left Is Afraid of Ideas
Op Ed

The Hard Left Is Afraid of Ideas

Demand that Mike Pence’s book not be published the latest of many such examples.

Op Ed: Paul Ryan Displays Courage
Op Ed

Paul Ryan Displays Courage

Warns against fealty to Trump, whose backers are already attacking Ryan.

Op Ed: Will Pandemic Make Us Less Partisan?
Op Ed

Will Pandemic Make Us Less Partisan?

Migration of urban Democrats to less dense areas could turn them purple.

Op Ed: Liz Cheney’s Profile In Courage
Op Ed

Liz Cheney’s Profile In Courage

For her sign of telling the truth, she may lose her leadership post and her reelection.

Op Ed: Let’s Make It ‘Hank Aaron Field’
Op Ed

Let’s Make It ‘Hank Aaron Field’

The Brewers should name their playing field to honor a great player and longtime Milwaukee hero.

Op Ed: Gun Owners for Gun Control
Op Ed

Gun Owners for Gun Control

72% of NRA members support expanded background checks.

Op Ed: Will Democrats Lose the Hispanic Vote?
Op Ed

Will Democrats Lose the Hispanic Vote?

Danger signs for a party in the 2020 election results.

Op Ed: Make the Filibuster More Painful
Op Ed

Make the Filibuster More Painful

If Senate Democrats won’t end it, they could at least make it harder to do.

Op Ed: Not Another Rich Guy for Senator
Op Ed

Not Another Rich Guy for Senator

Alex Lasry’s sole qualification is his money. Oh, and he worked for Goldman Sachs.

Op Ed: How Jim Clyburn Saved America
Op Ed

How Jim Clyburn Saved America

His choice of Joe Biden was decisive and may have been the only Democrat who could beat Trump.

Biking: Autonomous Cars Challenged by Bicyclists
Biking

Autonomous Cars Challenged by Bicyclists

But the technology could heighten safety, if state takes rights steps.

Biking: Motorist Who Kills Bicyclist Is Prosecuted
Biking

Motorist Who Kills Bicyclist Is Prosecuted

But Dane County jury finds driver not guilty of negligent homicide.

Biking: Roads Getting Worse With No Solution
Biking

Roads Getting Worse With No Solution

Bad for bikers as well as cars; does Walker have any solution?

Biking: New Law on Electric Bikes Proposed
Biking

New Law on Electric Bikes Proposed

Current state law treats them the same as motor bikes.

Biking: Walker Signs Vulnerable User Bill
Biking

Walker Signs Vulnerable User Bill

Increases penalties for careless drivers who kill or injure bicyclists, pedestrians.

Biking: Bike Commuter Tax Break Threatened
Biking

Bike Commuter Tax Break Threatened

Senate version of tax plan ends $20 per month benefit for those biking to work.

Biking: Make Your Voice Heard on Biking
Biking

Make Your Voice Heard on Biking

State DNR holding meetings on outdoor Recreations Opportunity planning, wants citizen input.

Biking: State’s Recreational Future Being Planned
Biking

State’s Recreational Future Being Planned

More motorized recreation pushed for; what about biking and walking trails?

Biking: Budget Prevents Local Recreational Trails
Biking

Budget Prevents Local Recreational Trails

No land condemnation allowed to create recreational, bicycle, pedestrian trails.

Biking: State Budget Is Good, Bad for Biking
Biking

State Budget Is Good, Bad for Biking

Includes a last minute, anonymous proposal hostile to cyclists, pedestrians.

Biking: Foxconn, Biking and State Roads
Biking

Foxconn, Biking and State Roads

$3 billion spent on transportation would create more jobs, fix all roads, add bike lanes.

Biking: Walker Ignores Biking on State Committee
Biking

Walker Ignores Biking on State Committee

No biking, pedestrian representatives on autonomous vehicles committee.

Biking: Oregon Passes Bike Tax
Biking

Oregon Passes Bike Tax

$15 on purchase of new bike. Will Wisconsin follow suit?

Biking: Vulnerable User Bill Moves Forward
Biking

Vulnerable User Bill Moves Forward

Includes tougher sanctions against motorists who hit bicyclists, pedestrians.

Biking: Blaming the Biking Victim
Biking

Blaming the Biking Victim

Driver kills biker on shoulder of road, driver’s attorney tries to blame the cyclist.

Biking: Lobby Day on the Way
Biking

Lobby Day on the Way

On April 13th advocates will lobby legislators for pro-biking measures.

Biking: Tax Cyclists for Road Upgrades?
Biking

Tax Cyclists for Road Upgrades?

Bike registration fees could be used for transportation infrastructure.

Biking: More Biking Fights Climate Change
Biking

More Biking Fights Climate Change

3% increase would save 33 million tons of carbon dioxide per year.

Biking: Good Budget for Bikes?
Biking

Good Budget for Bikes?

Walker budget hikes local roads funding by 25%. But legislators may change it.

Biking: Breaking Up DNR Could Harm Biking
Biking

Breaking Up DNR Could Harm Biking

Biking issues would be split between two agencies, with more layers of bureaucracy.

Biking: How Will Trump Handle Transportation?
Biking

How Will Trump Handle Transportation?

Elaine Chao will be key. Federal infrastructure dollars might help fund state’s local roads.

Biking: New Bike Fees, Taxes Coming?
Biking

New Bike Fees, Taxes Coming?

Increased fees for bikers using state parks and other hikes could be proposed.

Biking: Why Mark Gottlieb Will Be Missed
Biking

Why Mark Gottlieb Will Be Missed

DOT Secretary sought to fix all the state’s transportation needs. Maybe that’s why he’s gone.

Biking: Bikers Brings Benefits for Motorists
Biking

Bikers Brings Benefits for Motorists

Studies show more biking and bike-friendly policies reduce auto traffic, accidents.

Biking: Budget Talks Focus on Transportation
Biking

Budget Talks Focus on Transportation

So what about biking, part of industry that adds $1.5 billion to Wisconsin economy?

1200 Bikers Ride to Support Chris Kegel

1200 Bikers Ride to Support Chris Kegel

Trek-sponsored event salutes Wheel & Sprocket owner who has cancer.

Kenosha or Bust!

Kenosha or Bust!

Scenes from the second annual Ride Across Wisconsin, from Dubuque to Kenosha.

Op-Ed: Cars Do NOT Own the Road
Op-Ed

Cars Do NOT Own the Road

Hit-and-run driver kills bicyclist in Dane County. TV reporter asks why bicyclist was on the road.