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Column: Issues that matter this election

Personalities matter, but so do issues. This year in particular, amidst a hyper-divisive political environment with an angrier-than-ever-before 24 hour news cycle, it’s the big issues and how candidates up and down the ballot respond to them that will drive voter sentiment and, eventually, behavior.

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Column: Michigan’s comeback took work

No wonder Michigan unemployment hit 14.9 percent by 2009, as families fled the state just to make a living. But the economic carnage really was unnecessary.

Michigan’s turnaround has been one for the books. Let’s keep it going.

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Column: Embrace a freedom agenda

Eliminate the personal income tax. Let’s try this again. The state House this year tried and failed to roll back “temporary” income tax hikes instituted by the state’s most notorious job killer, former Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm. They should try again – and again – until they find a way to keep their promise of income tax relief for Michigan workers. Granholm’s tax hikes need to be permanently blown-away.

Pro-freedom policy changes in recent years have made Michigan better. But it’s renewal requires a lot more relentless positive action. The operative word being action.

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Column: UM’s intolerant environment

Even without active obstruction, limitations on speech rights or fear of bullying and intimidation because of one’s political persuasion can chill expressive activity and result in censorship.

To be clear, free speech is not an absolute defense of all speech. But it does cover speech that might make us uncomfortable, that challenges, that provokes us to consider another view and it certainly covers that which is different.

Posted in Education, Michigan Opinion, Uncategorized
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Column: Campaigns should eschew predators

The problem hasn’t been her staff (Whitmer) — it’s been her own terrible judgment. Why embrace felons and alleged sex predators? Because if she’s going to rescue her failing candidacy, Whitmer personally feels she has to. Of all the indictments of her campaign, that may be the most damning.

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Marriage Round-up:

Legal Ground for state’s claim flimsy 

Democrats defend Bill Schuette’s defense of the Michigan Constitution

Freep curates “key briefs”

Freep:  Why Michigan’s marriage ban is doomed 

A primer on what you need to know,

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Posted in Michigan News, Michigan Opinion


Ouch! @MichCapCon calcs cost of MI Prop 1 @ $525 PER YEAR PER PERSON

Here.   Hefty!  Unless your a 1-percenter union boss…

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Posted in Michigan News, Michigan Opinion


Howes: Stability a missing ingred for MI’s recovery in @DetnewsOpinion

Here.

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Posted in Michigan News, Michigan Opinion


.@Ingrid_Jacques outlines Obamacare’s 5-years epic fail

Here.

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Posted in Michigan Opinion


.@FreepOpinion hyperventilates much ado about nothing (aka the budget process)

Maybe they’ve never followed the machinations, maybe they have a partisan and rigidly idealogical wedge they want to drive… who knows…but it hardly qualifies as serious commentary, here.

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Posted in Education, Michigan News, Michigan Opinion