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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.

Posted in Elections, Michigan Opinion
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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

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Posted in Michigan News, Michigan Opinion


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

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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


.@DetnewsOpinion writer revisits Lincoln’s legacy

The legacy of Lincoln is much more complex than the pop-survey most have absorbed…his Constitutional abuses are only compounding by his rather cynical manipulation of other issues, fabled stories notwithstanding. The piece here.

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Posted in Michigan Opinion


.@nolanfinleyDN notes the odd fellows opposing energy status-quo in MI

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Posted in Michigan Opinion


.@BraunKen takes on the health puritans of big gov’t

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Posted in Michigan Opinion