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Inside Ann Arbor’s Workantile coworking community

118 South Main Street in Ann Arbor is home to a coworking community known as Workantile. Over the last several years, I’ve probably scratched out notes to myself half a dozen times, reminding me that I needed to hunt down the folks in charge and interview them for the site. Well, a few days ago, […]

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A vast majority of Americans want to repeal the Bush tax cuts, raise taxes on millionaires to cover the deficit, cut subsidies for oil companies, and preserve collective bargaining rights

The results of a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll were released yesterday. They showed, among other things, that a vast majority of Americans would prefer to raise taxes on the wealthy rather than cut social services. Here’s MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow discussing the results.

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Republicans who claim to be deficit-conscious vote to hand-over billions in tax-payer dollars to profitable oil companies

Remember how, not too long ago, we were talking about the fact that we could save $39 billion by cutting our federal subsidies to the already highly-profitable oil and gas industry? Well, it looks as though we’ll have to find those savings somewhere else – like with cuts in teacher pay – because the Republicans […]

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Cutting fossil fuel subsidies could save the U.S. $39 billion

It’s bad enough that our American oil and gas companies – who, by the way, have been earning record profits for their shareholders these past several years – pay next to nothing in federal income tax. That alone, even without taking into consideration the environmental damage perpetrated by these companies, should be making people outraged. […]

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It’s time to peel off the Obama decals and set the lobbyists on fire

According to Reuters today, Obama is urging “a new spirt of compromise on healthcare.” What might that mean, you wonder. Well, Senator Jay Rockefeller seems to think it means big payoffs to the healthcare industry, in exchange for a hollow legislative victory. He estimates that, in the current draft of the healthcare reform bill being […]

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