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Ohio seems to be swinging toward the bright light of modernity… let’s hope that it continues

No Republican in modern history has made it to the White House without winning Ohio, and, for that reason, Mitt Romney has been spending a disproportionate amount of time crisscrossing the buckeye state with relevant, of-the-moment cultural icons who can really help him connect with the masses, like super-wealthy golf course designer Jack Nicklaus, and […]

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Putting an “I Support the Troops” magnetic ribbon on your car is one thing, but having wounded vets transported through your neighborhood is quite another

OK, I may well be overreacting, but I just read an article about some Ann Arbor residents who are up in arms over the temporary use of shuttle busses to transport wounded soldiers through their neighborhood, on their way to and from the VA Hospital, and I feel obligated to fan the flames of outrage. […]

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The Republicans are “Going to hurt some people,” and they know it

We all know that the gap between rich and poor in America is growing wider, right? Well, it looks like it might get even worse, if the Democrats aren’t able to turn the debt ceiling debate around. According to reports out today, the new plan being championed by Speaker of the House John Boehner would […]

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Shouldn’t foster kids also have to eat from garbage cans?

Guess what? Michigan is making national headlines again for its innovative Republican solutions to the problems that confront us… This time it’s State Senator Bruce Casswell getting the attention for his exciting “out of the box” thinking. Casswell, if you haven’t heard, is suggesting that foster kids in Michigan only be allowed to purchase secondhand […]

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