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Hypocrisy Watch: Family values State Rep Todd Courser caught cheating on wife with fellow Tea Partier

Yesterday the Detroit News released audio of State Representative Todd Courser, one of the most conservative members of the Michigan legislature, talking with a young aide about a plan he’d concocted to deflect attention away from an affair that he was convinced would soon become public knowledge. Courser, you see, had apparently gotten himself involved […]

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The lesson of today’s Hobby Lobby decision: A corporation’s right to religious freedom trumps your right to reproductive health care

“The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield,” Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote today in her vociferous dissent following the high court’s 5-4 decision to allow certain employers the right not to provide coverage for medical procedures and medications that run contrary to their stated religious beliefs. The case in question was […]

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Zingerman’s founder Paul Saginaw on his time with Obama, the importance of raising the minimum wage, and why business owners should invest in their employees instead of their lobbyists

Early last winter, when the National Restaurant Association issued a formal statement about how raising the minimum wage would kill their industry, Paul Saginaw, one of the co-founders of Ann Arbor’s iconic Zingerman’s Deli, felt compelled to respond, and argue in favor of raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25. “We would be irresponsible employers […]

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Two headlines reinforce the need to watch those who are watching the rest of us

I’m not terribly surprised to read either of these stories, but I found it interesting that both broke on the same day. [References: story one, story two]

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“Legfest”… a benefit to preserve the legs of Patrick Elkins… October 11 at Woodruffs

Remember how, a few weeks ago, I told you that some friends and I were exploring ways to help densely bearded local troubadour Patrick Elkins pay the almost $10,000 in medical bills that he’d amassed over the past year, as a result of his ongoing battle with Deep Vein Thrombosis? Well, phase-one of our plan […]

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