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Pruitt names high school graduate Cathy Stepp to head the EPA’s Great Lakes Region, where she’ll be responsible for 85% of our nation’s fresh water reserves

Kakistocracy is defined as “a system of government which is run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens.” Above is a photo of Cathy Stepp. Until deciding to run for elected office in Wisconsin back in the early 2000s, she ran a residential construction company with her husband. She has no scientific credentials. […]

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How you can stop Nestlé from taking our water

At about this time last year, we had a conversation here about Nestlé’s aggressive push to extract, bottle and sell Michigan’s fresh water. Well, as you may have heard, the Swiss company now has plans to nearly double the amount of groundwater they’re taking to 210 million gallons a year, and, as you might expect, […]

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Iggy and the Wolves

I don’t know that any hunters will be dissuaded by his argument, but America’s foremost authority on shirtless wildlife management, Iggy Pop, has finally weighed in on Michigan’s controversial wolf hunt. Here’s his letter to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. [If you can’t read his letter, a larger version can be found here.] Speaking of our […]

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Blogbaby episode three: Kristin Schrader

[While I’m busy scrubbing poop from diapers and other articles of clothing, several friends have been kind enough to provide content for this site, through a program we’re calling Blogbaby. Today’s contribution comes from my friend Kristin.] Little Arlo, you are a delicious little person and an eight pound bundle of potential. I don’t want […]

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On strippers, b-school and alternative fuel vehicles

Skip This Section: Unless You’re Interested in Alternative Fuels and High-Tech Business Startups I just went out and had dinner with a guy who used to work for me. He took me out to dinner and expensed it to his new employer. He’s got a good job with a consulting firm in California. He’s a […]

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