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Cults and Corporations: in our schools, and brainwashing our kids

Children, by their very nature, are stupid and easy to manipulate… which is why, over the years, we’ve seen corporations so aggressively pushing to increase their presence in our schools. It’s just good business. If you’re a company selling something like soda, it makes a lot more sense to target impressionable young kids with your […]

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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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No Rubbers at Domino’s Farms: Tom Monaghan granted another temporary injunction against Obamacare contraception mandate by Judge Lawrence Zaktoff

Finding common cause with the freedom fighters of the adult film industry, Domino’s Pizza founder Tom Monaghan won a big legal victory late last week, ensuring, at least for the time being, that he’d be able to keep his Michigan workplace condom-free. On Thursday afternoon, U.S. District Judge Lawrence Zatkoff ruled in Tom Monaghan’s favor, […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Becca Keating

Becca Keating, the former Director of Development at the Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF), has spent the past several days driving across the country with the intention of transforming herself into an Angeleno. Following is our exit interview, conducted as she adjusted to life in a world with sunshine. MARK: Let’s start with where you’re […]

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The making of a Shirley Hemphill

I have no idea how accurate my memory is, but, about 25 years ago, while flipping through television stations late one night, I happened across one of Shirley Hemphill’s comedy routines. Shirley Hemphill, for those of you who don’t recognize the name, is probably best known for her portrayal of Shirley Wilson, the short-tempered but […]

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