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I’d like to live in a world where Obama could have stared right into Romney’s eyes, channeled a little Samuel L. Jackson, and said “Fuck coal.”

I know I should be writing about Romney’s ridiculous response to the “equal work for equal pay” question, where he essentially said that he didn’t need to pass legislation protecting women’s rights in the American workplace because he hired a bunch of women (or a “folder full” if you will) when he was a Governor, […]

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On the optimism and pity of the non-Americans passing us by

My friend Pete and I eat lunch together a few times a month. Pete, who’s an academic, tells me of his travels to fascinating places like Malawi and Sweden, where he’s either conducting field research on the spread of parasitic diseases, or sharing his findings with leaders in the field of world health, and I […]

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The return of America’s cities…. except Detroit

The Census Bureau released new figures today, and they contain some good news. Apparently, after years of decline, people are reentering America’s older cities. It only stands to reason that, as fuel prices rise, people would congregate in cities – especially cities with decent mass transportation, infrastructure and access to jobs. Unfortunately, however, it doesn’t […]

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Advanced wind turbine company looking to launch in Michigan

I don’t know where the right fit is – whether it’s something more suitable to the Water Street development, the site of the former Visteon plant on 94, or the piece of property across from the Corner Brewery still owned by the Motor Wheel Corporation – but I have to think that one of those […]

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