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Private security now policing Detroit

Posted: November 29, 2013 at 12:45 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

Decades of mismanagement have produced a Detroit with a fleeing, ever-dwindling population and tax base, and a crime rate that is 5 times the national average. The police cannot respond; there aren’t enough of them and there isn’t enough money to hire more. And yet, lo and behold, private security firms can fill in some […]

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The Mower Gang: #Anarchy in Detroit, Part I

Posted: November 28, 2013 at 8:30 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

When government fails, human beings find a way:

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Obamacare Could Crush Union Movement

Posted: September 15, 2013 at 6:30 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Labor Leaders Fear Loss of Members It must have been an awkward moment in the White House late Friday when President Obama met with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka to discuss the negative fallout from Obamacare. Trumka was fresh off the AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles, where members passed a resolution saying Obamacare had to be changed […]

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Think union anger at Obamacare is a good sign? IT ISN’T!

Posted: September 14, 2013 at 9:30 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Labor unions, public and private, have been as loyal as any faction of the Democratic Party; so it seemed a good omen for future repeal or de-funding when the Obamacare-supporting AFL-CIO lost 40,000 ILWU members over that support. But then we discover that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union are only upset that the Affordable […]

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Things I’ve Been Thinking About

Posted: September 4, 2013 at 11:00 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

In spite of the fact that the Democrats have been the reason that so many cities and states, not to mention the nation at large, are in such dire financial straits, there are only a dozen states that boast two Republican senators and a Republican governor. You do have to wonder why anyone would vote […]

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