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Wednesday, October 27,2010

Young, Davis seek return to Supreme Court

by Kyle Melinn
In split cases, the vocal Young tends to side with hospitals, insurance companies and businesses at the expense of consumers, patients and accident victims on the argument that he’s interpreting the law as written, without adding meaning to the text. The decisions, his supporters argue, end up meaning lower costs for products.
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Wednesday, October 27,2010

Education board posts

by Kyle Melinn
The following are the major-party candidates seeking posts on the State Board of Education and the state’s three elected university boards.
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Wednesday, October 27,2010

Proposals would re-write Constitution, ban felons from office

by Kyle Melinn
There’s no same-sex marriage, stem-cell research and affirmative action. No out-ofstate financier is throwing a medical marijuana-like initiative into the mix. Nobody has any money, and those who do realize that most people do not and they’re not interested in talking about anything but jobs and the economy.
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Wednesday, October 27,2010

State Legislature: Incumbent House Dems face stiff challenges

by Kyle Melinn
Rep. Barb Byrum, D-Onondaga, and Rep. Mark Meadows, D-East Lansing, are facing their toughest general election challenges to date from a pair of fiscal conservatives with local government experience. In Eaton County, Democrats are holding onto hopes they can steal an open seat that has trended away from Republicans the last two election cycles.
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Wednesday, October 20,2010

Benson run gives Dems something to cheer about

by Kyle Melinn
It’s not that the svelte 32-year-old pulled off a marathon. Or that she finished with a respectable time. It’s that as a statewide political candidate, Benson found the time to train for this race. And not just this race. Benson has completed 11 marathons in five years, including the Boston Marathon.
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Wednesday, October 13,2010

Myth buster cracks chairman’s tall tale

by Kyle Melinn
In 2008, Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Mark Brewer managed to find a couple of women who had a remarkable story. Their attorney, Geoffrey Fieger, was arguing their case before the Michigan Supreme Court and incumbent Supreme Court Justice Cliff Taylor fell asleep on the bench.
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Wednesday, October 6,2010

For Bernero, fat lady is tuning up

by Kyle Melinn
Democrats are trying to stop a landslide Republican year by focusing on the middle of the ticket.This will leave Bernero’s campaign like an astronaut cut off from the mother ship, floating aimlessly in space, watching and waiting for the inevitable.
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Wednesday, September 29,2010

The Origins of a Nerd

Is Rick Snyder really a nerd?

by Kyle Melinn
We’ve heard about Snyder’s three college degrees by age 23. He’s obviously brilliant, but being brilliant doesn’t make you a nerd. He doesn’t wear glasses, let alone thick ones with thick lenses. He doesn’t wear a tie, let alone a bow tie. And where’s that pocket protector?.
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Wednesday, September 22,2010

Transgender turn into GOP’s newest political football

by Kyle Melinn
Michigan’s top issue is male-to-female transgender individuals using women restrooms. It’s certainly not the other way around. I mean if female-to-male transgender individuals (or anyone else for that matter) actually want to brave the dirty guy’s john, go for it.
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Wednesday, September 15,2010

Politicians play games, leaders debate

by Kyle Melinn
Debates are for us, the voters, the clients, the customers, whatever label Snyder wants to use. This isn’t and should never be about the political racehorse. Let the paid hacks worry about Snyder freezing on stage a la Dick DeVos or if Bernero’s dismal poll numbers jump up from the media exposure.
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