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Wednesday, December 12,2012

Why Right to Work Makes No Sense

by Walt Sorg
(Background music: "The Twilight Zone" theme) Narrator: Imagine, for a moment, a state law that makes paying taxes voluntary. Why, backers successfully argued, should people be forced to pay for services they don't need or want? It is, after all, an issue of personal freedom.
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Friday, November 30,2012

High time for redistricting reform

by Walt Sorg
Every vote counts the same, right? Wrong. If you are a Republican in Michigan, your vote counts more than votes from Democrats. Just consider what happened in this fall’s election.
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Thursday, November 15,2012

All hail the winners

by Walt Sorg
He wasn't on the ballot, but the biggest political winner in Michigan last week was Gov. Rick Snyder. "One Tough Nerd" held his majorities in the state House and on the Supreme Court.
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Wednesday, October 24,2012

Up to you

Unions, Republicans, environmentalists, utilities, EFMs and a billionaire: Ballot proposals 2012

by Walt Sorg
The Legislature no longer represents the people of Michigan. That's the inevitable implication of next month's bed-sheet ballot to bypass lawmakers with five proposals to change the state Constitution, plus a referendum on a law jammed through the Legislature on a party-line vote.
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Wednesday, September 26,2012

Notes from the political sidelines

by Walt Sorg
Jennifer Granholm and I have at least one thing in common: neither of us plans to run for public office again. I can hear the masses cheering already! We are finally free to say exactly what we are thinking without worrying about the political fallout.
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Wednesday, September 26,2012

Not so fast

A fact checking guide to '2016: Obama's America'

by Walt Sorg
I once had to write a college term paper for a course that had a 900-page textbook. Rather than plow through the whole book, I pulled a dozen paragraphs at random and built a paper around them that supported the beliefs of the instructor. The pandering conclusion was fleshed out with some third-party support that had been invented out of thin air
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