• Finding a Better Way on Voting

    by  • August 5, 2014

    The Free Press editorial board thinks that voter participation is too low and that something needs to be done to allow or inspire more voters to vote. This is not a new discussion. The Free Press editorial board should know based on the past twenty years (and more) of advocacy, research and proposals to every [...]

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    What is Wrong in State Politics, Harvey Santana

    by  • August 4, 2014

    By Henry Teutsch In one week the citizens of Michigan will vote on a range of local and statewide topics and for people hoping to be elected to public office. Each election is supposed to offer a chance to choose leaders or representatives that can perform better than those they are replacing. The elelections is [...]

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    What is Wrong in State Politics, John Olumba

    by  • August 4, 2014

    By Henry Teutsch In one week the citizens of Michigan will vote on a range of local and statewide topics and for people hoping to be elected to public office. Each election is supposed to offer a chance to choose leaders or representatives that can perform better or as good as those they are replacing. [...]

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    A NO Vote on Tax Proposals is Good Financial Policy

    by  • August 4, 2014

    In August of 2014 Detroiters will be asked to vote on local, county and state proposals that will continue or increase property taxes. This year Detroiters are also in the midst of the unknowns involving the bankruptcy of the city. By the time voters either approve or reject these proposals the city will not know [...]

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    With Friends Like These, Who Needs Friends

    by  • May 21, 2014

    Detroit, Michigan The Associated Press is reporting that a political action group, funded by the very right-wing Koch family is against a set of bills in the Michigan legislature that seek to provide the city of Detroit with nearly $200 million. The Koch’s are a wealthy pair of brothers who originate from Kansas and made [...]

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    Misfits and the Media

    by  • May 21, 2014

    Detroit, Michigan Are those who report on politics in Michigan stuck in their own circle, reporting to themselves about what they think and feel? How competitive is the media in Michigan, specifically South East Michigan? Do those who report merely use the many publications and news outlets as enhanced chat rooms where they can share [...]

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    That’s Where the Money Is, The Andy Dillon and Dave Bing Story

    by  • December 9, 2013

     The famous quote attributed to a bank robber nick named, Slick Willie, is also something Willie says he never said. Instead it’s written that Willie Sutton robbed banks because it gave him an adrenaline rush. An excitement that the reported $2 million he stole over the length of his criminal career never fulfilled. Neither Andy [...]

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    Selection of Duggan May Cost Democrats White House in 2016

    by  • November 20, 2013

    The 2016 president primary process has already begun. Some political observers would say it began when Hilary Clinton resigned her position as Secretary of State. Many who write and talk about politics believe that Hilary Clinton will run for president after Obama’s term ends. Some have even predicted that no other democrat will challenge her [...]

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    Not Fair, Not Balanced, Not Truthful

    by  • November 12, 2013

    How much of the news can you trust? Where are the large news organizations with the funds to gather news that can be trusted. 60 Minutes, the very popular and respected news program reported that President Obama abandoned Americans in Benghazi which led to their deaths. They didn’t use these exact words but the intent [...]

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    False Testimony

    by  • October 21, 2013

    On Thursday September 19 Detroit bankruptcy Judge Rhodes declared in his court that those before him were thoughtful, articulate, passionate and compelling so much so that Governor Rick Snyder and Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr should be encouraged to view a tape of the proceedings which represented the peoples’ objections to the bankruptcy filing by the [...]

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    THE STATE OF MICHIGAN—A MODEL OF CORRUPTION

    by  • September 21, 2013

    By Monica Ross-Williams The corruption is too deep. Possibly to the point of being unbeatable. Our principles of whatever the Democracy process is supposed to look like in this State is truly falling apart. **One part of the population is concerned about holding on to whatever they have left. **The Other part is dead set [...]

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