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Saving Michigan's Auto Industry And Michigan Families

Beth Cox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Beth Cox

Communities in Michigan have suffered enough. Collective bargaining is a fundamental right that we must preserve for future generations. It works and it is time we allow it to work for more Michiganders.

Real Facts About NITC Make Proposal 6 Common Sense

Mickey Blashfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Mickey Blashfield

Governor Snyder has portrayed the bridge issue as cut and dry: Michigan will get a "free" bridge, with the cost shouldered entirely by Canada. While this sounds good in theory, there are still many pressing issues for which the governor simply has no answers.

You Decide: Fisher vs. University of Texas

Posted 10.10.2012 | College

The Supreme Court takes up Fisher vs. The University of Texas at Austin today, in a potentially landmark case that could limit or eliminate affirmativ...

Urban Meyer's Buckeyes Will Come Up Big Against Michigan State

Jim Lodico | Posted 11.29.2012 | Sports
Jim Lodico

If the Buckeyes can contain the Spartan ground game and force them to pass, it could be a long day for Michigan State.

Spartan GameDay vs the Buckeyes: A Bad Liver and a Broken Heart?

The Enlightened Spartan | Posted 11.29.2012 | Sports
The Enlightened Spartan

In all honesty, the story of this game really boils down to whether or not the Spartan receiving corps can catch.

Why Katharine Is More Stylish Than Audrey

Brie Dyas | Posted 04.23.2013 | Style
Brie Dyas

Though Audrey's elegant waif look defined the look of the '50s, Katharine's all-American style appeals to any shape -- and any era.

'Marvel's The Avengers': Pure, Unadulterated Fun

Mike Hogan | Posted 07.03.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

"The Avengers" is two and a half hours of pure, unadulterated fun -- the cinematic equivalent not just of a roller coaster ride but of the whole damn amusement park. Drop tower, log flume, Tilt-A-Whirl, Gravitron -- you name it, it's in there.

'Marvel's The Avengers': The Chipotle Of Summer Movies

Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Christopher Rosen

"Marvel's The Avengers" is the cinematic equivalent of a Chipotle burrito.

Why Choose Baconlube Over Honey Lube?

Dave Lefkow | Posted 06.10.2012 | Weird News
Dave Lefkow

Why choose Baconlube over Honey Lube? Honey is sticky. Bacon is greasy. That's a clear win for bacon. Besides, I have nothing against the makers, but ...

Why Choose Honey Lube Over Baconlube?

Maxx Appelman | Posted 06.11.2012 | Weird News
Maxx Appelman

Why choose Honey Lube over Baconlube? Honey's sweeter than bacon. I don't think I would ever use Baconlube, but maybe for breakfast. Honey is a bit mo...

Geniuses Are Made, Not Born

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 08.03.2012 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

If there's anything we've learned from over 25 years of twin and adoption studies virtually every single psychological trait -- from IQ to persistence to artistic ability to schizophrenia to autism to marital status to television viewing -- is heritable.

Are Experts Born or Made?

David Z. Hambrick | Posted 05.01.2012 | Science
David Z. Hambrick

Experts are born because people come into the world differing in ways that turn out to matter for real-world achievement. But experts are made because there is no getting around the necessity of a long period of practice and training for reaching a high level of performance.

Give Women and Men the Same Financial Advice

Martha Burk | Posted 05.09.2012 | Money
Martha Burk

Do a quick Google search on "women and financial advice" and you get 133 million hits. "Women and investment advice" yields 64 million. Wow. That's a lot of advice. Do we really need that much?

DEBATE: Should Post 50s Avoid Anti-Aging Treatments?

Posted 03.09.2012 | Fifty

Should post 50s avoid or embrace cosmetic surgery? Baby Boomers are a transformative generation, and they are approaching midlife with the same reb...

Requiring Condoms for Porn Actors Is Bad Policy

Steve Hirsch | Posted 05.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Steve Hirsch

Vivid's entire business depends on the health and safety of our performers, and our methods have proven effective. This makes it puzzling why the L.A. City Council let itself be stampeded into passing an ordinance that has questionable value.

Condoms in Porn Are Important

Michael Weinstein | Posted 05.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Michael Weinstein

Porn performers are real people. They are the sisters and brothers, sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, aunts, uncles and cousins of people who live in our community. They deserve better as does the public health at large.

Is Sharing A Family Bed A Good Idea?

Posted 03.12.2012 | Parents

Co-sleeping, or sharing a family bed, is common in other cultures, but highly controversial in the United States. The American Academy of Pediatrics s...

Science And Religion: Incompatible?

Kenneth R. Miller | Posted 05.01.2012 | Home
Kenneth R. Miller

Any suggestion that science and religion are incompatible flies in the face of history, logic, and common sense.

Science And Religion: Incompatible?

Michael Shermer | Posted 05.01.2012 | Home
Michael Shermer

Flawed as they may be, science and the secular Enlightenment values expressed in Western democracies are our best hope for survival. Not religion.

Federal Transparency Rules Are Bad For Travelers

Ben Baldanza | Posted 05.06.2012 | Travel
Ben Baldanza

At Spirit, sometimes government taxes are more than the fare itself. Studies show hiding taxes make it easy for government to raise taxes further.

Should the LGBT Community Use Words Like 'Faggot' and 'Tranny'? Yes, Call Me a 'Faggot'

Randall Jenson | Posted 05.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Randall Jenson

I embrace words like "faggot," "dyke," or "tranny" because they are not just slurs; they are descriptors. They illustrate ways of moving through the world. They portray real people, beautiful people.

Is Twitter Bad For Comedy? No.

Megan Amram | Posted 04.30.2012 | Comedy
Megan Amram

Twitter is a beautiful haven for everyone to make jokes about everything all the time to everyone in the whole world.

Is Twitter Bad for Comedy? Yes.

Christian Finnegan | Posted 04.30.2012 | Comedy
Christian Finnegan

Don't get me wrong, I adore Twitter. I also adore KFC, Maker's Mark, texting-while-driving and lots of other stuff that will eventually kill me.

A Global Calling Card for San Francisco

Richard Worth | Posted 05.05.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Worth

With less than 500 days to the start of the 34th America's Cup during the summer of 2013, we continue on our journey towards creating what we hope will be the most exciting America's Cup in the history of the sport.

America's Cup - Why We're Still Worried

Mark Welther | Posted 05.05.2012 | San Francisco
Mark Welther

The reasons that we're worried by the America's Cup have to do with those residents of the Bay Area who don't have the wherewithal to negotiate development deals or even lobby City Hall. Yes, I'm talking about wildlife.