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I had to do something more.

If you’re like me, you’re growing increasingly frustrated over the inability of Democrats to address the growing threats to our democracy. We thought we had dodged a bullet when Biden was elected and the Democrats took Congress. Now, I’m more scared than ever.

Under…


America is a big place

President Biden has set an ambitious goal for his covid vaccination program: a 70 percent vaccination rate among all Americans by the Fourth of July. This vision statement is Biden’s latest after his administration has smashed all the prior goals it has set for itself. Talk about underpromising and overdelivering!


Actually banning abortion will be a shock to a lot of people’s systems

The self-styled abortion foes are on the verge of a great victory. With Trump’s historic three Supreme Court appointments, an anti-choice majority that has demonstrated little respect for precedent is firmly entrenched on the Court.

Brett Kavanaugh, for example, overturned an established precedent in Edwards v. Vannoy. He took this…


Time to get back in the saddle!

I woke from a needed nap the other day to pick up my phone and read an article from The Atlantic, generally an activity I enjoy. My eyes were drawn to an article by Peter Wehner titled “The Road to Political Violence.” It was a bad choice. …


Unions, poverty and children, oh my

In the United States, when we want to discourage certain behaviors, we can either make it explicitly illegal, or make it so unpleasant and inconvenient that it may as well be illegal. This article is about the second kind of quasi-legal mandate.

Interestingly, the law recognizes that quasi-legal behavior can…


The New York Times drops the ball again

Fox News was just about gushing. The “left-wingNew York Times had published an article described as an “‘unflattering’ behind the scenes of Biden White House.” Oh my. The libs have been owned agin.

The article described a White House where Biden’s “folksy demeanor” belies a “short fuse and an…


Organized labor is the only group who can get past the filibuster

It’s hard to overstate the relationship between unions and the Democratic party. Having worked in the trenches of Democratic politics, I can assure you that the question at most labor unions is not whether to support the Democratic candidate, but which Democratic candidate to support and how much to give…


How increasing the minimum wage would actually increase employment

When I was practicing law, clients would often tell me “I couldn’t sell my house.” To that statement, I had a stock response: “Yes you could sell your house. You can always sell your house. The question is whether you can sell it for the price you want.”

The recent…


I’m ashamed of my profession

Last night, my wife and I sat down to watch the Britney Spears documentary produced by The New York Times called “Framing Britney Spears.” I must admit that I expected to see some light entertainment, enjoying the escapism that our celebrity culture often provides us.

What I did not expect…


Biden is in danger of making the same mistake as his former boss

Ah compromise.

Somehow, this procedural approach to negotiation has been elevated to a policy goal by some who lack conviction. Democrats, of course, always quick to try to make people happy, jump when offered a “compromise” which is often nothing more than a watered-down version of what is really needed.

Michael Greiner

Mike is an Assistant Professor of Management for Legal and Ethical Studies at Oakland U. Mike combines his scholarship with practical experience in politics.

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