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Escape from GM’s Grand Blanc Weld Tool Center (Video)

With Flint claiming the title as America’s most violent city, Genesee County Sheriff Robert J. Pickell has proposed a new violent crime task force.  The joint task force would operate across jurisdictional boundaries and be highly mobile, tackl

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What If Dirty Harry Had Interviewed Quentin Tarantino?

In his recent interview over Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino reminded me of the serial killer “interviewed” by Dirty Harry in the football stadium.  Same exaggerated facial features.  Same narcissism

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A Petition to Require the Repeal of Two Federal Laws for Each New One Signed

Do you think the federal government is a bloated, byzantine mess?  Do you think our elected representatives react to passing events in knee jerk fashion, legislating, regulating, and signing executive orders that often do more harm than g

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Collecting Signatures to Prevent Chemical Castration of Deadbeat Dads Under Obamacare

Dan on the Street: Collecting signatures in downtown Flint to prevent the "chemical castration of deadbeat dads" provision from taking effect in 2013.  Really.

 

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Should Walmart Be Open on Thanksgiving? Dan on the Street

Should Walmart be open on Thanksgiving?  That's the question we asked some shoppers at the Walmart on Belsay Road.

 

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Dan on the Street: U of M Flint Students On the Re-election of President Obama

I wondered how students at the University of Michigan Flint felt about the re-election of President Obama.  So we parked a camera in front of the Pavilion and asked them.

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Give the President Whatever He Wants: Brenda & Dan on TV5’s Weekend Wake Up

This past Sunday on TV5’s Weekend Talk Back segment, I suggested that Republicans should give the President whatever he wants.  Don’t try to block votes, don’t add controversial amendments, and don’t whip party members to oppose his program

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Michigan’s Ballot Proposal 3: You CAN Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

We in the United States consume a lot of energy.  It’s no wonder some of our richest companies are energy producers.  So why do we have to encourage the production of energy through legislation?

I ask this with a view to Michigan’s ballot proposal 3 (reproduced below)

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What Lara Logan and Malala Yousufzai Can Teach Scarlett Johansson About the War on Women

Scarlett Johansson would like you to believe that Mitt Romney represents a real danger to women.  She, as well as Kerry Washington and Eva Longoria shot a video for MoveOn.org warning women about the threat a Romney Presidency would pose

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Lara Logan on Afghanistan, Lying and Telling the Truth

As journalism blends with entertainment on the one hand, and advocacy on the other, it’s easy to forget what it used to be when it inspired.  If you’d like a reminder of what journalism once aspired to, watch this video

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