Story | Jan 22, 2015 | 11:34 AM
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Story | Jan 27, 2015 | 2:24 PMRe: “The president's veto power is alarming,” Mailbag, Jan 24. I was under the impression our local paper would no longer print this kind of politically biased rant about a national issue. Perhaps it agrees with the complainer, or wishes to fill its local mailbag with polarizing political “discussion.” In any event, I will answer Adams’ rhetorical question. While I agree with the opening statement, “The United States is no longer a democracy where the people are considered,” I differ as to who we are at the mercy of. Wealthy corporate interests that (thanks to the Citizens United decision) now stack the seats of Congress with representatives who will vote in their interests, compel our president (who was voted in twice by actual people) to reluctantly exercise his veto powers to protect the interests of the people. How did we let this happen?
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Lawmakers in Michigan are considering passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a bill that would legally protect people from practicing “sincerely held religious beliefs,” according to the Detroit Free Press. Critics of the bill...
Story | Dec 10, 2014 | 7:39 PM