POLITICS & PREJUDICES
Facing emergency management
Michigan has an obligation to help its biggest city
Published: March 20, 2013
That’s as true now as it was then. The cities of the future, including Detroit, will look and feel different than they did.
The way we might have solved those problems in 1977 won’t, and probably shouldn’t be the way we should do it now. But it has to be done, and working together is essential.
So let’s get this done. Let’s start saving Detroit.
How to reason with Republicans: U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, a GOP freshman from Ohio, has held the same dreary hard-right positions on social issues as most of his party. Until last week, when he stunned his fellow conservatives by declaring that gay marriage was a good idea.
What happened? Simple: His beloved only son Will told the family he was gay. Incidentally, know why health insurance in Michigan is now required to cover autism? Because Lt. Gov. Brian Calley’s daughter is autistic, that’s why.
This is important intelligence, comrades. The solution to whatever social ills you want to cure is obviously not demonstrating and campaigning and signing petitions.
Instead, find a Republican whose family is afflicted by whatever you care about, and elect them to high office.
That’s how the system really works. I suggest you start by compiling a registry of GOP hopefuls with personal issues.
And feel free to thank me later.
Jack Lessenberry opines weekly for Metro Times. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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