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Eminent Domain Extremism Runs Into Judicial Brick Wall

Judge Susan Borman delivered a stinging rebuke to government officials who could not show a public necessity for taking over the family’s bridge.

Union Subjects Religious Objector to Modern-Day Inquisition

The MEA is alone among NEA state affiliates in requiring objecting teachers of faith to do anything more than write a letter outlining their basic beliefs.

Lansing Bureaucracy Threatens New Communications Technology

The Michigan Public Service Commission says it wants a “consistent regulatory policy.” Aiming for “consistency in policy usually means protecting special interests.

What Is Real Compassion?

When we expect the government to substitute for what we ourselves ought to do, we expect the impossible and end up with the intolerable.

Cut Train Subsidies to Re-connect Rural Michigan

Michigan taxpayers are shelling out almost $40 per rider on two Amtrak lines, on top of paid fares. No one has explained why it’s worth that much tax money to put a rider on a train instead of a bus or car.

Governor’s Water Scheme Is All Wet

The governor can’t credibly call for improving the business climate and making Michigan more competitive with other states, while at the same time pushing for overregulation.

Jobs Outsourcing: Beneficial Trade by Another Name

Outsourcing greatly lowers our cost of consumption, raises our standard of living tremendously and directly supports many jobs.

Real World Entrepreneur Gives Economics Lesson to Government Officials

Sometimes the most penetrating economic insights come from “real people” in the rough-and-tumble world of small business capitalism.

Wetlands Case Proves Need to Curtail Abuse

The Army Corps of Engineers came up with the “migratory molecule” rule, which says that even isolated wetlands fall under federal jurisdiction because there is a theoretical chance that a water molecule from any location may reach a navigable waterway.

Sinful Sin Taxes

“Because the profits are so fantastic, we’re now seeing drug traffickers, other criminal organizations, and even terrorists involved in tobacco smuggling.”