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Detroit is Eligible for Bankruptcy

December 3, 2013

A judge ruled today that Detroit can file for bankruptcy to deal with its enormous fiscal woes.  A Chapter 9 bankruptcy gives some protection from a city’s creditors by renegotiating the plan to pay back that debt… debt which currently hovers around $18 billion owed to over 100,000 creditors! Part of the city’s obligations are [...]

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Detroit Goes Bankrupt

July 19, 2013

The city of Detroit will file for bankruptcy, the largest American city to ever do so.  If this filing is approved, the city will liquidate what it needs to in order to pay off its debts, meaning that public employees (and their unions) will face a serious crunch. Detroit’s been in trouble since even before [...]

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The Central Falls Precedent

February 24, 2010

I lived in Rhode Island for about 24 years.  I can say without hesitation that Central Falls is one of the worst square miles one could find outside of Detroit.  One doesn’t drive through it… you find ways to drive around it!  OK, that’s a little exaggeration (nothing in the developed world is nearly as [...]

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Why Detroit Sucks by Steven Crowder

December 22, 2009

Thanks to soaring unemployment and crime rates, deteriorating infrastructure, and a downright embarrassing football team, simultaneously pitying and laughing at Detroit has unfortunately become a national pastime in recent years.  In his latest video feature, Steven Crowder continues that tradition and explores the misery that is Detroit and why liberalism is to blame. It’s amazing [...]

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Real Progress in Iraq

July 1, 2008

A dismal report from the AP suggests that Iraq has slowly, ploddingly, and grudgingly met 15 of 18 important “benchmarks” as of May 2008.  From the tone of the story, one might think that something bad happened!  But no, in fact, slow but measurable progress is being made despite the Left’s efforts to snatch defeat from [...]

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Headscarves are Out in the Obama-Nation

June 18, 2008

In an Obama Nation, those traditional Muslim headscarves (hijabs) that some women wear will not be allowed in photo-ops.  At least that’s what happened in Detroit on Monday!  The Obama camp apologized for what two of his campaign’s volunteers did on Monday by asking two women with hijabs to get off the stage.  Both volunteers gave different excuses: a [...]

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