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Getting serious about saving Detroit

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Buckley Carlson
Political Strategist
Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr addresses the media following a ruling by U.S. District Judge Steven Rhodes that Detroit is eligible for the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history in Detroit, Michigan December 3, 2013. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

The consensus seems to be that Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s bankruptcy-extrication plan will need to undergo significant changes before it is formally approved by Judge Steven Rhodes. In fact, most observers agree that the plan would fail to achieve its stated goal of putting Detroit back on sound fiscal footing, and could further destabilize the city’s finances. Certainly, it has failed to inspire financial markets with the necessary confidence to produce essential investment down the road.

‘Animal rights groups’ vs. elephants

2:15 PM 01/01/2013

As you wade through the ever-mounting requests for your charitable dollars, cast a wary eye on these year-end supplicants, as there’s a good chance the charity seeking your money is relying upon an emotional appeal that is at extreme variance with its actual aims and deeds. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), with its humiliating and expensive defeat last week in its decade-long battle to outlaw elephants at Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus, is one such charity.

Anatomy of a liberal hit job

9:58 PM 09/30/2012

For liberals, intentions are far more important than facts. That’s why confronting liberals with facts and data is such a Sisyphean task.

The Obama administration: Saving jobs, 20 electoral votes at a time

4:57 PM 08/30/2012

Mitt Romney may have just lost his rationale for the presidency. In recent weeks, the Obama administration has been slashing environmental regulations, coddling “Big Oil,” circumnavigating the stickiest of environmental bureaucracies, and sucking up to private equity.