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Keith Owens is a Detroit-based writer who has worked for The Detroit Free Press, Detroit’s alternative newsweekly the Metro Times, the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, and other newspapers. He was also a nationally syndicated columnist with Universal Press Syndicate for three years beginning in 1993.

Fractured Republicans Working Harder For Hillary 2016 Than Democrats

Fractured Republicans Working Harder For Hillary 2016 Than Democrats

If Republicans keep this up, Democrats won't have to work hard to elect Hillary Clinton in 2016. …

Dems Better Say It Loud; We Support Obamacare And We’re Proud

Dems Better Say It Loud; We Support Obamacare And We’re Proud

Obamacare is a winner for Democrats. It's the biggest winner any true Democrat campaigning for office in 2014 could possibly hope for.…

Same-Sex Marriage Delayed In Michigan. But It’s Coming

Same-Sex Marriage Delayed In Michigan. But It’s Coming

How can a couple be both legally married and yet legally denied the benefits that legally married folks are supposed to get?…

Arizona’s Anti-Gay Legislation Is Anti-Human Rights

Arizona’s Anti-Gay Legislation Is Anti-Human Rights

No state should have the ability to even present such legislation, and no governor should be given the opportunity to give such offensive legislation any consideration whatsoever.…

Why Cory Booker (Thinks He) Knows Better Than Obama Regarding Iran Deal

Why Cory Booker (Thinks He) Knows Better Than Obama Regarding Iran Deal

Certainly there are those who have admired Sen. Cory Booker from afar who are now somewhat flummoxed at his decision not to support President Barack Obama's historic deal with Iran.…

History Be Damned. Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Says Jesus Was White

History Be Damned. Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Says Jesus Was White

Fox News' Megyn Kelly pointed out that not only is Santa Claus white, but that Jesus was too. Apparently, she is unaware of where Jesus came from or what the…

Nelson Mandela Showed the World What It Takes to Forgive and Move Forward

Nelson Mandela Showed the World What It Takes to Forgive and Move Forward

If there was ever a man who had justifiable reason to hate, it was Nelson Mandela. He chose not to hate. …

Detroit Bankruptcy Inevitable; The Road Taken To Bankruptcy Inexcusable

Detroit Bankruptcy Inevitable; The Road Taken To Bankruptcy Inexcusable

It's hardly a surprise that U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes declared on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2013, that Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy. …

Obamacare Website Woes Amplified By Active Republican Hatred

Obamacare Website Woes Amplified By Active Republican Hatred

In case you hadn't already heard, it appears that some of the problems with the Obamacare website aren't exactly due to that incompetence thing that Bob Woodward likes to pin…

Beware the Bitter Bumpkins of North Colorado

Beware the Bitter Bumpkins of North Colorado

If the story of five Colorado counties located on the northern edge of the state that actually voted to secede from Colorado wasn't so pathetic it might actually qualify as…

White Guy Wins Campaign for Mayor in Detroit. But That’s Not Really the Story

White Guy Wins Campaign for Mayor in Detroit. But That’s Not Really the Story

Judging by some of the recent headlines it appears that the big election day story coming out of Detroit is that Detroiters elected a white guy for mayor for the…

Detroit’s Kwame Kilpatrick Ruined Kwame Kilpatrick

Detroit’s Kwame Kilpatrick Ruined Kwame Kilpatrick

Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years for essentially running the city as his own personal piggy bank and playpen.…

High level talks on Detroit’s future ignore Detroit’s elected leaders

High level talks on Detroit’s future ignore Detroit’s elected leaders

The Obama administration is making it clear every way they possibly can that they are willing to do whatever they can to help Detroit weather this crisis - except to…

Where Were You When They Stole Detroit’s Democracy?

Where Were You When They Stole Detroit’s Democracy?

If it happens here, it certainly won't end here. The threat to Detroit's democracy is a threat to everyone who values their right to vote.…

Al Jazeera America Fails to Deliver on Fox News’ Paranoia

Al Jazeera America Fails to Deliver on Fox News’ Paranoia

It's been a few days since Current TV became Al Jazeera news, and so far no reports of an intifada or domestic terrorist attack…

Detroit is Paying Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr a Quarter Million to File for Bankruptcy

Detroit is Paying Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr a Quarter Million to File for Bankruptcy

Detroit didn't need to pay Gov. Snyder appointed EM Kevyn Orr all this money to file bankruptcy. …

Hear That, George Zimmerman? That’s Justice Catching Up to You

Hear That, George Zimmerman? That’s Justice Catching Up to You

But it won't be an angry mob with a rope coming for George Zimmerman. Justice for Trayvon will be coming from the Justice Department.…

Gov Rick Snyder Continues to Dismantle Detroit’s Democracy Brick by Brick

Gov Rick Snyder Continues to Dismantle Detroit’s Democracy Brick by Brick

Detroit's democracy is being dismantled brick by brick and the people are being muzzled, perhaps in order to force them out of their neighborhoods so the elite can take over.…

The Battle for 2014 Begins Today

The Battle for 2014 Begins Today

Next year is the year we cannot afford to lose come November, because if we do then it's hard to calculate the extent of the damage coming our way. …

This Is What Happens When Common Sense Invades the Republican Party

This Is What Happens When Common Sense Invades the Republican Party

Being found in possession of even a sliver of conscience and an ounce of common sense is proving to be a serious liability for certain Republican leaders.…

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