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Bad Policy

I’ve got some bad news for you. The State of Michigan, propelled by the Federal Government, is now placing liens on the homes of people in nursing homes who receive…

Occupying Wall Street

The media are ecstatic over the demonstrators sitting around the parks on Wall Street. They’re cheap to film, since they’re right in front of the headquarters of the major networks,…

Walkin’ shoes

I don’t understand Barack Obama, and neither do you. To many of us he’s akin to a very likeable foreigner who speaks excellent English. I don’t mean he’s not an…

Gone to Pot

In Law we have what are called “legal fictions.” That’s a difficult concept to define. It refers to something that we presume to be true, even though it isn’t, because…

Off To College

This column originally was written in 2006. It bears repeating.   This month thousands of kids are headed off to college. For many of them this will be their first…

Get a Grip

You and the Law Richard S. Allen, Attorney at Law What’s gone wrong with you people? I come back from vacation and what do I find? Sarah says the Chief…

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