Monthly Archives: April 2008

The mayor’s sleight of hand

I don’t need a law professor to tell me fired Detroit cops’ lawyer Mike Stefani didn’t try to shake down Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick when he showed hizzoner’s mouthpiece those lewd and loopy text messages between the mayor and his paramour. … Continue reading

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Stumble and recovery: Barbara-Rose Collins

Isn’t it amazing how some people are blessed with the ability to avoid near-certain political or social death, re-inventing themselves so they can let loose their bag of tricks in some new venue? I’m thinking about Barbara-Rose Collins, vaulted into … Continue reading

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Ethics at the Detroit Free Press — again

This article about the arbitration case involving my donation in 2004 to the Democratic party in Michigan appeared in the newsletter of Newspaper Guild Detroit Local 22: Ethics Policy-Free Lance Work Focus of Free Press Arbitrations Arbitrator Paul Glendon heard … Continue reading

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Rumor has it

On February 29, 2008, I spoke to about 200 people at a luncheon given by the Women’s Resource Center at Schoolcraft College in Livonia Michigan. My topic was that fading white pile on the main square of Plymouth, Mich. It’s … Continue reading

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Whatcha got in your purse, Mon?

By Joel Thurtell Monica Conyers says she wants more respect from her fellow Detroit City Council members. They might be wise to give her a bit more deference. Or maybe just a wide berth. All depends on whether she’s packin’ … Continue reading

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Why they maybe don’t like you, Jeff

According to recent accounts in the Detroit Free Press, besieged attorney Geoffrey Fieger doesn’t think he’s very popular in Michigan. Strike that. The Jeff didn’t say it. His lawyer made the claim in arguing that The Jeff’s trial on charges … Continue reading

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A lift for business

Boy, what a lift to business in the March 27 Detroit Free Press. The Chamber of Commerce must have loved the Page One story (“American Axle chief: Jobs can be moved; union warned of outsourcing”). Above the fold in lead … Continue reading

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