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Jennifer Granholm at the DNC

Who would have thought that Jennifer Granholm, former governor of Michigan, could give a short six-minute speech which had the Democratic Convention on their feet cheering, clapping and euphoric? This is how you give a simple speech that everyone will remember. Transcript of Jennifer Granholm’s speech at the DNC: Good evening, I’m Jennifer Granholm, from the great state of Michigan, where the trees are just the right height! Let me tell you a story about the dark days in my home state. Towards the end of my time as governor, Ford closed one of its biggest factories, a factory in Wixom,

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Better fuel economy for the future?

Now, I am old enough to remember the gas crisis of the mid-to-late 1970s. As a matter fact, I remember one of our debate topics (yes, I was a nerd and I took debate in high school) was on alternative fuels. There was a huge panic that there were not enough economical cars. The average Cadillac and Lincoln Town Car only got 10-12 miles to the gallon. All you had to do was to see those lines. Some people waited in line for hours. Others tried to beat the lines and showed up first thing in the morning before the gas

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Did the stimulus help?

With ugly economic news raining down on us like a monsoon, I think it is important to ask if the stimulus helped. Was it worth it? First the badness: Sales of newly built homes dropped to their lowest level since the government started tracking the numbers more than four decades ago, with demand for home purchases down in all four regions of the country. The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that new homes sold in July at an annual rate of 276,000, down 12.4 percent from June and down 32.4 percent compared with the same time last year. First, I would like

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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