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COMMENTARY: Democracy won't die if we, as citizens, don't let it

August 23, 2019

By Lee H. Hamilton Democracy’s premise is that ordinary citizens can make solid decisions on complex issues. But this basic principle and the structure of laws and practices erected over the centuries to safeguard it are being questioned as rarely before. It’s ...

MY TURN: A 'short' course on the fine art of marathoning

August 23, 2019

By Tom Kirvan Legal News For fun, I used to run marathons. Friends and family always questioned the first part, wondering why I wore such a pained expression throughout the marathon experience if I was having so much “fun.” More than 40 years ...

COMMENTARY: Chalking tires given the boot by federal court

August 23, 2019

By Marie E. Matyjaszek What does 15 parking tickets in three years add up to? A winning lawsuit.  Michigan resident Alison Taylor loved to park in the city of Saginaw almost as much as parking enforcement officer Tabitha Hoskins enjoyed issuing her ...

NERDWALLET: The 'good enough' home may be just perfect

August 23, 2019

By Barbara Marquand NerdWallet Constructed from aspirational Instagram feeds and reality TV, the dream home floats in the imagination like a castle in the sky but dissolves in the rain of hard numbers. Chasing the dream can lure buyers to ...

NERDWALLET: The 'good enough' home may be just perfect

August 23, 2019

By Barbara Marquand NerdWallet Constructed from aspirational Instagram feeds and reality TV, the dream home floats in the imagination like a castle in the sky but dissolves in the rain of hard numbers. Chasing the dream can lure buyers to overextend themselves ...

EXPERT WITNESS ... (continued)

August 23, 2019

(continued) In understanding the root cause of supply-change and its corresponding effect on cost, the odd variable out is technology. We generally consider an increase in technology as an improvement and a cost-reducer. Naturally, we do not expect an improvement ...