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Shouldn't there be a law against reckless opioid sales? Turns out, there is

August 19, 2019

Nicolas Paul Terry, IUPUI (THE CONVERSATION) - The massive scale of prescription opioid shipments as the ongoing overdose epidemic unfolded has started to come into focus. Drug companies shipped 76 billion opioid pain pills to U.S. health care professionals, ...

Will you be a scam artist's next target?

August 19, 2019

Liz Weston, NerdWallet Believing that fraud can't happen to us - because we're too smart, logical or informed - may make us more vulnerable. Successful scam artists skillfully overcome our defenses and get us into emotional states that override logical thinking, ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

August 19, 2019

Attorney General's Criminal Appellate Division Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel recently announced Children and Youth Services Division Chief Veneshia Cezil is being appointed as bureau chief in charge of the Attorney General's Criminal Justice Bureau. ...

The value of leadership communication

August 19, 2019

Susan Letterman White,  BridgeTower Media Newswires Leading involves influencing people in a way that helps turn your vision for your law firm into reality, and a leader’s success depends on communication skills. ————— Developing ...

Roads are a better use of the public purse than business subsidies

August 19, 2019

James M. Hohman, Mackinac Center for Public Policy As part of a compromise to get a business subsidy program approved in 2017, lawmakers agreed to limit it to $200 million. They also agreed to stop awarding new deals in 2020, but as that deadline nears, lawmakers ...

The 'warspeak' permeating everyday language puts us all in the trenches

August 19, 2019

Robert Myers, Alfred University (THE CONVERSATION) — In a manifesto posted online shortly before he went on to massacre 22 people at an El Paso Walmart, Patrick Crusius cited the “invasion” of Texas by Hispanics. In doing so, he echoed President ...