The Loss of Positive Male Role Models and Educational Priorities in the U.S.

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During the 1950s, the scientist was the hero of our movies, saving us from space aliens and mutant insects. Why have our collective goals shifted away from educated men as role models?

Detroit: No Water, But Lots of Tests

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Detroit is in trouble. Bill Boyle points out the city’s biggest flaw, and tells us why neoliberalism is not the solution.

Art, Farming and a Safe Place For Boys to Discover Meaning

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Is this a model for serious education reform? Theodore Richards and The Chicago Wisdom Project.

25 Prominent Republicans Stand Up for Gay Rights in Michigan

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A group of 25 retired Republicans in Michigan have banded together to join the fight against the state’s same-sex marriage ban, coauthoring a 40-page amicus brief in which they tackle arguments commonly used to defend the ban.

Crying Makes a Man Feel Whole

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Tears of joy, disappointment, love, or loss–all add texture to man’s being.

How Voters Think, Obamacare Edition

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One Michigan women shows how irrational voters can be.

A Month of Thankfulness: The Wind

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Joanna Schroeder explains the glorious drama and sensual joy of standing in the middle of a swirling wind.

My Hometown by Default: A Life Spent in Culture Shock

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Life as a missionary kid left Nate Owens without a hometown and longing for stability, bouncing between small Midwest towns and countries overseas.

Abusive Coaches Aren’t Just Men

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Despite stereotypes, abuse of student athletes comes from both genders.

Eyes Devour

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Deanna Ogle reflects on grief, David Rakoff, and fireworks.

Man Saves Baby With Turkey Baster

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One man’s quick thinking, and a common kitchen tool, saved a baby girl’s life.

A Rogue’s Gallery – Selling Off Detroit

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Toby Barlow says his solution for the Detroit debt crisis won’t even involve writing a check.

High School Senior Shot in Head Walks at His Graduation to the Surprise of His Classmates

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“I just want to thank God! It is great to be alive,” said Balaal Hollings.

Michigan Will Not Return Fugitive to Arkansas

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A Michigan Governor has once again refused to send an elderly fugitive back to prison in Arkansas.

Planting Ancient Tree Clones for Earth Day

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A nonprofit group plans to reforest the planet with clones of the most ancient and iconic trees.

RAW STORY: Michigan Republican Doubles Down: Same-Sex Marriage Will ‘Ruin This Society’

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David Agema, one of the two Republican National Committeemen from Michigan, on Monday continued to voice his opposition to same sex marriage and the LGBT lifestyle.