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Links, because I care so damned much

by: Eric B.

Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 16:17:15 PM EST

There are a bunch of tabs open in my browser right now. Originally, I intended to do posts on most of them but I'm pretty sure that's not going to happen. What will happen instead is a nap. For you, however, I've got links.

*--Jack Lessenberry writes about Peter Lund's plan to rig presidential elections by shifting electors from winner take all to by Congressional district. The quick antidote to that is a citizens referendum taking redistricting away from the Legislature. It'd be nice if someone got behind that last one.

*--The story of rich people wanting to buy Belle Isle won't just dry up and blow away in the breeze like it ought to. At least, someone is telling the bright minds behind it that it's just plain nutty. Essentially, what these people are proposing isn't some new and exciting kind of living arrangement. What it is a gated community, except with water acting as the gates.

*--The Center for Michigan tells us that there are the priorities of the state Legislature and there are the priorities that everyone else has. Also, that grading teachers is harder than previously imagined.

*--Finally, Daniel Howes -- who just a couple of years ago was jumping up and down demanding budget austerity -- says we don't invest enough on higher education, presumably because his source in the business community told him to say it. The Mackinac Center refers to government support of public universities -- laid out in the state constitution -- as a subsidy, as if education was never really considered an important public good.

Eric B. :: Links, because I care so damned much
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