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Sinclair Rules 7&4 News; Concerned Citizens for Fair Broadcasting (CCFB) Engages Advertisers

Approximately 100 people attended the Concerned Citizens for Fair Broadcasting (CCFB) press conference and rally in Traverse City, Michigan, on May 16, 2018. After the event, members of CCFB developed a strategy to form AD teams to meet with advertisers. Our AD teams are now out in the field talking to Sinclair TV 7&4 News advertisers. CCFB believes that advertisers can play a pivotal, strategic role working together with community members to resolve this issue. Our goal is to invite these advertisers to join with us as community members to keep our news local. If you would like to join in this effort, our next meeting of the CCFB is June 12, at 1:15 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Churc

Bergman Voting Record

At the expense of health care, public education and nutrition programs, Congressman Jack Bergman supported adding to the massively bloated defense budget (HR.695) that was previously equal to China, Russia and the next 3 Nations combined. His support of tax cuts for the ultra-wealthy (HR.1), slashing consumer protections (HR.10, HJR.111), adding $1.5 Trillion to the deficit has no benefit to the vast majority of his constituents. A short-term reduction in with-holding taxes should never be construed as real wage growth. He supports billions more for a border wall that further adds to that deficit while holding Dreamers and us all hostage, instead of critically needed infrastructure improveme


Meredith Fritz from Moms Demand Action (MDA) spoke to members of Indivisible TC, on Sunday, May 20th, at Horizon Bookstore. The MDA is part of Every Town for Gun Safety. She announced that there will be an action event at the Right Brain Brewery on Saturday June 2nd at 12:30 – 2:30. Everyone is asked to WEAR ORANGE to advocate for an end to Gun Violence in the United States. There will be speakers and fun things to do for the kids. The following are the major points she made during her presentation: There are 4 million members of Every Town for Gun Safety/Moms Demand Action. 96 Americans a day are killed by gun violence with another two injured for every one killed. This statistic includes

Democracy In Chains

Democracy in Chains by Nancy Maclean Reviewed by Allen Mitchell McCullough Milton Friedman of the Chicago School of Economics and staunch free market disciple is well known. He's especially held in high esteem by the very conservative, if not the hard-right libertarians. But there is another Chicago School graduate that should share the same status and the same notoriety. His name is James M. (McGill) Buchanan (1919-2013) and he is the subject of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America (2017) by Nancy MacLean, a professor of history and public policy at Duke University in North Carolina. MacLean examines how the political economy and ideolog

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