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Rather than weigh you down with yet another list of reasons that we are doomed, Fresh Thoughts for Michigan Moderates offers brief summaries and great links for everything from a call by Nolan Finley to make Michigan a Right to Work state to some no-nonsense recommendations by the Michigan Campaign Finance Network:
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