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Thanksgiving Day prayer to end poverty in our rich land

In this Thanksgiving week of 2014, when more than 16 million children — 22 percent — are living in poverty, many are hungry and homeless; when the gap between rich and poor is the highest ever; when the very richest Americans have reaped a huge tax windfall from the Bush tax cuts and some political leaders want to give them more; and when, incredibly, some political leaders are playing politics with the ver ...

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OPINION: Creative class?

There has been much said and written over the past few years about the role of the “creative class” in the revitalization of Detroit. This term has generally been used to refer to the young, mostly white, folks moving into Detroit’s downtown and “Midtown,” who are designers, artists, educators, healthcare workers, architects and various other types of professionals. Creative Class? Really? ...

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