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Michigan Moves to End the Costly and Wasteful Carnage of Cannabis Prohibition

“You want to know what this was really all about,” Ehrlichman said of the drug war. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying. We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course, we did.” - President Richard Nixon's domestic policy chief, John Ehrlichman

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Ruminations on the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Saginaw Old Golds are now six-time World Champions, willing over the La-De-Dahs 14-7, 12-3 over Bay City, and 11-4 over Walker Tavern. “I’m now ‘Seis Equis’, John Thomas is this year’s PGA Champ and Tiger Woods is history. These are but a few of the thoughts that kick off this year’s look back on the expansive World of Sports in 2017.

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Surveying the Landscape of Bay County Politics in 2017

Someday, 2017 may be looked back on as a benchmark year in the history of Bay City and Bay County. Many significant events in the public and private sectors indicate that the area has indeed entered a new era, in part by embracing the value of its existing assets and the energy of a young core of entrepreneurs and community leaders.

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A Touchstone Year for Regional Music

The music world spent a lot of time in 2017 reflecting on 1967, as it marked the 50th anniversary of what is arguably the greatest year for pop album releases in history. Whether it was The Beatles introducing us to “Sgt. Pepper” or taking us on a “Magical Mystery Tour,” Jimi Hendrix asking, “Are You Experienced,” Jefferson Airplane laying us down on a “Surrealistic Pillow” or the Moody Blues reminding us of “Days of the Future Past,” each of us has a touchstone from this epic year.

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As Safe as Yesterday Is

The older and wiser I get the more I value the voices and individuals that impacted this all-too imperfect world in a manner that looked outside of themselves, beyond their own narrow self-interests. At this time of the year especially, it is important to keep that thought in mind.

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Given the breadth, range, and impact of pivotal stories and events that transpired on the political front in 2017, a majority of these will be covered in our next edition of The Review. However, one item deserves special mention, especially given the Mainstream Media’s propensity to bury it under the radar.

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