Category Archives: Civil Rights

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Double Standard

To turn on the news this year has revealed a seemingly endless parade of sexual predators – actors, comedians, producers, directors, politicians and executives. Women and men have come forward to accuse people in positions of power of groping, harassing, threatening and raping them. While some of the predatory behavior has been recent, many victims have waited decades before going Read More


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Consumer Abuse: Pay for Credit Freeze

I just tried to freeze my credit on Experian and Transunion.  Those parasites demanded $10.00 for the “service.”  This is consumer abuse that Congress should address in a Credit Consumer Bill of Rights.  Equifax did not charge for a credit freeze, but they are in deep trouble due to their data breaches.   Where do these bloodsucking leeches get the Read More


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Restrict “Choose Life” License Plates to Considerate Drivers

The Michigan Senate and House have both passed bills to create “Choose Life” automobile license plates. This would involve a $35.00 surcharge that would go to a subsidiary of Right to Life of Michigan. I would not pay an extra dime for a special license plate, whether a vanity plate, a college identifier, or just a prettier image. Furthermore, the Read More


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NSA Snoops in Bank Safe-Deposit Boxes

Estate-planning clients often have safe-deposit boxes, as do decedents. On the occasions when I have been involved in an estate where there is a safe-deposit box, the box has always turned out to be empty or containing items of little or no value. One recent decedent had had two safe-deposit boxes with lost keys. It took weeks to arrange to Read More