Keith Oppenheim http://michiganradio.org en Right-to-work in Michigan: Is there a middle ground? http://michiganradio.org/post/right-work-michigan-there-middle-ground <p>One thing I know about politically polarizing issues: arguing for middle-of-the-road positions alienates a lot of folks.</p><p>But here goes anyway.</p><p>I don’t love unions.</p><p>And I feel I can say that with some authority, given that as an employee of several media companies, I’ve been a member of three of them.</p><p>In every case, I felt unions were so concerned about protecting territory, that they were, at times, anti-progressive, and too often in the business of preserving their power.</p><p>I couldn’t touch equipment.</p><p>I was prevented from developing technical skills I would have been wise to learn.</p><p>Later in my career, when I worked at non-union shops, I was glad that, if I wanted to try something new, I could.</p><p>Now, that may seem like a funny way for me to argue that right-to-work laws are a bad idea, but that’s where I’m going with this. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 20:04:31 +0000 Keith Oppenheim 10290 at http://michiganradio.org Right-to-work in Michigan: Is there a middle ground? Pulling conservative Super-PAC ads from Michigan leaves us with "swing-envy" http://michiganradio.org/post/pulling-conservative-super-pac-ads-michigan-leaves-us-swing-envy <p align="left" dir="ltr"><font face="Cambria"><span lang="EN">Conservative Super-PACS have pulled their campaign ads supporting Mitt Romney in Michigan. That’s fueling speculation the Romney campaign and conservative groups will move their efforts and money elsewhere.&nbsp;</span></font></p><p align="left" dir="ltr">Commentator Keith Oppenheim has these thoughts.</p><p align="left" dir="ltr"><span lang="EN"><font face="Cambria">Back in June, I thought we had a chance.</font></span></p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 22:07:31 +0000 Keith Oppenheim 8999 at http://michiganradio.org Pulling conservative Super-PAC ads from Michigan leaves us with "swing-envy"