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Where to trim U of M spending should be obvious to leaders

Tuition growth is due to rapidly increasing expenditures that are tied to increases in the number of employees at the U. And the most rapid growth among these employees is in the category labeled Professional and Administrative.

What is unmistakable about Trump: his naked capitalism

Nothing is more essential to capitalism than what its cheerleaders politely call self-interest, or what the rest of us term selfishness — the “I-got-mine-you-get-yours” ethic. Is there a no more fitting description of Trump’s behavior?

A slide toward fascism? It could happen here

Hitler’s Nazi party rose to power in Germany without ever winning majority support. It was enough that his minority was determined, ruthless and unscrupulous while the majority was complacent, ineffectual and splintered.