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The artlessness of the Snyder administration’s approach to imposing Emergency Managers

The artlessness of the Snyder administration’s approach to imposing Emergency Managers

You don’t have to be a jerk about it Last spring when I published exclusive audio of Benton Harbor Emergency Manager Joe Harris talking about crushing the unions, I was shocked at what he said and, more to the point, how he said it: So, I’ve laid off twenty-five people. I’ve laid off nine police officers. I’ve laid off four […]

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How to Use Twitter

How to Use Twitter

Please RT! – @RobDelaney Apparently I’ve been waiting my whole life for Twitter. Allen Ginsberg had to roam to streets to see the best minds of his generation destroyed by madness. I do it through a retina display.And politics has been waiting for Twitter, too. Last year, Politico’s Ben Smith recognized last year that Twitter was draining the life from […]

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View the premier of “The Road We’ve Traveled” – the new documentary on President Obama’s first term TOMORROW!

View the premier of “The Road We’ve Traveled” – the new documentary on President Obama’s first term TOMORROW!

Fired up and ready to go! As a reminder to all my President Obama-supporting friends, I’m reposting this from a few days ago. You can view the premier of this amazing film TOMORROW (March 15, 2012) at an OFA office near you. Click HERE for details on where you can view it in YOUR area. Obama for America, President Obama’s […]

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Negative reactions to the Detroit Consent Agreement come fast and furious

A Consent Agreement by any other name is still an Emergency Manager Yesterday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder presented a Consent Agreement to the city of Detroit. You can read the 26-page Consent Agreement HERE (pdf). HuffPo Detroit has a great run-down of the key parts of the Consent Agreement HERE. There’s some surprisingly egregious stuff in there. Whoa. Here’s the […]

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Think Rick Santorum won the day yesterday? He didn’t. (Updated)

Think Rick Santorum won the day yesterday? He didn’t. (Updated)

Rick, you’ve been Romney’d All the headlines this morning are blaring “RICK SANTORUM WON THE DAY AND YES I’M SHOUTING!!! [Image credit: Daily Kos via Newseum] But they are wrong. As it turns out, even in Mississippi where Santorum got the most votes, Mitt Romney walked away with more delegates that poor Rick. In fact, yesterday Romney ended up with […]

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Another metro Detroit-area city headed toward a Financial Manager: Allen Park

Dunt, dunt, dunt. Another one bites the dust. In the never-ended steamroller crushing municipal debt, another Detroit-area city, Allen Park, appears to now be headed down the road toward the imposition of an Emergency Manager. This one may be voluntary. The Allen Park City Council Tuesday voted unanimously to start the process that could put the city on track for […]

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AFL-CIO enthusiastically endorses President Obama for his full-throated support of labor

AFL-CIO enthusiastically endorses President Obama for his full-throated support of labor

“I’ll place my bet on the American worker any day of the week” Yesterday, Richard L. Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO, sent out this statement: This afternoon, the AFL-CIO’s General Board voted unanimously to endorse President Obama for re-election. For many reasons, we are pledging to work with President Obama throughout the elections and in a second term. The […]

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What would you call a state that allowed employers to fire users of contraception? Arizona

What would you call a state that allowed employers to fire users of contraception? Arizona

Holy mother of goddess It’s almost impossible to believe this is true but Republicans that control Arizona’s legislature are pushing through legislation that will allow employers to fire employees who use contraception. You read that right: Legislation that will allow employers to fire employees who use contraception. The Republicans who control the Arizona legislature are pushing through a bill that […]

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Profound examples of how the Affordable Care Act is saving lives

How dare anyone call this evil? This first video is about Zoe. She was born with half a heart. By the time she was 6 months old, she had already had two open heart surgeries and was half-way to using up her lifetime cap. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, she is alive and will grow old. Here’s Zoe’s mom, […]

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Michigan Republicans pass anti-union bill that saves no money simply to harass unions

What’s the polite phrase for “dick move”? This past week, Michigan Republicans passed House Bill 4929 that prohibits school districts from doing automatic deductions from teachers’ paychecks to pay for their union dues. It was touted as a cost-saving measure by some. How much will it save? See, that’s the thing: Nothing. According to the most recent Senate Fiscal Analysis: […]

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Tuesday afternoon Michigan Emergency Manager news round-up – 3/13/2012

In our last episode… Detroit may avoid Emergency Manager by agreeing to a consent agreementThis morning, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder presented a consent agreement to Detroit city officials. This is basically his last offer before imposing an Emergency Manager on Michigan’s largest city. Michigan Radio reporting news from the Associated Press: Councilman James Tate says the deal includes an advisory […]

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