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Detroit News wants a piece of the Emergency Manager action, I guess

Now tell me something I didn’t know The Detroit News ran a rather absurd article today titled “Michigan EM statute is strictest in nation”. No, dudes, the Michigan Emergency Manager statute is the ONLY ONE in the nation. Really, get your facts straight. The article is nothing more than a fluffy regurgitation of a handful of things I’ve been writing […]

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Michigan is 175 years old today! Why we fight for this beautiful state.

Michigan is 175 years old today! Why we fight for this beautiful state.

Happy Birfday! Today is Michigan’s 175th birthday. As a proud, lifelong Michigander, I am so happy to wish my beautiful state a glorious happy birthday. It’s because this state is so beautiful, has so much spirit and is full of so many amazing people that I and so many others will never give up the fight against the powers that […]

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Thousands in line by 8 a.m. in January for tickets to see Obama in Ann Arbor

Barackstar Obama It’s January in Michigan which means brrrrrr! That didn’t stop thousands of people from being in line by 8 a.m. this morning, hoping to score one of the 3,000 tickets that were being given out starting at 9 a.m. What rock concert was it? Not a rock concert but truly a rock star: tomorrow morning President Obama will […]

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Day 4 – First quarter fundraising drive

Day 4 – First quarter fundraising drive

Now you’re making me blush First, a big thanks to everyone who has made a donation this week. The support is so very much appreciated. In addition to the financial donations I have been getting, I have received so truly touching emails and comments. I got one yesterday that I would like to share with you. I’ve been reading your […]

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EXCLUSIVE: The cost of privatization – Pontiac has water contamination issues under United Water

This past year, the Emergency Manager of Pontiac at the time, Michael Stampfler signed a five-year contract with United Water to run their water and wastewater treatment systems. The move was said to save Pontiac an astonishing $2.8 million per year. I broke a story that made national news about the fact that, by hiring United Water, Stampfler had hired […]

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Michigan Republican has solution to Michigan’s financial crisis: cut the state income tax

Out of touch and out to lunch Republican state Senator Jack Brandenburg has an idea with what to do with the budget surplus created by taxing seniors’ pensions, cutting funding to cities and stripping $1 billion from schools: lower Michigan’s income tax. I’m not kidding. A proposal at the state Capitol would cut the Michigan income tax rate to 3.9 […]

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Some thoughts on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Some thoughts on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

I can haz inspiration? The classic response we hear from Obama-haters after he gives any speech is, “Yeah, he gives a great speech but…” And, surely, last night was a great speech. It was more than a great speech, it was an inspirational speech. Never before has a national politician spoken so openly and plainly about the unfairness in our […]

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Day 3 – First quarter fundraising drive

Day 3 – First quarter fundraising drive

Wait, you don’t get paid for this? The tip jar was pretty quiet yesterday but I am very thankful to those of you that have contributed so far. It surprises people that I don’t get much income from my blogging. As I was walking up to the Capitol building last week with my wife Anne C. Savage and co-blogger at […]

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While you were sleeping, President Obama authorized a daring hostage rescue

Chewing gum AND walking. A refreshing president. While you were sleeping and after giving an incredibly inspiring State of the State address, President Obama was busy overseeing/authorizing an daring hostage rescue of an American in Somalia and a Danish national. U.S. special operations forces have rescued a kidnapped American aid worker and her Danish colleague in Somalia, the White House […]

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When will the latest racist reference to Obama be the last? – Republican calls him a “tar baby”

When will the latest racist reference to Obama be the last? – Republican calls him a “tar baby”

What. The. Hell. Are you like me? Every time you hear some troglodyte Republican politician use a blatantly offensive racist comment about President Obama, do you think to yourself, “That’s just an anomaly. That won’t happen again.”? When some moron fowarded an email depicting President Obama as an African witch doctor, did you think, “Aw, geez. That’ll be the last […]

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John Boehner: President Obama is “pathetic” and “un-American”

If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say ANYTHING Remember that whole “you must support the president” thing we used to hear incessantly during the Bush administration? Bumper stickers demanding we “support the president”? Then what the hell is THIS? House Speaker John Boehner Tuesday forcefully denounced the Democrats’ campaign theme that they are for the middle class and Republicans […]

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