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Detroit NAACP celebrates its 100-year anniversary with an impressive 57th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner

Detroit NAACP celebrates its 100-year anniversary with an impressive 57th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner

Restoring hope for Detroit’s future

Last night, the Detroit NAACP held its 57th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner. This was a particularly auspicious event because this is the 100-year anniversary of the Detroit branch of the NAACP.

It is hard to understate the immensity of this event. Upwards of 6,000 people attended this gala event at the Cobo Center in Detroit. There were five podiums set up, ringing the room, each with a long line of seats for dignitaries stretching out on both sides.

The press conference before the event was attended not only by the award winners but such dignitaries as…

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Stop Pretending There Will Be Just One Attempted “Swiftboating” of President Obama

Stop Pretending There Will Be Just One Attempted “Swiftboating” of President Obama

Everyday they Swiftboat this President There’s a lot of hubbub about a new ad featuring conservative Navy SEALs. These purported ex-soldiers claim that President Obama is taking too much credit for the historically brave decision he made to go after bin Laden in Pakistan last year. Think Progress has pointed out that this ad has much in common with the […]

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My obligatory “Hey, I got my picture taken with Rachel Maddow” post

My obligatory “Hey, I got my picture taken with Rachel Maddow” post

The next best thing to being on The Rachel Maddow Show is this…

I mean, why wouldn’tchya…?

[Picture after the jump…]

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Photos and video from kick-off rally for the recall of Rick Snyder

Photos and video from kick-off rally for the recall of Rick Snyder

Wisconsin has our back! Yesterday’s kick-off rally for the second attempt to recall Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was far more sparsely attended than was hoped but the quality of the speakers was fantastic. The event was emceed by progressive talk show radio host (and my personal friend) Tony Trupiano, shown there at the right. Tony hosts the First Shift morning […]

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Book recommendation – The Fox Effect

Book recommendation – The Fox Effect

We mix the Kool-Aid, you swallow it For anyone who remembers 2009 and 2010, The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Network into a Propaganda Machine by David Brock, Ari Rabin-Havt and Media Matters for America will trigger a bit of PTSD. As the nation was suffering the result of eight years of failed Republican governance, conservative forces came […]

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A legitimate Democrat finally announces for Michigan’s 7th Congressional District — Ruben Marquez

A legitimate Democrat finally announces for Michigan’s 7th Congressional District — Ruben Marquez

Hallelujah!

As I wrote last Thursday, Republican Joe Schwarz, who was being wooed by the Democratic Party to run in Michigan’s 7th Congressional District on their behalf, decided last week NOT to run. This left only Kurt Haskell as the only candidate on the Democratic side and he is “a conspiracy theorist who worries about ‘government overreach’, talks about cutting taxes in the middle of a recession and isn’t a proponent an essential part of the Affordable Care Act.”

Well, on Friday, those of us Democrats in MI-07 got some very good news…

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5 reasons we can never let Mitt Romney become President of the United States

5 reasons we can never let Mitt Romney become President of the United States

Just For Men isn’t just Mitt’s favorite hair product, it’s his campaign slogan I have only one prediction about the rest of 2012: It will be confusing. 827,000 private sector jobs have already been created since January 1, 2012. And apparently, we’re supposed to believe this is bad—compared to the 600,000+ were we losing a month when the President took […]

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Republican Joe Schwarz declines to run as a Dem against Walberg in MI-07, Haskell only announced candidate

Republican Joe Schwarz declines to run as a Dem against Walberg in MI-07, Haskell only announced candidate

Seriously? There’s not a single legitimate Democrat in MI-07?

Contrary to what I was told by multiple sources last month, Republican Joe Schwarz has decided NOT to run as a Democrat against incumbent Republican Tim Walberg in Michigan’s 7th Congressional District. Schwarz was being recruited by Michigan Democrats to cross over despite his career as a Republican.

What we’re left with is … well … follow me over the jump and down the rabbit hole.

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An often-forgotten fact about George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech – UPDATED

An often-forgotten fact about George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech – UPDATED

Remember this? Most people don’t, at least not correctly.

Most people probably remember George W. Bush swooping down out of the sky in a fighter jet and alighting onto the deck of the USS Lincoln aircraft carrier to give a rousing war speech under a gigantic “Mission Accomplished” banner.

You probably remember that the USS Lincoln was in the Persian Gulf at the time and our “Wartime President” was there to celebrate the liberation of Iraq. Right?

Wrong.

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An America That Works Together

An America That Works Together

How to cure Wall Street’s sad. Rumor has it Wall Street isn’t happy with the President. The engineers of the financial markets that crumbled in 2008 think the President needs to give a speech similar to the “A More Perfect Union” speech he gave during his first campaign. He’ll bring the country together, ending all class resentment and restoring Wall […]

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Proponents of Emergency Manager law repeal use rare legal move to force certification of petitions

Proponents of Emergency Manager law repeal use rare legal move to force certification of petitions

I can haz democracy? The legal team for the Stand Up For Democracy coalition seeking to put the repeal of Public Act 4 — Michigan’s anti-democratic Emergency Manager law — are using a rare legal move to force the Board of State Canvassers to certify nearly a quarter million petition signatures and put the repeal on the November ballot. The […]

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