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New Hampshire Republicans jump the shark, introduce bill mandating laws reference the Magna Carta

New Hampshire Republicans jump the shark, introduce bill mandating laws reference the Magna Carta

I couldn’t believe this was true when I read it at Angry Black Lady Chronicles. Sadly, it is. As in other lines of work, lunchtime discussions among lawmakers at the State House often spur ideas. Sometimes those ideas become bills. And sometimes those bills seemed less strange over lunch. House Bill 1580 is the product of such a brainstorming session […]

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Imposition of yet another Emergency Manager in Michigan + other EM news

The Emergency Manager juggernaut continues to roll unabated in Michigan. In early December, I reported that Muskegon Heights school district was requesting an Emergency Manager and that a state review had been initiated. Yesterday, the Snyder administration added Highland Park schools to the list. An emergency manager may soon take charge of the Highland Park School District. A state review […]

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New logo

New logo

My lovely wife is tinkering around with an awesome new logo. You may see it change a bit over the next few days. Here are some current favorites: We’re wide open to feedback so let us know what you think.

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The amazing brilliance of Obama’s January 4th recess appointments

The amazing brilliance of Obama’s January 4th recess appointments

Yesterday, I wrote about President Obama giving recess appointments first to Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and then to three National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) members. In a blockquoted piece from Talking Points Memo was this tidbit: On the unprecedented nature of the appointment, McConnell and Boehner have a decent case. Both parties have […]

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As predicted, President Obama recess appoints three members to the National Labor Relations Board

As I predicted earlier this morning, President Obama has made three recess appointments in addition to Richard Cordray to be Director the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. All three are to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB): Sharon Block, Member, Terence F. Flynn, and Richard Griffin. These appointments are extremely important because without them, the NLRB cannot act. On anything. The […]

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David Cobb, champion of ending corporate personhood, to speak in Grand Rapids, Michigan

David Cobb, champion of ending corporate personhood, to speak in Grand Rapids, Michigan

David Cobb, a former Green Party candidate for president and current spokesperson for the Move to Amend initiative, will be speaking in Grand Rapids on January 12. I have no affiliation with Mr. Cobb or his group but their effort to revoke the treatment of corporations as persons (“corporate personhood”) with rights like “freedom of speech” and the ability to […]

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Obama’s recess appointment of Richard Cordray gives Mitch McConnell a sad

Oh, waa-aah. Cry me a goddam river, you obstructionist piece of dog poo. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is very upset at President Obama’s recess appointment of Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Although the Senate is not in recess, President Obama, in an unprecedented move, has arrogantly circumvented the American people by ‘recess’ appointing Richard Cordray […]

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President Obama to GOP obstructionists: “Screw you.” Recess appointment of Richard Cordray.

In the lastest edition of “We Can’t Wait” or, as I have come to think of it, “Screw you, Republican obstructionists”, President Obama today made a recess appointment of Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In a defiant display of executive power, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will buck GOP opposition and name Richard Cordray as the nation’s […]

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Slashing school funding and revenue sharing to cities has its benefits: a $1.3 billion surplus

Funny thing, when you slash funding to schools by $1 billion and stop sending tax revenues back to the cash-strapped cities where they were collected, you end up with a pretty big surplus, despite the massive tax cuts given to businesses. How big? Just over a billion dollars big. The state is bringing in more money than expected. That’s according […]

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President Obama signs bipartisan pipeline safety bill into law

President Obama signs bipartisan pipeline safety bill into law

In a rare act of bipartisanship, both the House and Senate recently passed H.R. 2845, the “Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011. According to the White House, “this bill doubles the maximum civil penalties for violations of Federal pipeline safety laws, authorizes the Transportation Department to issue various regulations related to leak prevention and detection’ and […]

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Glenn Greenwald and the national conversation about sexual assault & rape

Glenn Greenwald and the national conversation about sexual assault & rape

My friend Extreme Liberal posted a piece at Angry Black Lady Chronicles awhile back titled “I was sexually assaulted as a child”. With Glenn Greenwald’s obscene comments about my good friend Imani, the Angry Black Lady, I thought now might be a good time to tell my own story of being sexually molested as a young boy. Unlike Extreme Liberal’s […]

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