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Does Justice Dept’s ruling on SC voter ID law bode well for repeal of Michigan’s Emergency Manager law?

This could signal an important foreshadowing of the U.S. Justice Department’s investigation of Michigan’s Emergency Manager law and its disparate impact on African Americans. The U.S. Department of Justice will block the voter ID provisions of an election law passed in South Carolina earlier this year because the state’s own statistics demonstrated that the photo identification requirement would have a […]

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No, Speaker Boehner, it’s NOT “hard to do the right thing”

Keeping a tax break for the majority of Americans in place just like Republicans fought for on behalf of skabillionaires last year was, of course, “the right thing to do”. A clear no-brainer, barely worth the breath it takes to discuss it. One would have thought all those House Republicans that signed the Grover Norquist pledge not to raise taxes […]

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There is no Santa, just utility bills

There is no Santa, just utility bills

As seen at the Arbor Brewing Company in Ann Arbor: I KNOW THERE IS NO SANTANO GIFTS AT MY TREEJUST BILL’S IN MY MAILBOXFROM MOFO DTE ENERGY

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Effort to unseat Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts a waste of time & energy

There aren’t too many people in Michigan more emphatic that we need to repeal Public Act 4 – Michigan’s Emergency Manager law – more than I am. But THIS is just an absurd waste of time. The Michigan Supreme Court will decide whether the office of emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools should be declared vacant because of a delay […]

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Michigan’s Emergency Manager situation gets coverage by MSNBC

Reverend Al Sharpton covered Michigan’s Emergency Manager law last night on Politics Nation. My now-famous chart showing the number of African Americans that will be impacted by this was mentioned with credit to me at around the 2:30 minute mark. They also used my audio of Emergency Manager Joe Harris without attribution. That comes in around 5:50 and is incorrectly […]

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The Toil Index – Keeping the 99% busy…at work

The Toil Index – Keeping the 99% busy…at work

Via Laura Conaway at The Maddow Blog: Ezra Klein today runs a year-in-charts post that’s purely the excellent. It includes the Toil Index, by the excellent economist Robert Frank. Basically, it shows why it’s so hard for working people to live decently these days. Working families are running faster and faster just to afford the same things their parents enjoyed, […]

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Republicans in Washington beginning to turn on their own

You know how piranhas and sharks, when they are in the middle of a feeding frenzy, will start to eat each other??? That’s pretty much what’s happening in Washington, D.C. right now. From Dana Bash at CNNPolitics: “The House Republicans have painted themselves into a corner. They are on their own,” a Senate GOP leadership aide told CNN. “This is […]

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Tim Walberg voted against extending the middle class tax cuts & extending unemployment insurance

Yesterday during Roll Call Vote 946, my Representative, Congressman Tim Walberg, voted against extending the middle class tax cuts and unemployment insurance for unemployed Americans. The bill is H.R.3630. I just sent him this note and I urge you to do the same: I am appalled that my Representative to Congress voted AGAINST the bill to extend the payroll tax […]

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Michigan town rolls back the clock 5 decades, bans water fluoridation

Michigan town rolls back the clock 5 decades, bans water fluoridation

The Board of Trustees in Hamburg Township, home of Hell, Michigan, voted this week by a 5-2 vote, to ban water fluoridation in their community. Hartland Township will no longer fluoridate its water supply. The Board of Trustees voted 5-2 Tuesday to immediately cease adding the element to its water supply after a lengthy discussion that echoed what became a […]

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Detroit takes another step closer to the imposition an Emergency Manager and governmental martial law

One step closer to half the African Americans in Michigan being without local democracy and being disenfranchised. If Inkster, which is one step ahead of Detroit, falls as well, OVER half will be. A preliminary review of Detroit’s finances has moved the city a step closer to appointment of an emergency manager. Treasurer Andy Dillon issued a statement today that […]

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder: we’re done robbing the public schools for now

I guess we’re supposed to be thankful for this? Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said this week that he’s done robbing from our children to balance the state’s books after he took $1 billion from the school fund to help pay for an 86% tax cut for businesses. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Tuesday that his next budget proposal likely won’t […]

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