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Green jobs conference coming to Detroit – Guest post by former Congressman Mark Schauer

Green jobs conference coming to Detroit – Guest post by former Congressman Mark Schauer

Green jobs ARE good jobs


I have written before(HERE and HERE) about former Congressman Mark Schauer’s involvement with the BlueGreen Alliance and his role as the national co-chair for their Jobs21! initiative. Mark has graciously agreed to write a guest post about an upcoming conference in Detroit that will focus on building jobs and employment in the green energy sector.

Enjoy.

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HECKUVA JOB, BUSHIE!

HECKUVA JOB, BUSHIE!

You know you’re in trouble when you’re looking for some of that George W. Bush glow. The last two “businessmen” to serve as president: Herbert Hoover and GW Bush. And we know how those worked out. nyti.ms/x2iMGi — Steve Sanders (@SteveSSanders) January 16, 2012 Mitt Romney received some encouraging news last week. His favorable/unfavorable rating improved to +1, 44/43. That […]

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Day 1: Second quarter fundraising drive – Win an iPod Nano and MORE!

Day 1: Second quarter fundraising drive – Win an iPod Nano and MORE!

Wait, you don’t get PAID to do this?! Hello, folks. Today is Day One of the second quarter fundraising drive at Eclectablog. As you probably know, this is not a paying gig for us. We make a little bit of money from advertisements like the one at the top of the page but, aside from that, what we do is […]

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Michigan Senate Majority Leader Richardville faces recall attempt – from a Republican

Michigan Senate Majority Leader Richardville faces recall attempt – from a Republican

We’re just not that into you. And neither are they.

In a true testament to exactly how politically polarized things have gotten in Michigan, former Monroe County Republican Party chair Jeff Andring has filed paperwork to recall Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville.

Andring says it’s because Richardville isn’t conservative enough.

[More after the jump.]

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Republican Joe Schwarz to announce run as a Democrat in Michigan’s 7th district tomorrow

Republican Joe Schwarz to announce run as a Democrat in Michigan’s 7th district tomorrow

We’ve sunk THIS low???

The Michigan Democratic Party has been busy recruiting a candidate to run against Tim Walberg in the 7th District where I live. However, as I reported back in March and others have reported since then, they aren’t recruiting Democrats, they are recruiting Joe Schwarz. A Republican.

I’m not kidding.

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This President’s Greatest Accomplishment

This President’s Greatest Accomplishment

It’s not keeping Palin out of the White House, but that’s close. Can I share with you the most offensive thing I’ve read since I last accidentally read chyron on the Bill O’Reilly show? David Greenberg writes in The New Republic: Because Barack Obama has accomplished relatively little in his first term—boxed in by a recalcitrant Republican opposition, the sluggish […]

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Congressman Sander Levin asks IRS to look into tax filings of right wing “policy house” Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Congressman Sander Levin asks IRS to look into tax filings of right wing “policy house” Mackinac Center for Public Policy

If you’re going to take over our state, you at least need to file the paperwork

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has long been the “policy house” for far-right conservatives in Michigan. Much like the national American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), their purpose in life is to create anti-union, pro-business policy and to assist in getting legislation passed that makes their policy law. In the process they work diligently to shape public dialog and the opinions of lawmakers in pursuit of their goals.

This is not a secret. They do it publicly and are brazen in their efforts.

Michigan Representative Sander Levin sees what they do as lobbying, which it is. He has proof and is now asking the Internal Revenue Service to look into the tax filings of this non-profit group which claims they do no lobbying. Rep. Levin sent the IRS a letter asking them to investigate…

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GOP Set to Double Student Loan Interest Rates

GOP Set to Double Student Loan Interest Rates

Millionaires to be blissfully unaffected. During last week’s debate on the Buffett Rule, the GOP complained again and again that the rule was a political ploy because it would only raise a few billion dollars every year. Also it would hurt the economy and possibly turn Grover Norquist into Grover Norquist HULK who bashes Republican brains with primary challengers made […]

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Has Mitt Romney already given up on Michigan? Magic Eight Ball sez “Signs point to yes”

Has Mitt Romney already given up on Michigan? Magic Eight Ball sez “Signs point to yes”

The number you have reached is no longer in service…


That is a picture of the (empty) Romney grassroots organizing office in Michigan, taken by the Michigan Democratic Party this morning. In their recent press release, they had this to say…

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Why Mitt Will Never Apologize for George W. Bush

Why Mitt Will Never Apologize for George W. Bush

This economy we ruined. These wars we didn’t end. These deficits we created over 8 years. How dare this President not fix everything immediately! When Mitt Romney realized he could only get the Republicans behind him by being George W. Bush’s biggest apologist, he must have known that would make him look like a fool. How could he defend going […]

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Vice President Biden talks about the influence of Super PAC money & the importance of grassroots organizing

Vice President Biden talks about the influence of Super PAC money & the importance of grassroots organizing

They got the dough, we got the GO(TV) As I wrote about in my piece “Super PACs turn their attention from supporting candidates to destroying President Obama“, the conservative Super PACs are gearing up for a relentless smear campaign against President Obama and his administration. These corporate funders have so much to lose by having a Democrat in the White […]

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