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Ezra Klein: Congressional Super Committee’s failure is a progressive deficit-cutting dream

Ezra Klein makes a truly interesting point this morning with regards to the failure of the Deficit Commission “Super Committee”. Their failure to come to an agreement and the trigger pulled by that outcome is a dream situation for progressives. Imagine if the Democrats offered Republicans a deficit deal that had more than $3 in tax increases for every $1 […]

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I think now would be a good time for…

I think now would be a good time for…

…some trombone Obama. You’re welcome.

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Reporter writes an entire piece about how I am wrong and spells my blog’s name wrong throughout – Updated

Reporter writes an entire piece about how I am wrong and spells my blog’s name wrong throughout – Updated

I guess I ought to be flattered that Susan Demas at MLive took an entire article to tell me how wrong I am: Left complains about ‘almost secret’ workers’ compensation hearing on TV right now. I just wish she would have gotten my blog’s name spelled right. While promoting the liberal group We Are The People Michigan’s efforts against HB […]

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Michigan GOP takes first steps toward eliminating teachers from the classroom

Republican sponsored legislation, Senate Bill 619 recently passed the Senate. This bill represents what could be the first steps toward eliminating large numbers of teachers from Michigan classrooms. A proposal in Lansing would remove most restrictions on the ability of students to attend school over the Internet, in their pajamas, without setting foot inside a classroom. The proposal would remove […]

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Almost-secret hearing on Mich Workers Compensation changes happening TODAY!

Almost-secret hearing on Mich Workers Compensation changes happening TODAY!

For those of you reaching this post via Susan Demas’ silly article wherein she calls out some random liberal blogger on the internet, assigns his opinion as that of “the left”, and then files the story as “news”, I commend your attention to THIS POST. Last week, I wrote about proposed changes to Michigan’s Workers Compensation laws being put through […]

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Michigan Republicans end their recall efforts against Democrats

Turns out the Republicans’ retaliatory efforts to recall Democrats in Michigan was just an effort to collect contact information. Yesterday, Michigan Republican Party ended its recall drives against Democrats. Michigan Republicans have halted their efforts to recall state Democratic lawmakers, a spokesman said today. Stu Sandler, a consultant to the Michigan GOP who was organizing more than a dozen recall […]

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GOP using back door to derail government regulation – REINS Act & Regulatory Accountability Act

There are a pair of bills going through Congress right now that have the potential to radically alter the government’s ability to regulate industries and organizations in our country. The first of these is the childishly-named “Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act”(H.R. 10). Currently, Congress passes a regulatory law and it is up to the agencies […]

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Update on Ann Arbor teens’ anti-bullying petition

Last week, I wrote about Carson Borbely & Katy Butler, two inspiring Ann Arbor teens who have done something tangible and important to combat bullying in Michigan. Fighting back against a Senate-passed “License to Bully” bill that claims to be “anti-bullying”, the created a petition at Change.org. When I wrote my piece last Thursday, the petition had a bit over […]

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Remember when they pepper-sprayed the tea party demonstrators?

Remember when they pepper-sprayed the tea party demonstrators?

Remember when they tear-gassed pepper-sprayed the tea party demonstrators? Yeah, me neither. Or the Westboro Baptist Church morons? Funny about that, isn’t it? But, then, they weren’t being all threatening and violent by just, you know, sitting there, right? Like these guys?

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President Obama vows to veto efforts to shortcut Deficit Supercommittee’s failure trigger

Republicans are talking about passing legislation to shortcut the automatic spending triggers built in to the Deficit Reduction Supercommittee’s failure to come up with a plan. President Obama is having none of it. From this afternoon: Good afternoon. As you all know, last summer I signed a law that will cut nearly $1 trillion of spending over the next 10 […]

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Pretend Democrats Patrick Caddell & Douglas Schoen say President Obama must not run in 2012

Pretend Democrats Patrick Caddell & Douglas Schoen say President Obama must not run in 2012

Only on Fox News and the pages of the Wall Street Journal are PUMA-inciters Douglas Schoen and Patrick Caddell considered “Democrats”. Nevertheless, Fox and the WSJ trot them out from time to time to show the world that there is disharmony in the ranks of liberals and Democrats. The fact is, however, despite their resumes, these two are no more […]

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