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How Occupy Changed the Conversation

How Occupy Changed the Conversation

My posse’s on Wall Street [email protected] Moulitsas “I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.” Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin D. Roosevelt is not Barack Obama. FDR was born into American royalty, the cousin of a President. He had a chance to study the intimacies of power more closely than any President until George W. Bush, who […]

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Michigan Senate Majority Leader introduces bill to prohibit university students from unionizing

Oops. Almost forgot one. In the Michigan Republican’s never-ending effort to stamp out every single public employee union in the state, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville introduced legislation this week to make sure university graduate student research assistants (GSRAs) don’t get any wise ideas. State Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville has introduced a bill that would bar graduate student research […]

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Both GOP presidential front-runners would have let Chrysler & GM fail

It’s a winning message…for President Obama It’s not just Mitt Romney that would have crashed the economy by letting Chrysler and GM fail. Rick Santorum would have, too: Making his Michigan campaign debut in the home of the auto industry, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Thursday he would not have supported the government bailout of General Motors and Chrysler.”If […]

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Could Mitt Romney Go Bankrupt?

Could Mitt Romney Go Bankrupt?

His morals have been in a blind trust for decades Mitt Romney isn’t stupid. Okay, in 2007-2008 he apparently invested $35.4 million in a presidential run that was over by Valentine’s Day. But that was to be the next Reagan. Priceless. He hasn’t spent any of his quarter billion in assets yet for this Reaganpalooza. He isn’t receiving much support […]

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Benton Harbor Emergency Manager Joe Harris appoints himself to several city commissions

Benton Harbor Emergency Manager Joe Harris appoints himself to several city commissions

It’s good to be the king The Herald-Palladium reports today that Benton Harbor Emergency Manager Joe Harris appointed himself to several city commissions. I guess he’s not planning on leaving soon after all… In an order dated Tuesday, Emergency Manager Joseph Harris removed, appointed or reappointed members to the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, the Cemetery Board, the Twin City Area Transportation […]

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Michigan GOP rebuked by TWO rulings by the SAME judge. Highland Park Emgcy Mgr may be out of a job.

Take that! And THAT! Ingham County Circuit Judge William Collette is on a roll. Yesterday he delivered two rulings that set Michigan Republicans back on their heels. First, he ruled that an obscene and blatant power grab by Oakland County Republicans is unconstitutional. An Ingham County judge on Wednesday struck down a controversial state law that changed the way Oakland […]

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The Romney Desperation Syndrome

The best election money can buy How desperate is Mitt Romney to win in his “home state” of Michigan? THIS desperate. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and his allies at the super PAC Restore Our Future are spending $1,240,230 in Michigan this week, according to a Republican media buyer. The former Pennsylvania senator is spending $42,443 — not a typo […]

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GOP Birth Control Mania Peaks

GOP Birth Control Mania Peaks

The 2012 election exists to prove that the GOP can do worse than Sarah Palin. By the great @LizzWinstead. On MSNBC this afternoon, Rick Santorum’s mega-baker Foster Friess (delicious name) said, “Back in my day, they used Bayer Aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly.” MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, who was conducting the […]

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The Michigan Santorum Surge continues – UDPATED

The Michigan Santorum Surge continues – UDPATED

Santorum surging all over Michigan On top of two recent polls showing Santorum surging all over Mitt Romney in Michigan, we now have two more: Two more polls show Rick Santorum with a lead in Michigan’s presidential primary — and a sizeable one at that.The MRG Michigan Poll, done in concert with Lansing-based Inside Michigan Politics, shows Santorum, the former […]

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My piece in The Nation on Michigan’s Emergency Manager law

My piece in The Nation on Michigan’s Emergency Manager law

Michigan’s Emergency Managers in the national spotlight In the current issue The Nation magazine, I have a piece titled “The Scandal of Michigan’s Emergency Managers” which is a general overview of Public Act 4, Michigan’s Emergency Manager law. For regular Eclectablog readers, there isn’t much new there but for those who haven’t been following, it’s likely to be a bit […]

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Pete Hoeksta’s “Yellow Girl” apologizes

Pete Hoeksta’s “Yellow Girl” apologizes

Now let that be a lesson to you The 21-year old actress that was in Pete Hoekstra’s racist campaign ad, described in his now-defunct website’s code as “Yellow Girl” (which their web team disingenously/laughingly describes as “a typo”), has apologized. Via the Angry Asian Man blog: The 21-year-old actress just released the following statement on her Facebook page expressing regret […]

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