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Michigan under the GOP fist: 55 kindergarteners per class

THIS is obscene: City fire marshal investigators plan to inspect every Detroit Public Schools classroom after receiving complaints this week about overcrowded classes with more than 50 students. Detroit Fire Department representatives met Thursday with district officials to determine the maximum number of students for every classroom in the district, said Assistant Fire Marshal Osric Wilson. The fire marshal issued […]

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Detroit News poll: two-thirds of Michiganders do NOT want the GOP to tinker with No-Fault auto insurance

By a ratio of roughly two-to-one, voters in an on-going Detroit News poll reject reforming Michigan’s No-Fault insurance rules to remove mandatory lifetime medical coverage. However, if GOP lawmakers go against the will of the people, Michigan voters will have no recourse. The bill under consideration has an expenditure line item that makes it referendum-proof. This is the fourth time […]

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MLive poll: over 82% say “Recall Paul Scott!”

I’m traveling for work this week so it’s been light blogging. I thought you might enjoy this link, however: Poll: Should Rep. Paul Scott be recalled? Answer: with over 800 votes cast, an overwhelming number say “YES!”. 78+% in fact. [NOTE: this is even higher than the 61% in support of the recall that came out of a MIRS poll […]

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Michigan Supreme Ct. to GOP Rep. Paul Scott: “Strike three, you’re out!” Recall is STILL on!

After going to the Michigan Supreme Court well for a third time, GOP Representative Paul Scott has been smacked down a third and final time. The Supreme Court ruled today that Paul Scott’s recall WILL go forward. The Michigan Supreme Court says it will not stop or postpone a recall election targeting a state lawmaker. Today’s decision clears the way […]

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Republican-led voting registration restrictions finally come to Michigan

I think in our heart of hearts, all of us progressives in Michigan knew this was coming. Senate Bill 754 is one of a series of bills introduced this year with the purpose of making it harder for people to register to vote, and harder for the nonprofit organizations that perform the service of helping them to register to vote. […]

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First Lady Michelle Obama in Detroit – October 25, 2011 – PHOTOS!

First Lady Michelle Obama in Detroit – October 25, 2011 – PHOTOS!

First Lady Michelle Obama made a stop in Detroit today for a Democratic fundraiser. Appearing at the elegant Book Cadillac Hotel, she was met by an enthusiastic crowd. First Lady Michelle Obama [NOTE: All photos by Anne C. Savage. Please do not use without permission. We’re serious about that. Please ask first.] Before the event, she met with a group […]

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Rep. Eric Cantor to speak at University of Michigan on Oct. 31, will be greeted by protesters

Rep. Eric Cantor to speak at University of Michigan on Oct. 31, will be greeted by protesters

Next Monday, October 31, 2011 (Halloween!), Congressman Eric Cantor will be giving a speech on the Campus of the University of Michigan. When he arrives, he will be greeted by a multitude of protesters angry with his obstructionism and his anti-Middle Class agenda. Dear Fellow Graduate Student or University or Michigan faculty member, After previously canceling a public appearance at […]

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The constitutional hypocrisy of the tea party

I am on a number tea party email lists, just for the occasional laugh. I got one this morning from the Tea Party of West Michigan. The title of the email was “A message to all members of Tea Party of West Michigan: WE NEED YOU TO GET ACTIVE ON THIS STUFF OR WE WILL LOSE OUR REPUBLIC“. Here’s a […]

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Gov. Snyder & Att. Gen. Schuette involvement in Paul Scott recall is “clumsy and nakedly partisan”

As if it weren’t a big enough travesty that Rep. Paul Scott is asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider their ruling that his recall go on. Now Governor Rick Snyder & Attorney General Bill Schuette are sticking their noses into the matter. Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette filed requests with the Michigan Supreme Court today, asking […]

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Climate change deniers get pwned by their own Koch-paid-for study

Climate change deniers get pwned by their own Koch-paid-for study

So, you know the routine: the conservatives in this country are convinced, despite all scientific data to the contrary, that global climate change is a myth concocted by Al Gore and his minions to … raise money or something. (I don’t really understand their rationale, quite frankly.) Well, they got a bunch of climate scientists together and created the Berkeley […]

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Cain’s 9-9-9 tax scheme: a MASSIVE tax cut for the wealthy

Cain’s 9-9-9 tax scheme: a MASSIVE tax cut for the wealthy

There’s been a lot of talk lately about Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan (or 9-0-9 for po’ foke.) It’s not only a regressive tax that disproportionately impacts poor people, it’s also a MASSIVE give-away to the very, very rich. That weird looking thing to the right of this text is a graph of whose taxes go up and whose taxes go […]

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