Category: Guest Post

GUEST POST: Attorneys’ support for Oakland Circuit Court Judge Lisa Gorcyca smacks of apple polishing

GUEST POST: Attorneys’ support for Oakland Circuit Court Judge Lisa Gorcyca smacks of apple polishing

Last year, Tali Wendrow penned two guest posts for Eclectablog. In the first, she described the outrageous treatment her family received at the hands of former Oakland County Prosecuter David Gorcyca and his staff. Here’s what Tali wrote in that piece: In late 2007, our family suffered a nightmare of enormous proportion as my husband was charged with the worst […]

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GUEST POST: Any support for Trump is support for bigotry, misogyny, racism, and sexism and deserves to be shamed

The following guest post was written by Ned Staebler, founder of the Michigan Talent Agenda. I’ve hesitated to write this for several reasons, not the least of which is that I hoped it wouldn’t be necessary. I hoped that, at some point, Republican Party voters would come to their senses. I hoped that GOP leaders would step up and be […]

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GUEST POST: Will State House lawmakers ever stand up for Flint?

GUEST POST: Will State House lawmakers ever stand up for Flint?

The following post was written by Sean McBrearty, Campaigns Organizer for Clean Water Action. Flint Rising, the coalition of community groups who have been combating the water crisis, has officially launched its website, FlintRising.com. The site is packed with stories from Flint residents and continues the great work that local activists have been doing on the ground to meet the […]

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GUEST POST – Michigan: Say NO to discrimination and stand up for small businesses

GUEST POST – Michigan: Say NO to discrimination and stand up for small businesses

The following guest post was written by my friend Chris Armstrong, Partnerships and Government Affairs Director for Small Business Majority. Chris was the former student body president of University of Michigan and experienced first hand the corrosive impacts of anti-gay bigotry at the hands of former state Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell who stalked and harassed him during his time […]

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GUEST POST: Education reformers’ “School Choice” is a false choice

GUEST POST: Education reformers’ “School Choice” is a false choice

The following essay was written by Mitchell Robinson and is cross-posted on his most-excellent blog at MitchellRobinson.net. Robinson is associate professor and chair of music education, and coordinator of the music student teaching program at Michigan State University. Follow Mitchell on Twitter at @mrobmsu. His essay is reposted here with permission. Enjoy. A major plank of most education reform agendas […]

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GUEST POST: What’s next for #PureMichigan?

GUEST POST: What’s next for #PureMichigan?

Today’s guest post is by Laura Packard, a partner at PowerThru Consulting, a growing national progressive digital consulting shop. Enjoy. Now that Snyder has effectively ruined our state brand, we should be thinking about what it is we DO want to be known for. We’ll have the chance to replace him in 2018 (or maybe even sooner, if he steps […]

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EXCLUSIVE: New study proves the connection between race and the imposition of Emergency Managers in Michigan

EXCLUSIVE: New study proves the connection between race and the imposition of Emergency Managers in Michigan

The following guest post was written by Nate Breznau of Mannheim Centre for European Social Research. He is the co-author of a new study that looked at the disparate racial impact of Michigan’s Emergency Manager law, Public Act 436. The academic study proves that the elements involved in the imposition of an Emergency Manager in a city go beyond simple […]

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GUEST POST: Future of Pontiac schools could hinge on outcome of millage vote THIS TUESDAY

GUEST POST: Future of Pontiac schools could hinge on outcome of millage vote THIS TUESDAY

The following guest post was written by Amy McKeever, a Pontiac School District teacher and the President of the Pontiac Education Association. Enjoy. While much attention has been focused on the horrendous condition of Detroit Public School buildings, the health and safety concerns are no less dire in the Pontiac School District, where the majority of buildings are over 50 […]

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GUEST POST: Pipeline safety legislation introduced by Sen. Gary Peters passes Senate

GUEST POST: Pipeline safety legislation introduced by Sen. Gary Peters passes Senate

The following guest post was written by Denny Green from Clean Water Action – Michigan. Enjoy Protest of Enbridge Line 5 pipeline in Mackinac City, summer 2015, photo by Anne C. Savage The U.S. Senate has just unanimously passed bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) through 2019, and improve pipeline safety and oversight. Introduced […]

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GUEST POST – Dishonoring the Constitution: The Senate majority’s fundamental misunderstanding of “Advice and Consent”

The following guest post was written by Nick Krieger, an attorney and former clerk in the Court of Appeals. Follow him on Twitter at @nckrieger. His essay is published here with permission. Enjoy. “Republican senators have dishonored the original meaning of the United States Constitution” We hear it almost every day. Like a broken record, the Republicans in the United […]

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GUEST POST: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Chris Christie?

GUEST POST: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Chris Christie?

The following essay was written by Mitchell Robinson and is cross-posted on his most-excellent blog at MitchellRobinson.net. Robinson is associate professor and chair of music education, and coordinator of the music student teaching program at Michigan State University. Follow Mitchell on Twitter at @mrobmsu. His essay is reposted here with permission. Enjoy. The news was shocking in its incongruence and […]

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