When Scott Walker announced his candidacy for president in July of this year, labor supporters across the country collectively groaned that the thought that anyone at all would consider voting for the anti-worker, Koch brothers puppet. Richard Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO put out a press release with just six words: Scott Walker is a national disgrace. Yesterday, Scott […]Read more ›
I don’t normally hammer on the mainstream media journalists in Michigan. The job they do is very difficult and they are doing it with fewer and fewer resources all the time. I also try to cultivate a reasonably positive relationship with them because I know the relationship between full-time journalists and bloggers is often contentious. That said, when a journalist […]Read more ›
UPDATED: Former MIGOP spokesman who suggested it’s time for “armed insurrection” hired as MLive op-ed contributor
Are you freaking KIDDING me???
So, did you hear about the former Michigan Republican Party spokesperson who asked if the SCOTUS decision on the Affordable Care Act justified armed insurrection?
His name is Matthew Davis and he just got hired as an op-ed contributor by MLive, one of Michigan’s largest media outlets. I am, sadly, not kidding.Read more ›
Julie Mack at the Kalamazoo Gazette has a piece titled “Are emergency managers part of the problem or part of the solution?” that quotes me extensively and asks, if not an emergency manager, then what is the solution to our failing cities’ problems? You can vote on the answer HERE. Two comments to Ms. Mack: characterizing me a just a […]Read more ›
Earlier this week, the Muskegon Chronicle published an op-ed by Steve Gunn, the conservative Communications Director of the anti-teachers union Education Action Group. In his op-ed he places the blame for the financial catastrophes happening in Michigan cities and school districts at the feet of unionized public employees. The people who hate the [Emergency Manager] law want you to believe […]Read more ›
Joe Harris has been on the job as Emergency Manager in Benton Harbor for over a year and a half now. However, a recent report indicates the success he is credited for at “turning Benton Harbor around” may not be based in fact. Michigan Radio has this important story. The State Treasurer’s office is reviewing an independent audit of Benton […]Read more ›