Monthly Archives: October 2014

One Newspaper Editorial Board Said “NO” to Snyder

Social media has been abuzz with questions and complaints over mainstream media’s political endorsements in Michigan this week. Last Sunday, the traditional day for many print newspaper gubernatorial endorsements, produced a monoculture of opinions — all supporting Gov. Snyder (spare … Continue reading

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Gov. Snyder – The Nation’s Poster Child for Privatization Gone Wrong

As News of Another Aramark Scandal Breaks, A New Report Nails Snyder Over his Failed Privatization Policies When it comes to monetizing the public sector, Michigan’s governor is the worst of the worst. In a recent Source Watch report from … Continue reading

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Lynn Mason — A Democrat to Watch in Michigan’s 86th District

Say what you may about money in politics — but the reality is, in the absence of serious reform, it remains a pay-to-play game. Lynn Mason, democratic candidate for the 86th House seat in Michigan, knew from the get-go that … Continue reading

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Snyder’s Latest Ad Tortures the Facts

Gov. Snyder, who has been howling mad about Mark Schauer’s assertion that he cut education spending by a billion dollars, has some ‘splainin to do about his latest ad claiming he invested “a billion dollars in our kids.” The ad … Continue reading

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MICHIGAN: 20 Questions For the Zombie Voter

Will Low-Information Voters (After an even lower information “debate”) Choose Michigan’s Next Governor?  While it turns out the Snyder-Schauer mano-a-mano town hall debate was more lame-o than anything else, its effect on the clueless voter is the larger concern. In … Continue reading

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Michigan’s Privatized Camera-Cops? Really Bad Idea

Michigan lawmakers are once again considering allowing the installation of traffic cameras as a source of revenue enhancement. It’s not their first attempt. Last year, Rep. Wayne Schmidt (R-104) introduced a bill to permit municipalities the use of red light … Continue reading

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Battleground Michigan: The War on Women

As the global war on women rages-on under the guise of religion, there are some hopeful signs here in Michigan, and across the nation. Despite the unending state-by-state GOP attacks on reproductive rights, the affordability and availability of contraception is … Continue reading

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FIGHT BACK! Challenge 3rd-Party Issue Ads and Win!

Arm Yourself with the Citizen’s Guide on How to Fight Back Against False 3rd-Party Ads Gov. Snyder is trying to fight an attack ad, although his sucker-punch probably won’t hit home. Yet, there are plenty of third-party ads attacking Michigan … Continue reading

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