Monthly Archives: December 2014

Michigan’s Corporate Welfare Queens Should Pee in a Cup

Last Friday, Gov. Snyder signed into law a pilot program to test welfare family members for illegal drug use. So, in the spirit of fairness for keeping all welfare recipients in line, Michigan should require corporate leaders who receive state … Continue reading

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Law Will Kill Biodiversity in Michigan

Nearly two years ago, Sen. Tom Casperson introduced a bill intended to revise the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act of 1994 —  Senate Bill 78 lurked quietly in committee for the duration, until it reared its ugly head last week and passed … Continue reading

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Conservatives Demand Special Protections at U of M

Disingenuous Outrage The speech police in Michigan are mortified over an opinion piece authored by University of Michigan professor Susan J. Douglas titled “It’s Okay to Hate Republicans.” It appeared Monday at the website In These Times. Douglas explained her position: “I hate … Continue reading

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Visionaries Elizabeth Warren & Michael Moore – Called it Back in 2009

Five years ago, Elizabeth Warren predicted the sorry outcome of our Great Recession, and Michael Moore predicted mass protests — they both hit the mark. This past week, a chorus of commentary placed Elizabeth Warren front and center as the … Continue reading

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Aramark at the World Series – Get Your Moldy Hot Dogs Here!

Cockroaches, swarms of fruit flies, rodent droppings, unsafe food temperatures, unsanitary kitchens, food prep employees not washing their hands, moldy and expired perishables…Blech! Yep, Aramark’s at it again. So, which prison is it this time? It’s not. The above vermin … Continue reading

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Coming Your Way Soon: Liberalism in 500 Words or Less

The flagship of American liberalism sank last Friday morning, slipping quietly beneath the waves under the steerage of new leadership operating with the notion that progressive readers can no longer survive beyond the 500 word mark. Our click-bait culture is … Continue reading

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Privatization Fail: Virtual School K-12 Inc. Gets Spanked By Wall Street

With 9 cyber school contracts in Michigan, K-12 Inc. is getting clobbered by Investors The invisible hand of the market is seriously bitch-slapping K-12 Inc., the cyber school start-up launched over a dozen years ago with $10 million in seed … Continue reading

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The Exploitation and Criminalization of Poverty in America

Aramark is in the news again, and this time it’s not about their failed Michigan prison food service contract, but it’s just as reprehensible. The Exploitation and Criminalization of the Homeless QUESTION: Do you know what the symbol to the … Continue reading

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New Ruling May Close the Black Hole of Dark Money in Michigan Politics

For the second time in three years, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson vacated a 2007 Federal Election Commission rule which had for all practical purposes gutted the requirement for organizations who sponsor third-party campaign issue ads to reveal … Continue reading

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