Monthly Archives: November 2015

Gov. Snyder — Sly or Just Plain Stupid on Refugee Question?

Following is an infographic from the White House outlining the rigorous (9-part) screening process for refugees. If the Republican governors who wish to block refugee resettlement knew about this, they are guilty of intentionally misleading the public. If they were … Continue reading

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President Obama Spanks Gov. Snyder at G20 Summit News Conference

“That’s shameful. That’s not American. That’s not who we are.” President Obama speaking at the G20 Summit today on the issue of refusing Syrian refugees. Several weeks ago, Democracy Tree wrote about Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Sen. Gary Peters, and Gov. Rick … Continue reading

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New Traverse City Mayor Takes on Hunger Challenge

Traverse City Finds a New, Progressive Breed of Leadership for Michigan “You gotta give back something. I don’t want to see people suffering.” — Traverse City Mayor Jim Carruthers on what drives him as a public servant. Asking political leaders about … Continue reading

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Michigan Gets it Right — Know the Law on Identity Theft

Typically legislative resolutions earn little more than a passing chuckle — they’re either complete partisan hogwash or inane attempts by lawmakers to pad their legislative record with silly things like declaring January the Official Dish Soap Appreciation Month. But Michigan’s … Continue reading

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