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Law & Order: Schuette Trump Unit

Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette is the state’s top law enforcement official. It’s his job, as he put it when talking about the Flint Water Crisis, to seek out justice “without fear or favor.” So why is it that he continues to back someone like Donald Trump for president? Trump claims to be the candidate […]


It’s on Men

I shared an article the other day on my Facebook and Twitter accounts that talks about the forms of sexual harassment and violence that women experience in their everyday lives. It focused particularly on how women navigate interruptions, intrusions, and harassment from unknown men in public and the impact that it has on them. Women […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09:  Detriot Venture Partner General Partner Dan Gilbert speaks onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt at Pier 48 on September 9, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch) *** Local Caption *** Dan Gilbert

Don’t Feed the Alligators

By Sean Tobin Since 2011 the state has given out $1.8 billion in tax incentives per year to corporations in an attempt to cultivate economic growth. This comes despite the fact that this trickle-down type of tactic has a dubious track record, at best. The newest development, outlined in this article, is a proposal for […]


White Silence is Violence

I am likely one of the most patriotic people you will meet, I grew up loving our country and all the symbolism that reflects America: the flag, the national anthem, the Fourth of July. I even carry a computer with a flag case on it and once when I was younger had USA shaved into […]


GOP Silence on Marino is Deafening

Macomb County Commissioner and Republican candidate for the State House Steve Marino is apparently a fan of outsourcing jobs, lowering wages and forcing 10-year old children to work. Marino was caught making these abhorrent statements at a public meeting. This isn’t the first time that Marino was caught making statements that should make people question […]


Insult to Injury: Michigan GOP Has Learned Nothing from Flint Water Crisis

By Matthew Kovac Nearly a year after the Flint Water Crisis exploded onto the national stage, Gov. Snyder and his Republican colleagues appear hell-bent on creating the conditions for yet another environmental disaster. Back in July, Gov. Snyder appointed ex-BP oil lobbyist Heidi Grether to head the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Today the Michigan Senate’s […]