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Our Friend Tony

  A few years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Tony Trupiano. It was like meeting someone you know because I had listened to Tony’s radio show on various platforms. Tony’s show gave voice to all of our concerns during the Bush years. He gave a platform to folks talking about issues that no […]

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Schuette Missing in Action on Opiate Addiction Crisis

Last week, Ohio Attorney General Michael DeWine announced he was suing five pharmaceutical companies for their role in the opiate addiction crisis in America. The suit alleges the companies flooded the market with prescription painkillers leading to the addiction for many who took them. DeWine claimed suing these companies was a “moral obligation” because the […]

FLINT, MI - JANUARY 27:  Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder speaks to the media regarding the status of the Flint water crisis on January 27, 2016 at Flint City Hall in Flint, Michigan.  A federal state of emergency has been declared in Flint related to the city's water becoming contaminated.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

After Michigan Disaster, “Right-to-Work” Gets Zero Votes in Illinois

In 2012, Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation making Michigan a “right-to-work” state. At the bill signing, done while thousands protested outside the governor’s office, Snyder explained, “Again, I don’t view this as anti-union at all. I believe this is pro-worker.” Despite Snyder’s corporate rhetoric, wages are down in Michigan since he signed the bill into […]

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Two Ways to Respond to Fixed Incomes

This month, we have seen two different responses to those living on fixed incomes. Earlier this month, State Senator Patrick Colbeck (R – Canton) took to social media to complain about his salary describing it as a “fixed income” and giving others tips on how they can follow his lead and cut their cable and […]

ruthjohnson

Is Ruth Johnson Hopped Up?

Oh My God! Michigan’s Secretary of State Ruth Johnson released an odd video starring a kangaroo biting her face after she finished a spoken word rap song about the virtues of the internet. Don’t believe me? Check it out. Gimmicks like this are not the type of leadership Michigan needs right now. Michigan has fallen […]

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GOP to Cops: Blue Lives Don’t Matter

Republicans love to wrap themselves in the flag, wave around (albeit not always read) the Constitution and sow division by embracing phrases such as “Blue Lives Matter.” But, this week Lansing Republicans showed just how much police lives (and teacher lives, and firefighter lives, etc.) matter to them by proposing cuts to retiree health care. […]