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Cracked Up:  Debate A Window Into Divided GOP

Cracked Up: Debate A Window Into Divided GOP

Today’s Tea Party Republican Senate debate in Mt. Pleasant may tell us almost nothing about the candidate most likely to challenge Debbie Stabenow in November.   But it does say something about the cranky state of Republican Tea Party politics in Michigan. The Freep reported that Pete Hoekstra, the Republican frontrunner for Senate, is dissing the […]

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The “hooker thing”: Get over it?

There is a problem with sexism in Lansing, but it goes far beyond the fact that too many legislators make sexist comments and create a Capitol culture that’s disrespectful toward women. This is the pattern we’ve seen since Republicans took control last year. The overwhelmingly male Legislature – even more male these days – is […]

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Finally, a Watchdog on Wall Street

After holding the nation hostage during the debt crisis and refusing to extend the payroll tax cut without large giveaways to Big Oil and Wall Street, Congressional Republicans this week decided to begin 2012 just where they left off in 2011.  Embodying their role as hypocrites, Sen. Mitch McConnell and Republicans in Congress expressed “outrage” […]

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Invest in Kids, Not Corporations

In 2011, Gov. Snyder and the Republican majority in the state Legislature raided the School Aid Fund and slashed school funding, opting to give a $1.8 billion tax break to CEOs and corporations. When all was said and done, they cut school funding by almost a billion dollars, hurting our kids and making Michigan less […]