Kevyn Orr: I can cut somebody’s throat and leave them to bleed …


If I haven’t told you lately that Detroit EM Kevyn Orr is a bully, that’s my bad. I knew he was going to be a bully when he took the job, stood up in front of everyone and said, “Don’t make me go to bankruptcy court. You won’t enjoy it.” Who starts out that way? […]

Wednesday afternoon Michigan Emergency Manager news round-up


It just goes on and on and on again… Decision to close Highland Park school not made by Emergency Manager Jack Martin Contrary to what some outlets have reported, the decision to close Barber Focus school was NOT made by new Emergency Manager Jack Martin During a parent meeting on Monday, superintendent Edith Hightower announced […]

One Merry Year in Michigan: Twas the Nerd Who Stole Christmas Version

The State of Michigan goes through a long year into a Holiday Season in which Governor Rick Snyder and Michigan Republicans do their very best attempting steal away as much joy for themselves and their cronies, Grinch style. But hope here is still strong, and most (True Michigan) liberal hearts are certainly not “two sizes […]

Roger Fraser, overseer of Michigan’s Emergency Managers has a sketchy financial history of his own

My latest piece at A2Politico gives an illuminating look at the number two administrator in the Snyder administration in charge of our state’s Emergency Managers. His name is Roger Fraser and, until earlier he was the City Administrator for Ann Arbor, Michigan’s sixth largest city, a position he held for nine years. He currently has […]