The People’s News 8/24

Here are today’s top Michi­gan news stories… DETROIT NEWS COLUMN: GOP flunks all efforts at reform — To say the GOP has earned an “F” thus far is an understatement. Now that the Leg­is­la­ture is back, Repub­li­can lead­ers can either con­tinue attack­ing pub­lic edu­ca­tion and the mid­dle class or actu­ally invest in our state and be the lead­ers that the pub­lic thought they elected. GRAND RAPIDS PRESS: Another […]

“…Shall Not Perish From This Earth.”

It has been a tough news weekend for the United States. I’ve been blocking out news coverage today and cringing every time I hear a partisan or pundit prognosticate about the decline of America, or our supposed shuffle closer to doomsday. My heart breaks hard every time I think about the selfless men and women […]

Faux Libertarianism is all the rage

Republicans are excellent at redefining things. They redefine reality through the use of false narratives, and they redefine their opponents through demonizing “the other.” Ever since George W Bush ruined the Republican brand, they’ve been using Libertarianism to redefine themselves. Let’s take a look at the difference between real Libertarians and Republicans who say they’re […]

Signs of the Times: HUNDREDS of Protest Signs of Rick Snyder & GOP Policies in Michigan

Signs of the Times from Michigan. A couple members of Solon Street started out taking a few pictures of signs at various protests in Michigan, and the collection has grown into the HUNDREDS (700+ in fact). Most of the citizen demonstrators, from a range of professions and backgrounds, are against Michigan Republican Governor Rick Snyder […]

RALLY PHOTOS – Michigan GOP pulling a Stealth-Walker move to damage unions


Last night on the Rachel Maddow Show where Rachel did a fine job outlining what’s going on in Michigan right now. Check it out: Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Basically, GOP members of Congress in Michigan are pushing through legislation that would allow the governor to declare a […]

Tim Walberg finally speaks truth (about the 60 vote threshold)

Cross-posted at Eclectablog. I’ve written about Tim Walberg before. He’s an über right-wing Republican one-term Representative from Michigan’s 7th Congressional District. In a press release today, he quotes a Huffington Post piece I did today that was posted here on Saturday. Then he goes on to say this: At the Western Washtenaw Democrats meeting last […]

The GOP’s One Unforgivable Sin

Sen. John Ensign’s confession that he had an extramarital affair with a member of his campaign staff is a good news/bad news story. It’s good news for Romney, Gingrich, Palin and other Republicans hoping to unseat Obama, but it’s bad news for a party that continues to lose voters. This is their problem, according to […]

GOP Magic Trick #101: Make Schools Disappear

At a press conference today, House Republicans pulled a rabbit out of a hat, and everyone cheered "Yay Republicans!"  Except instead of a rabbit, it was a plan to magically jump start the Michigan housing market.  And instead of a hat, it was their asses.  And instead of cheering "Yay Republicans!", we all went, "um… […]