Who should we see sitting next to Secretary Duncan, joyfully reading stories to suitably enraptured Detroit school children but Gov. Rick Snyder.
The Detroit Public Schools emergency manager has announced his all-too-welcome decision to GTFO and step down in a couple weeks.
Obama’s best line was when he suggested that if the Republicans were sincere about their new outreach efforts to attract minorities, they might want to do a test run by reaching out to the President.
The fact that polls show the vast majority of Americans want stronger gun laws means absolutely nothing to Republicans, because citizens don’t affect their cash reserves.
The clock is ticking, and Detroit’s new Emergency Manager is listening. June 23 is the 50th anniversary of the date when Dr. Martin Luther King gave his first ‘I Have a Dream’ speech in Detroit.
Rick Snyder’s intention all along has been to hijack democracy in Michigan – and Detroit in particular – and now he officially accomplished exactly that.
According to Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, When in doubt and your opponent appears threatening, spread those cheeks and smile until it hurts.
It seems Gov. Rick Snyder is having a bit of difficulty finding anyone who wants the job of becoming the emergency manager for Detroit.
The fight to save public education and retain local control of those schools against hostile takeover attempts has now attracted nationwide attention.
Guns do not kill people. People armed with guns kill people. And people armed with assault rifles have the capability of killing a whole bunch of people in a matter of minutes.
if you want to get an idea of what is written in the post Election 2012 Koch Brothers Playbook (aka ‘How YOU Can Still Strangle Blue States in the Crib’), then you need look no further than Michigan.
Republicans are using Michigan as a grand experiment to see if they can get away with setting fire to democracy in plain sight. They want to see if revenge bears fruit in winter.
It was a great day for the nation when President Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term in office, and it was also a good day in Michigan when voters cast their ballots to reject Proposal 1.
The panic of some of the left after the first debate has eased into the realization that President Obama is in a good position to win a second term.
Romney is lying because Romney has to lie. It’s the best card he has to play in a stacked deck, betting on the ignorance and short term memory of the electorate.
The one discussion that has not been receiving quite as much focused attention is the race – and racism – factor in this campaign.
The portrayal of Romney as a well-meaning guy who’s just misguided, misinformed, and in over his head needs to come to an end.
Thanks to the margin of error in polling, the rather surreal scenario suggests that the actual number of black folks who do not want Romney to be president is less than zero.
Republican Governor Rick Snyder and his henchmen continue to do all they can to thwart the will of the people by forcing PA4 (the Emergency Manager law) down their throats.
The president still needs Joe Biden because has that same sort of everyman charm that Obama has never been able to pull off very well but that was Bill Clinton’s specialty.
Gov. Snyder isn’t yet receiving the off-with-his-independent-head kinda threats received by John Roberts after he also made the mistake of deciding to do the right thing rather than the easy thing
When the nuns are pissed off enough to become revolutionaries, you know we’re in for a serious fight folks.
A Ken doll could give more substantive answers to questions, but then maybe that’s Mitt Romney’s intent.
A GOP Super PAC had a genius plan to destroy Obama by connecting him (again) to his once-upon-a-time pastor Jeremiah Wright and accusing him of being a metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln.
Some hospitals are now essentially hiring some of Tony Soprano’s relatives and associates to come pay you a bedside visit and, you know, offer ‘words of encouragement.’ to pay your bill.
Republicans decided that the people of Michigan should not be allowed to vote on the Emergency Manager law because the size of the font on the petition. Seriously.
Despite scoring a recent major victory, opponents of Michigan’s Emergency Manager law had their efforts to get a repeal measure on the ballot blocked by Republicans on the Board of State Canvassers.
If Romney wins in November, urban communities around the country will be forced into dependency by hateful Republicans. If Obama loses, Detroit is a preview of things to come.
George Zimmerman has been arrested, but what happens when the next similar miscarriage of justice occurs? Or to the one that’s occurring right now that none of us have heard of and aren’t likely to?
Trumka’s decision to throw the full force of the nation’s largest union behind Obama will go a long way toward providing the margin of victory that Obama and the other Democratic 2012 contenders will need to get the job done.
Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum are utilizing lies about President Obama in a dangerously divisive manner designed to reach a boiling point.
Republicans have been plenty busy since Obama became president in 2008, and a large part of what has been occupying their time has been rigging the election of 2012.
If Obama wins reelection the GOP will have a choice, either snatch back the reins from the inmates or prepare to spend a long time viewing America from behind the walls of the asylum.
House Republicans are trying to place a provision in the payroll tax cut extension that would cut benefits for millions, including unemployed Republicans.
I’m guessing there are far more people on food stamps, and at risk of going on food stamps, than there are rich Republicans. There are almost certainly more unemployed folks than there are wealthy Republicans, and there are more unemployed folks collecting unemployment than there are wealthy Republicans. Matter of fact, I suspect there are…
As a significant part of President Obama’s defender of the middle class re-election strategy, his administration should pay more close attention to the ongoing fallout from the foreclosure crisis.
Detroiters raise their voices – and combine forces – to do whatever is necessary to prevent an EFM from being appointed by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder to oversee Michigan’s largest city.