Trump showed up at a Ford factory in Michigan and told the workers in attendance that he doesn't use their vehicles and wouldn't buy one because they're too expensive.
Bad things generally happen when corporate fascist take over government and eliminate democracy, and it is a fact of life many Michigan citizens have learned the hard way; by being poisoned.
Ever since the civil unrest occurred in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked by the murder of Michael Brown by a police officer who got away with it, there have been anxious questioners wondering where else this type of unrest might catch fire.
Here in Detroit, the worst of what many of us have long suspected about Gov. Snyder's intentions toward our city and our schools may really be happening, because Snyder doesn't even need to hide those intentions anymore.
I'm having a rather hard time understanding why it is that the City of Baltimore has apparently made the decision to follow in the footsteps of my adopted hometown Detroit and is shutting off the water in poor peoples' homes for falling behind on their bills while allowing the larger - and significantly wealthier - corporations and businesses to slide on by.
Jeb Bush is marketing himself as a different kind of conservative, but his ideas support the same GOP policies that have failed before.
As Detroit continues its comeback struggle, perpetually seeking to redefine and recreate itself as a more updated community, one of the largest potential barriers to the realization of that goal is a sufficiently educated workforce.
In the next year and a half, as many as 150,000 people are expected to lose their homes due to foreclosures, representing nearly 1/5 of the entire population of the city of Detroit.
On Thursday evening, September 25, democracy was permitted to return to Detroit when City Council members voted unanimously to restore full power to the city's elected leaders.
This will be my last report from the fascinating progressive recharge called Netroots. It has been a memorable journey especially in light of the fact it was hosted by Detroit, rebounding slowly from its economic Tsunami.
When Netroots finally got down to the business of pumping up progressive causes, there was no shortage of expert advice to give the crowd the impetus to take their new knowledge back home and start applying it.
A coalition working with organizations and activists the world over to promote water as a basic human right filed a report with the U.N. Commission on Human Rights on behalf of tens-of-thousands of poor Detroit residents who are being denied access to running water.
Under Republican Governor Rick Snyder, Michigan shows how starving the beast and corporate giveaways plays out on a micro level, in case anyone missed it during the Bush years.
There were many winners and losers (and one who won and lost) in last night's elections, but the biggest winner was liberalism.
Judging by some of the recent headlines it appears that the big election day story coming out of Detroit is that Detroiters elected a white guy for mayor for the first time in more than 40 years.
Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years for essentially running the city as his own personal piggy bank and playpen.
If it happens here, it certainly won't end here. The threat to Detroit's democracy is a threat to everyone who values their right to vote.
The Republican goal is clear; either Washington concedes to divest its power and transfer it to the wealthy and their corporations, or they will, one way or the other, destroy the government.
Take a long, hard look at what Rick Snyder and turnaround specialist Kevyn Orr intend doing to pensioners in Detroit because it foreshadows Republicans in Congress intent for Social Security.
The Alabama Public Service Commission started a meeting about power rate structures with a prayer against Marriage Equality.