Trump’s planned publicity stunt where he is going to speak to autoworkers, non-autoworkers, and former union members has been denounced by the UAW.
Trump’s Michigan lawsuit about poll watchers not being given access has already disintegrated as the Detroit Free Press published video of a racist poll challenger who was removed by police for disruptive behavior.
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.
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.
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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.
Detroit faces austerity, vulture capitalists, and privatization as right wing ideologues pounce. Of course, no good will come of it.
The first beta-test of selling off a city to corporations began when an emergency manager in Detroit filed for bankruptcy, and it is a harbinger of the Republicans’ plan for the federal government.
Detroit’s democracy is being dismantled brick by brick and the people are being muzzled, perhaps in order to force them out of their neighborhoods so the elite can take over.
Who should we see sitting next to Secretary Duncan, joyfully reading stories to suitably enraptured Detroit school children but Gov. Rick Snyder.
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.
It seems Gov. Rick Snyder is having a bit of difficulty finding anyone who wants the job of becoming the emergency manager for Detroit.
Steve Doocy desperately tried to get reporter/author Charlie LeDuff to blame Democrats for Detroit’s problems only to watch LeDuff list the corrupt Republicans in the city’s history.
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.
Rep. Gov. Rick Snyder is pushing ‘right to work’ legislation through the lameduck session in order to defund the Democratic Party.
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.
Steve Rattner, former US Treasury Auto Adviser, said that if Mitt Romney had his way General Motors and Chrysler would have died.
Obama for America’s new ad, ‘Made in Ohio,’ features Ohioans who know just how important President Obama’s rescue of the auto industry was for them.
Romney, who wanted Detroit to go bankrupt, is angry that some auto dealers went bankrupt even though a bankrupt Detroit would have meant bankruptcy for all auto dealers
Detroit is facing a crisis. It may not be able to conduct a Presidential election due to lack of funding in the budget.