The poisoning of Flint's school children is what is expected when Republicans abolish democracy to provide more money for the rich
Gov. Snyder has no intention of allowing the people of Detroit any say-so when it comes to Detroit Public Schools.
We can't blame this on Obama. And we can't blame it on Detroit voters not turning out at the polls either. Despite high turnout in Detroit, Republican Rick Snyder was re-elected as Governor of Michigan.
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.
There are those who find themselves surprised that Democratic challenger Mark Schauer now finds himself with a slim lead over sitting Gov. Rick Snyder in the contest over who will lead Michigan forward for the next term. I'm not one of those people.
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.
It's hardly a surprise that U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes declared on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2013, that Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy.
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.
With entire swaths of Detroit uninhabited, some white knights are swooping in and buying up empty lots, parking lots and buildings both big and small.
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.
Michigan Gov. Snyder's Education Achievement Authority has been created for the sole purpose of establishing a workable model demonstrating how to destroy the nation's public education system.
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.
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.
It seems Gov. Rick Snyder is having a bit of difficulty finding anyone who wants the job of becoming the emergency manager for Detroit.
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.