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.
A shot was fired at the rape culture Tuesday, as a private sector company, MOKO Social Media, stepped up to the plate by donating $100,000 to Detroit's Wayne Country Prosecutor's Office (Michigan) in order to help investigate a shameful backlog of rape kits.
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.
When Pink Floyd sang that "we don't need no education," I don't think church ministries are what they had in mind.
Even though most Republican governors are wary of going all-in on tax cuts for the rich and corporations like trickle-down failure Kansas governor Sam Brownback, they are going all in to raise taxes on their poor and middle class residents to avoid putting any "financial strain" on their wealthiest donors and their corporations.
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.
It's past time for the issue of gay marriage to be decided at the national, not just the local, level. The progress witnessed by the number of states that have approved same-sex marriage in recent years has been encouraging, but this should never have been a state's rights sort of issue.
President Obama told a huge, pumped up crowd that everyone needs to feel a sense of urgency about this election, and get their friends and neighbors to vote, because "Their vote could decide whether 28 million American workers get the raise they deserve."
What makes newspapers actions more despicable is that they are not owned by the Kochs, but they are using so-called "opinion and editorial" pages to promote Republican candidates, and push Kochs brother ideology and vision for America as the country's salvation.
If the person who you elected to represent you only listens to you when you are saying what he wants to hear, then perhaps it's time to choose someone else to represent you.
Don't look now, but even the mainstream corporate controlled media are catching on that Democrats are running more effective Senate campaigns than Republicans.
The national Republican Party is pulling out of the Michigan Senate race, and trying to spin their retreat as a "move of strength." But anyone who lives in Michigan has been privy to Terri Lynn Land's (R) rather spectacular fail.
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.
Some stories that hit the web this past week include political affiliation based on geography, driverless cars, recycled water in California and five ways humans may become extinct.
Republican lawmakers' plan to show how well they understand women instead proves how little they understand.
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 is the right to choose their reproductive health that women are most likely under attack from Republicans whose latest assault is restricting abortion coverage in private health care plans.
They will reduce working class Americans to serfs, put our children to work, rape our wives, sisters, and daughters, and let us die when we get too sick to be of any further use for them.
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.
It is no surprise that Rick Perry now finds himself being investigated for abuse of office charges and coercion revolving around the Texas Public Integrity Unit.