Rauner Tells Illinois Democrats if They Won’t Punish the Taxpayers, He Will: Part II of a Series Covering Illinois Politics

Rauner has chosen to plunder the state for his own private interest and those of his cronies.

Republican Redux: Governor Bruce Rauner Brings Ruin to Illinois: Part I of a Series Covering Illinois Politics

Rauner is falling in with the strategy we have seen from Sam Brownback in Kansas, Scott Walker in Wisconsin, and Rick Snyder in Michigan

Can’t Blame Obama: African-American Voters Showed Up But Rick Snyder Won In Michigan

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.

Michiganders Force Returning Lawmakers to Take the Walk of Shame

More than 100 Michigan workers welcomed back their lawmakers to the Capitol with shouts of 'Shame!', after they voted to force workers to work for less.

If this is war in Michigan, then we had better win

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.

Death of Democracy in Michigan: Pepper Sprayed for Exercising First Amendment Rights

The right to protest is one of our most basic rights as Americans., but former U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer was one of many citizens pepper-sprayed by police Tuesday in Michigan.

The Right to Work Shot Heard Around the World Won’t End Well for Conservatives

Unions are a part of capitalism; they are one of the self-regulating forces that can serve to keep 'too-big-to-fail' at bay. They are a check on absolute power.

You live in Michigan? Your rights are optional

If you want to get an idea of what Republican revenge for President Obama's victory in 2012 looks like, look no further than Michigan.

You Have the Freedom to be Pepper Sprayed in Rick Snyder’s Michigan

His decision to pepper spraying protesters shows just how much Rick Snyder respects people making choices.

The Eight Lies Behind The Republican Push For Right To Work Laws

Here are eight lies being used to prop up 'right to work' laws popping up in Republican governed states all over the country.