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Breaking Now–Hundreds of protesters arrive at Michigan Capitol; inside crowd chants ‘this is our house’

LANSING — Demonstrators were massing at the Capitol before dawn this morning as Lansing braced for what was expected to be one of the largest — if not the largest — demonstration in state capital history against right-to-work legislation expected to pass the state House today. Protesters carried signs with messages such as “Snyder, veto […]

Obama slams Michigan bill as ‘right to work for less money’ – Article and Videos

At a Daimler AG plant in Redford, Michigan Monday, President Obama slammed the controversial “right-to-work” legislation expected to be signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder this week, saying the proposed law has ”nothing to do with economics” and “everything to do with politics.” “What they’re really talking about,” Obama added, “is giving you the […]

ALEC’s Fiscal Policies Get a Failing Grade in Major Analysis

Five years ago — at the height of the disastrous Bush-era fiscal policy of spend-and-spend on war-after-war, as our nation teetered on the event horizon of the housing bubble black hole, when the media was distracted with the business of scaring people shitless about dying a hideous lonely death from the bird flu — along came Arthur Laffer and ALEC with theirRich States, […]

Visit Delivering for America TODAY

here is something I received today that merits everyone’s attention: A bad idea that could dismantle the U.S. Postal Service is gaining traction in Congress, and we need your help to stop it. Working behind closed doors, holdover members of the House and Senate are trying to ram through harmful changes to the Postal Service […]

Poor management, not union intransigence, killed Hostess

The company had done almost nothing in the last 10 years to modernize or expand its offerings. Hostess first entered bankruptcy in 2004, when it was known as Interstate Bakeries. During its five years in Chapter 11, the firm obtained concessions from its unions worth $110 million a year. The unions accepted layoffs that brought […]

Corporate Control of Candidates & Elections – Topics, Contributions, Candidates and ALEC

It’s called “Corporatocracy” and as I’ve written for more than two years now, it is alive, well and on the rise.  Corporate involvement in government controls, regulations and programs has become dominant over the past two decades – and in the past four years it has increased exponentially following the election of America’s first African-American […]

Our system has failed this young man… like so many others

Today was one of those days…one of those days that make what I do very difficult. We were administering the state high school exit exam. A 2 part test that ever student in the state must pass in order to be eligible for graduation. There was this young brother in the class. I could see […]

There’s Been a Dictatorial Coup — Koch Bros. Have a Bunch of Czars Running Cities Across Michigan

…Backed by bales of corporate cash, Snyder won the general election by ceaselessly running a series of “job creator” ads (never mind that he had been a top executive and director of a computer corporation that relentlessly shipped thousands of American jobs out of the country until 2007, when the corporation itself was shipped to […]

Mr. President – You Can Stop the Transfer of Jobs From Private Sector to Prison Slave Labor

by Ex. Dir., Bob Sloan Today I read an article entitled: Fayette apparel plant to close; 119 to lose jobs Though the article opened with the foregoing headline, it didn’t immediately attract a lot of attention.  More and more we read about the loss of jobs due to the closure of small businesses all across the U.S. and […]