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A New Chapter

  By Matthew Kovac Three years ago, my future coworkers asked why I wanted to join them in Michigan. I was Skyping in from the Chicago suburbs, fresh from journalism school and just 40 minutes away from a metropolis overflowing with its own racial and economic injustices to expose. Why pick up and move? The […]

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Our Friend Tony

  A few years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Tony Trupiano. It was like meeting someone you know because I had listened to Tony’s radio show on various platforms. Tony’s show gave voice to all of our concerns during the Bush years. He gave a platform to folks talking about issues that no […]

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Bill Schuette’s Rank Hypocrisy

  If you’re in the mood for a cobbled-together, bad-talking-point-riddled bit of rank hypocrisy, you should check out Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette’s column in the Detroit News today. Schuette says state elected officials should be compelled to disclose “personal financial information” just like those at the federal level and then follows up by saying […]

FLINT, MI - JANUARY 27:  Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder speaks to the media regarding the status of the Flint water crisis on January 27, 2016 at Flint City Hall in Flint, Michigan.  A federal state of emergency has been declared in Flint related to the city's water becoming contaminated.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

After Michigan Disaster, “Right-to-Work” Gets Zero Votes in Illinois

In 2012, Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation making Michigan a “right-to-work” state. At the bill signing, done while thousands protested outside the governor’s office, Snyder explained, “Again, I don’t view this as anti-union at all. I believe this is pro-worker.” Despite Snyder’s corporate rhetoric, wages are down in Michigan since he signed the bill into […]

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Brian Calley’s Government Done Wrong

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley has launched another online ad teasing his expected announcement for a run or higher office later this month. This time, his ad ends with Calley saying: “Government does work when done right.” That’s a strange claim coming from someone like Brian Calley, whose time spent as Rick Snyder’s right hand man […]