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The liberty to love?

There are some things we have come to expect in Michigan since 2010: When something is not on Governor Snyder’s agenda it means it is fast tracked; When there is a troubling world issue you can expect Terry Lynn Land to fundraise off of it; and When conservatives put forward a bill to “protect religious…

Lifestyles of the rich and elected

Monday, while working Michiganders struggled to make ends meet, Gov. Snyder was being wined and dined at a luxury steakhouse in Beijing. Meals on Snyder’s China junket have lasted three hours and included everything from eel to white chocolate flower petals that blossomed when marinated in hot chocolate. In the background of this video, you…

Consider this a teaching moment

Can’t afford to pay for school lunches? Didn’t fill out the proper paperwork? Today, Fox News recommended throwing the meal away as a “teaching moment.” This kind of thinking is popular among those trying to privatize Michigan’s public education system. Aside from embarrassing students in front of their classmates, the only reason to promote such…

Beyond barbecues: Labor Day

The Flint Sit-Down Strike, the Battle of the Overpass and the Anti-Right to Work rally last year — for generations, Michigan’s unions have been bloodied, gassed and arrested in order to protect the right to organize and the well-being of working families across the state. Unions were integral in establishing the eight-hour workday, implementing workplace safety regulations and building…