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Rick Michigan’s Tea Party

Image by Urban~Spaceman via Flickr The inmates are taking over the asylum. In a big and incredibly under-reported story that some of us who count tea bags have been predicting for weeks now, the far right tea party caucus of the Michigan Republican Party is taking over. Thousands of cranky “tea party” types showed up…

Massive oil spill, Sarah Palin, Bart Stupak–together

Catholics are praying, the feds are mobilized, and BP is hiring local Louisiana fishers to help fight the massive and catastrophic BP oil spill. Me, I’m frustrated, angry and agree with the suggestion that anyone who shouted “Drill, baby, drill”—especially Sarah Palin—be required to go down to Louisiana and start scooping up the oily mousse…

A Proposal To Save Michigan’s Schools

Michigan’s budget crisis shows no signs of being resolved anytime soon. In the meantime, Michigan’s students face devastation because of sharp cuts in school funding. Our students are not getting the education they need to compete for good paying jobs because Michigan’s budget cuts have taken away vital resources. Worse, it has led to teachers…

Michigan Immigration Law Protests Today

Michiganders Hold Vigils to Protest Extreme Arizona Immigration Law Legislation opposed by law enforcement, mandates racial profiling Detroit Saturday, April 24, 1:00 PM Western High School, 1500 Scotten State Representatives Tlaib and Young UNITE-HERE Local 24 Political Director Dia Pearce Ann Arbor Saturday, April 24, 1:00 PM Federal Building, 200 E. Liberty In response to…