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When Will Republicans Learn That Government Can Not Be Run Like a Business?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

The only thing that matters in business is the bottom line. Fire thousands of workers or relocate a manufacturing plant abroad to a country where l...

What's Next for #PureMichigan?

Laura Packard | Posted 04.14.2016 | Detroit
Laura Packard

There hasn't historically been an emphasis here on higher education, because it wasn't needed to get a good factory job. But those jobs went away years ago, and we have a workforce without the training for white-collar jobs.

Corrupt Politics Poisoning the Destiny of Children

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Senators and Representatives want to know how and why the poisoning happened. Why did the State of Michigan and the US Environmental Protection Agency fail to safeguard the water of Flint? These are important questions.

Paying for Poison -- Rick Snyder Wants Taxpayer Money for Flint Water Crisis Legal Fees

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 03.10.2016 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

In a TMFS sketch, a spokesperson for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder defends the governor's request for $1.2 million for legal defense fees to defend the handling of the Flint Water Crisis.

#Flint: Letter to the Oppressors

Jonathan Walton | Posted 02.12.2016 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

What you have done is not hid from God. He sees clearly the deeds done in darkness and one day they will be brought to light.

Here's How America Could Change The Situation In Flint Overnight

Johnny L. Ricks | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Johnny L. Ricks

The citizens of Flint deserve much more than a steady convoy of trucks carrying privately donated bottled water. They deserve a full-fledged humanitarian military deployment, and a steady convoy of trucks carrying the equipment needed to repair their broken infrastructure and homes.

How America Poisoned This Flint Mother's Baby Girl

Michael Skolnik | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Michael Skolnik

None of this ever had to happen. But in 2014, an inadequate Republican governor, who is still in power today, tried to cut costs and Flint's entire water supply was poisoned. This is criminal. We have poisoned our children. American babies. American children. Our own people.

Stuck in the Pipeline

John Krifka | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
John Krifka

. . . lead doesn't kill people, political people kill people...

Facing the Hard Rock of Flint

Byron Williams | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices
Byron Williams

Through the lens of rankism, it becomes understandable why the complaints in May 2014 by Flint resident Bethany Hazard of a murky, foamy water coming from her taps went nowhere. She was told instead that Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analysis of the water met with state standards.

Veteran Ping Pong -- Cut The Crap

David Kanegis | Posted 01.31.2016 | Fifty
David Kanegis

If you're a Baby Boomer 'The Vietnam Conflict' still conjures up images of injustice, indifference and even hostility towards the men and women who put their lives on the line. Concerned citizens need to pay attention to the needs of our brave warriors both past and present.

Poisoned by Policy: The Real Price of Flint's Cheaper Source of Water

Phil Phelps | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Phil Phelps

When a home lacks running water, the government can and regularly does condemn the property or deem it inhabitable. You may think that this would never happen in America, but many people in the Flint area were forced out of their homes over the last few years for this very same reason.

Snyder Administration Defends Flint Water Crisis Handling - TMFS Sketch Comedy

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 01.14.2016 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

In a TMFS sketch, a spokesperson for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder defends the handling of the Flint water crisis....

Governor Snyder, Donald Trump and the Bankruptcy of American Values

Brian Stone | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
Brian Stone

On a chilly day in Michigan a refugee from Syria walked from the airport terminal onto the green land of his new home. He was greeted by a handful of ...

Why Indiana Wasn't a Turning Point on LGBT Rights -- and Why You Should Be Mad About It

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Back in March, when Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and the state's Republican-controlled legislature retreated under pressure on a Religious Restoration Freedom Act, many heralded the "moment" as a "turning point" in the battle for full LGBT rights. But last week both North Carolina and Michigan passed discriminatory laws far worse than Indiana's ever was.

Our Architecture, Ourselves: Building a Future in Detroit

Nancy Kotting | Posted 05.07.2016 | Detroit
Nancy Kotting

This is what makes Detroit such a powerful place: We don't allow our architecture to lie about who and what we are, where we have been nor the mistakes we have made. We let our historic architecture tell the truth. We have been through some nasty times, now take a seat and let me tell you a story.

REPORT: Michigan Governor Snyder Will Not Run For President

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican, will not run for U.S. president in 2016, Politico reported on Wednesday, ci...

Governor Ige Has Competition For Best 'Kermit The Frog' Impression

Posted 01.28.2015 | Hawaii

Hawaii is just getting used to the nasally monotone of its new governor, but David Ige -- the Twitterverse has noted -- sounds eerily familiar: Da...

Gov. Snyder's Casual Response to #Floodageddon Is Michigan's 'Katrina'

Brian Stone | Posted 10.13.2014 | Detroit
Brian Stone

Just like New Orleans' infamous sea wall, Gov. Snyder's drought of action in Detroit is rising to Katrina-levels of neglect.

Amanda Terkel

Rick Snyder's Position On Same-Sex Marriages 'Head-Spinning,' Key Lawyer Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the lawyers who successfully challenged Michigan's ban on marriage equality criticized Gov. Rick Snyder's (R) decision not to gra...

GOP Gov. Delivers Major Blow For LGBT Employees

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

Although Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder identifies as a Republican, he's painted himself as a moderate who is more interested in job creation than divisive...

Ashley Woods

GOP Governor Defends Right-To-Work Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- The Michigan Legislature's hasty passage of a right-to-work law in December 2012 was likely the most polarizing week of Gov. Rick Snyder's ...

GOP Gov. Announces Unprecedented Plan For Bankrupt City

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Gov. Rick Snyder called for his fellow Republicans in Michigan to join him in allocating up to $350 million in aid to retirees impacted by Detroit's b...

From Motown to Notown

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

Images of the city play like a science fiction movie narrating the end of America's successful experiment with diversity in a robust urban life style. Detroit has gone from 'Motown' to 'Notown.'

Rand Paul's GOP Is the Same Old Party

Lon Johnson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Detroit
Lon Johnson

Republicans are looking at changing demographics around the country, and they don't like what they see. Forced to confront this new reality, they must choose between changing their policies, or changing the rules whenever they can.

On Jobs Rick Snyder Is 'One Lucky Nerd'

Dale Hansen | Posted 12.28.2013 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

If we are to believe Rick Snyder is responsible for this job creation, he should be able to identify specific legislative actions that brought this improvement; otherwise the governor is just taking credit for the work of his predecessor.