In my estimation, the Paul Ryan pick was the definitive sign that the GOP has written off this presidential election as a loss.
There were a few times up in Michigan when our entire family drove to Mississippi to visit my father's siblings. And we dreamed of making "good time." I never knew until much later in life that good time might be an important concept and achievement.
I have spent the last 30 years or so traipsing around this globe looking for paranormal stories and investigating weirdness that I have witnessed and experienced for myself. The planet does not disappoint!
This deep recession we are experiencing nationwide should be a wake-up call to local government leaders that businesses have to feel they have a 'friend' in city hall.
The Kalamazoo River spill undercuts all the safety claims about speedy response (it took them more than 17 hours to shut the pipeline down) and leak detection (the spill was identified by a staffer from a natural gas utility in Michigan).
On July 25, 2010, an oil company spilled more than a million gallons of toxic tar sands crude just a few miles from Susan Connolly's house. As the spill spread, they could smell the fumes. But it wasn't until later that night that they realized something was seriously wrong
Just as voting is fundamental to our system of government, informed voting makes it work correctly.
Across the border in Texas and down I-90 is Beaumont, home to the world's third-largest fire hydrant, painted in Dalmatian spots, ready for its close-up.
Having the state live up to its legally binding obligations to the city is worth fighting for. That is especially so when the alternative amounts to a complete abandonment of every principle that has made our society worth living in.
How's this for a summer blockbuster -- the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of Michigan for violating the "right to learn" of its children, a right guaranteed under an obscure state law.
Dingell, who's running for re-election to the seat in Michigan's newly drawn 12th Congressional District, set off a firestorm when he was quoted as saying: "I never thought ignorance or inexperience was a qualification for running for office."
Not every family vacation has to devolve into insanity. It's not repeatedly traveling that yields trauma; it's repeating the same bad habits while ignoring their outcomes.
I like to win. I don't think that makes me very different from most people. But, it's not often that I get to declare a win-win-win though. Which is why today's announcement in Michigan is so exciting!
Pliable elected officials, by definition, yield easily to the whims of others -- usually those who fund their campaigns or sell them their endorsements. Anybody who speaks the truth -- much less acts on it -- is a threat to their unchecked grasp on power.
Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Sayre Quevedo This week's 5-4 Supreme...
You've proven what I deeply believe: Mother love is a force to be reckoned with. I am so honored to be by your side, knowing that everything we do will make the world just a little bit better for our children.