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Conservatives Don't Really Care About Improving Education

Dale Hansen | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Dale Hansen

No one is suggesting that we can't improve educational outcomes but pretending that a severely biased reading of an immaterial report somehow confirms the need for highly suspect partisan solutions could be the best example of where our school systems really do need to improve.

Gov. Rick Snyder: One Misleading Flip-flopper

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

So far in this election cycle, Snyder and his team of experts have proven to be very good at creating catchy nicknames and misrepresenting data to make it appear the governor has had a positive impact.

The Michigan Governor's Race Just Got More Interesting

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

Michigan's Democratic candidate for governor announced his running mate Thursday, choosing a former lawmaker who has championed women's rights and mar...

Bad Ads and Worse Puns for Rick Snyder: Inside the Koch Brothers' War-Room

Kevin Walsh | Posted 06.01.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Always a fan of strange ads, I thought I'd deconstruct the possible creation of this beauty -- a close second to Rick Snyder's scuba-diving Super Bowl ad.

Amanda Terkel

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

Rick Snyder: Michigan Won't Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder says Michigan won't recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend. The marriages were ...

Saturday Morning Marriage-Rush: Families Racing Against Their Government

Kevin Walsh | Posted 05.22.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

The Oklahoma land-rush scene from Far and Away, best illustrates what's happening this morning in many county clerk's offices in Michigan.

Ashley Woods

Voters Call Gov. Rick Snyder 'Out Of Touch' | Ashley Woods | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's lead over Democratic challenger Mark Schauer has dropped to a thin margin and a majority of likely voters considers the Re...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Man With Link To Michigan Governor Allegedly Posed As A Journalist To Film His Opponent | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- A videographer who reportedly had once worked on a campaign video for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) posed as a CNN staffer to record footag...

Can Michigan Really Trust Gov. Rick Snyder?

Dale Hansen | Posted 04.27.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Given how divisive right to work would be, it should come as no surprise that the governor would want to insulate Republican members of the state house and senate from taking a potentially damaging vote that would expose their true intentions shortly before an election. The governor, however, tells a different story.

Gov. Rick Snyder Is Working to Destroy Public Schools

Dale Hansen | Posted 04.21.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Regardless of all of these potential problem areas, Rick Snyder and Michigan Republicans know that every school they deem failing will simply be converted to a charter school, which pulls more students out of traditional public schools.

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...

Michigan Wolves Don't Need to Die

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.19.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Protected since 1973 under the Endangered Species Act, Michigan wolves were delisted at the start of 2012. By the end of that year, Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation declaring them fair game for hunting. Why? Because... Well, that's a tough question to answer.

Then Along Came a Snyder: Super Bowl Scuba-Governor and Four Great Lake Shipwrecks to Explore Before the $30 Million Tidal Wave Hits

Kevin Walsh | Posted 04.17.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Some disturbing images are tough to shake. Not every Super Bowl ad offers a snorkeling governor rising dramatically from the depths of a swimming pool. Toss in the Phil Hartman-like cheesy narrator and you've got a $400,000 bid for amnesia.

Ashley Woods

GOP Governor Defends Right-To-Work Decision | 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 ...

Do Republicans Really Want a Balanced Budget Amendment?

Dale Hansen | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

No one argues that the government shouldn't be more prudent with its money, but a balanced budget amendment does almost nothing to address the underlying problems that lead to wasteful spending.

GOP Governor Launches Re-election Campaign

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

When it came to the prospects of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) running for re-election, it was never will he or won't he. More like: when will he? ...

Elise Foley

Rick Snyder: Fix The 'Dumb System' On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) had two messages Friday about the need for immigration reform: the status quo is dumb, and not fixing it f...

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...

Pensioners Win and Banks Lose a Round in the Detroit Bankruptcy

Wallace Turbeville | Posted 03.23.2014 | Detroit
Wallace Turbeville

Why did Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr rush through a settlement that even the bankruptcy court found to be fundamentally out of balance while simultaneously pounding away at the public employee pensions?

Did GOP Governor Call Out A Fellow Republican?

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Did Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder single out a fellow Republican during Thursday's State of the State speech for his anti-gay and anti-Muslim remarks? ...

Jon Ward

Govs. Paul LePage, Tom Corbett 'Too Clueless To Even Save Themselves,' Top Dem Says | Jon Ward | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Governors' races are not part of a Rubik's Cube like those in the Senate, an ever-changing puzzle with one burning question: Which party...

Mike Duggan: Detroit Rejected or Detroit Recovered?

David Alexander Bullock | Posted 03.15.2014 | Detroit
David Alexander Bullock

Mayor Duggan cannot rest his laurels on mere trash pick up and snow removal. He has got to attack poverty in Detroit head on.

Governors, Lawmakers Return To Capitols With An Eye On November

Pew's Stateline | Daniel C. Vock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Newsflash! Michigan Company Moves to Michigan - "Right-to-Work" Righteousness by Gov. Snyder

Kevin Walsh | Posted 02.12.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the Michigan's governor signing into law "Right to Work" under the promises that it would make Michigan more competitive, attract new companies and give employees more options.