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Detroit Must Grow Up and Liquidate Assets

Steve Siebold | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Steve Siebold

The message we're sending other cities as well as our own citizens is it's OK to mismanage all of your money because the government will come riding in on the white horse to save you.

Rand Paul Might Want Alternative Detroit Bailout

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Tuesday he has begun talks with his legislative staff about drafting a conservative alternative to a possible federal bail...

Joy Resmovits

These Children Have Been Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.06.2013 | Detroit

Beatrice Avery is out of options. It's already August, and her son, a special education student in Buena Vista, Mich., still doesn't know where he's g...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Michigan GOP Leaders Could Support Expanding LGBT Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.05.2013 | Detroit

More than half of Michigan residents support gay marriage, according to a recent poll, despite the statewide ban prohibiting it. Just as worrisome for...

Tea Party Plans To Abandon Popular Candidates

AP | MICHAEL J. MISHAK | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

MIAMI — This wasn't the revolution the tea party had in mind. Four years ago, the movement and its potent mix of anger and populism persuaded t...

GOP Tries To Slow Anti-Abortion Push In Key States

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

MILWAUKEE — Abortion is still legal but getting one in many states will be difficult if laws passed this year are upheld by the courts. In a mar...

Michigan and Detroit: A Troubled Relationship

Stateline | Melissa Maynard | Posted 07.31.2013 | Detroit

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

Someone Better Start Worrying About Rick Snyder's Legacy

Nick Norton | Posted 09.28.2013 | Detroit
Nick Norton

As DeBoer and Rowse move forward with their legal battle, gay marriage coming to Michigan in the near future looks inevitable. Will Rick Snyder start to sweat over his legacy or continue to stand on the wrong side of history?

GOP Governor's Polls Improve After Detroit Bankruptcy

MLive | Posted 09.26.2013 | Detroit

File this one under the heading unintended consequences - which often happens in politics. Suffice it to say Gov. Rick Snyder did not decide to sen...

The Crumbling of Public Education in Michigan

Hoon-Yung Hopgood | Posted 09.25.2013 | Detroit
Hoon-Yung Hopgood

There are thousands of children statewide who are not being provided the education they deserve, at the hand of adults who were supposed to protect their best interests.

Joy Resmovits

No Bailout For Black School Districts?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.23.2013 | Detroit

General Motors is alive, and two low-income school districts in Michigan are nearly dead. For them, there is no bailout. As the city of Detroit mad...

Bankruptcy Opponents Say Orr Didn't Negotiate In Good Faith

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 07.23.2013 | Detroit

Kevyn Orr may not have been announced as the choice to become Detroit's emergency manager until March, but he was discussing potential bankruptcy plan...

Sunday Talk Shows Were All About Bankruptcy

AP | Posted 07.22.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- It wasn't easy making Detroit the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy protection, but it was the right decision, Michigan Gov. Rick Sn...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Current And Former Govs Disagree On Detroit

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.21.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) reiterated on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday morning that a federal bailout was far from likely for Detroit. The remar...

GOP Gov Front, Center In Detroit Bankruptcy Drama

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

DETROIT -- Seven governors came and went during the decades-long decay of Michigan's largest city that culminated with a humiliating collapse into fin...

Ashley Woods

Why Snyder Changed His Mind About Detroit Bankruptcy

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 07.18.2013 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder approved plans for the city of Detroit to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy on Thursday, calling it the "only reasonable alternative" for...

Report: Detroit Could File For Bankruptcy This Week

Posted 07.18.2013 | Detroit

The City of Detroit is preparing to to file for federal bankruptcy, the Detroit Free Press reports. The filing process, which would begin with a one- ...

County-wide School Districts? Kicking the Tires in Ol' Machiavellian Michigan

Kevin Walsh | Posted 09.09.2013 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Who knows? County-wide districts might actually work. We can all believe in our leaders and hope they have our best interests at heart. But, as usual, follow the money.

New Hope For Opponents Of Controversial Law

Posted 07.08.2013 | Detroit

Will Michigan's hastily-passed right-to-work law stand up in court? On Friday, the state's Supreme Court unanimously denied a request from Gov. Ric...

Who Is Paying Gov. Snyder's 'Transformation Manager?'

Detroit Free Press | Posted 09.04.2013 | Detroit

LANSING — Richard Baird, a top adviser to Gov. Rick Snyder, is the only official in the governor’s office paid from a controversial nonprofit foun...

Just How Low Can The Republican Party Go?

The Guardian | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

What is the single most consequential political development of the past five years? Some might say the election (and re-election) of Barack Obama; oth...

Social Media Buzz-meter #2: How Social-savvy Is Gov. Pat Quinn?

Madison Bondi | Posted 09.02.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

Last week we showed how the various candidates for Illinois governor stack up on their use of social media so far. Today we look at how Gov. Pat Quinn...

Republican Battles Over Medicaid Turn To God, Morality

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

By David Morgan June 26 (Reuters) - Ohio's Republican governor, John Kasich, is no fan of President Barack Obama's hea...

4 Ways GOP Governors Wage Class War

Carl Gibson | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Carl Gibson

The cruel process of depriving state governments of necessary funds to reward the corporate elite is nothing but class war. The class warrior governors who took office in 2010 like Walker, Snyder and Corbett are all up for re-election next year.

Snyder Leaves Israel To Push Senate GOP

Crain's Detroit Business | Posted 08.20.2013 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder is leaving his investment mission to Israel early, and will be in Lansing Thursday morning to help prod the Senate into voting for th...