Category Archives: Politics

Shall we have a mayoral debate on Water Street?

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been approached by several people wanting to know if I had plans to host a mayoral debate prior to the Democratic primary. It would seem that, since I’ve helped to put a few together in the past, people kind of assume that I’ll be doing it again. The truth […]

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Zingerman’s founder Paul Saginaw on his time with Obama, the importance of raising the minimum wage, and why business owners should invest in their employees instead of their lobbyists

Early last winter, when the National Restaurant Association issued a formal statement about how raising the minimum wage would kill their industry, Paul Saginaw, one of the co-founders of Ann Arbor’s iconic Zingerman’s Deli, felt compelled to respond, and argue in favor of raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25. “We would be irresponsible employers […]

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Between a rock and two ferns… Everything Obama does apparently diminishes the office of President

President Obama is taking some heat today for his decision to appear alongside Zach Galifianakis on his mock public access interview show Between Two Ferns. The segment, which went live on the Funny Or Die site last night, runs a little over six minutes in length, and includes a number of cutting exchanges between the […]

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As much as I like and respect John Dingell, we shouldn’t let him off the hook for dragging his feet on global warming

Congressman John Dingell today announced that he would be retiring at the end of his current term, joining the likes of Alec Baldwin and Shia LaBeouf, both of whom have announced their departure from the limelight in recent days. (I suspect that the three men did not coordinate their announcements, but you never know.) I […]

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I challenge you to show me even one instance of someone calling Rick Snyder “The Comeback Kid”

If you’re in the State of Michigan, and you’re watching the Super Bowl on television this evening, you’re likely going to see the following ad… the first real ad of Governor Rick Snyder’s reelection campaign. TRANSCRIPT: “Some call him a nerd. But Michigan now calls him The Comeback Kid. Politicians had pushed Michigan down to […]

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