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Stabenow joins Republicans in fighting against global climate change legislation

Remember how, several years ago, when John Dingell chaired the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, us local folks organized and fought to have him take global climate change seriously? Well, it looks as though we’ve got another legislator that needs some convincing. According to Salon, Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow is planning to join with […]

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Ann Arbor – Detroit passenger rail… Can Dingell deliver?

According to an article just published in Crain’s, it looks as though we should find out in a few days whether or not the Federal Rail Administration will be coming forward to invest $200 million in the Ann Arbor – Detroit commuter line that we’re all so anxious to see happen. Here’s a clip: …The […]

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Michael Moore on the bankruptcy of GM

I was going to write something tonight on my conflicted feelings on the bankruptcy of GM, but then, as I was thinking about what to write, I happened across this letter by director Michael Moore. And, as I agree with almost all of it, I thought that I’d reprint it here in its entirety, and […]

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The Quiet Coup

My favorite quote today comes from Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter, who, commenting on the fact that Rick Wagoner had been forced out of GM by the Obama administration, said the following. “Mr. Wagoner has been asked to resign as a political offering despite his having led GM’s painful restructuring to date. Mr. Wagoner has honorably […]

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