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Snyder signs SB 1171 and SB 1175 into law, fucking Michigan workers, and once again illustrating why we need to vote the anti-democratic Republican Party out of existence

I know I should probably be writing about something a little more in my wheelhouse this evening, like Stephen Miller’s spray-on hair, or the fact that Ivanka Trump could very well end up being indicted for the misallocation of donor funds collected for her father’s inauguration, but I feel obligated to at least note the […]

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A now-profitable General Motors, having been bailed out by the people of Michigan, repays them with massive layoffs and the shuttering of facilities in Hamtramck and Warren

Back in 2016, while on the campaign trail, Donald Trump made the following promise to Michigan’s automotive workers. “If I’m elected, you won’t lose one plant, you’ll have plants coming into this country, you’re going to have jobs again, you won’t lose one plant, I promise you that,” he said. Well, General Motors announced today […]

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The Porking of Michigan: We were promised high-tech jobs. Instead, we were given a pork processing plant.

A few years ago, I interviewed an author here by the name of Ted McClelland, a former Michigander who, as you might recall, had stirred up a little bit of a shit storm after referring to our home state as “Michissippi” in an article on Salon.com about our passage of so-called right-to-work legislation. “Michigan,” said […]

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As it’s become impossible to pass laws in Congress due to Republican obstructionism, the fight for the minimum wage has moved aggressively to the states… Here’s what’s happening

Last night, Zingerman’s co-founder Paul Saginaw and I met up for a late dinner at Dalat to discuss the various campaigns being waged across the country right now to raise the minimum wage, and how it came to pass that he’s become a spokesman for the movement. My hope is to share my notes later […]

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Merry Christmas from the people behind the scenes

From the garment workers of Bangladesh who died to give you those ‘everyday low prices’ you love so much at Walmart to the religious prisoners of China who made those holiday decorations you bought on Black Friday at Kmart, the slave laborers of the world wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, […]

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