Tag Archives: Lansing

Celebrating the National Day of Service, and the legacy of Martin Luther King, by brandishing assault rifles at the Capitol

While thousands of good Americans turned out yesterday, at the President’s request, to commemorate the life of Martin Luther King by volunteering their time as part of our National Day of Service, devout gun lovers across the country decided to express their patriotic love for this country a bit differently. Instead of volunteering to help […]

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Exploring the role of ALEC in Lansing’s lame duck attack on Michiganders

A week or so ago, I put together a rudimentary post on how the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) contributed toward the recent flurry of regressive legislative activity that took place in Michigan. Well, our friend Bob Sloan, writing for PolicyMic.com, just dug quite a bit deeper. Here’s how his piece begins. Fact: 282 bills […]

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Ted McClelland on fleeing “Michissippi” and why we’ll never be able to keep our brightest young people from Chicago

Here on the site last week, I twice invoked an article that had appeared on Salon.con entitled Right-to-work bill: Michigan just gives up. Well, the second time I did so, the author of the piece, Ted McClelland, left a comment. And, from there, a short email exchange ensued, resulting in the following interview. I hope […]

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If the Christmas carols being sung outside of Rick Snyder’s home don’t cause his Grinch-like heart to swell, let’s try shutting down Lansing…

If I were a good blogger, I’d be standing in the cold tonight with those folks singing Christmas carols outside of the Governor’s Superior Township residence, but, instead, I’m here at home, where I’ve been all day, tending to the needs of my sick family… making chicken soup, fluffing pillows, and doing all of the […]

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Bonnie Bucqueroux on the Lansing Online News

As I think I’ve demonstrated here in the past, I’m intrigued by what’s going on around the United States in the emerging field of citizen journalism. I like the idea of regular people rising up, motivated by the ever-decreasing quality of local reportage, and launching their own online news communities. As some of you may […]

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