Tag Archives: threats to Democracy

Rick Snyder, who spent his first six years in office laying waste to checks and balances, blames the Flint water crisis on the lack of sufficient checks and balances

He’s still not as open as I’d like, but, based on the National Journal interview with Rick Snyder that was just posted, it would appear that our Governor is beginning to accept the fact that this isn’t just going to go away, and that he needs to start actually answering questions. I still don’t like […]

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Will the Courier print its own obit?

It’s been a long time coming, but the Ypsilanti Courier is now officially dead. Or, to be more accurate, it’s being reported that Washtenaw Now – the print publication that was created about a year ago when Digital First Media decided to consolidate the Saline Reporter, Milan News Leader, Chelsea Standard, Dexter Leader, Ypsilanti Courier, […]

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The Devil went down to Georgia… ALEC caught on tape wining and dining state legislators on behalf of corporate lobbyists in Savannah

Have you ever wondered how legislation gets written and passed into law at the state level? Did you think, as I once did, that ideas for new laws percolate up from local constituents who contact their elected representatives with legitimate concerns that need to be addressed for the good of society? Well, thanks to a […]

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Estate Tax good. American aristocracy bad.

During the last Bush Presidency, as you may recall, there was a coordinated campaign to eliminate the Estate Tax, which has existed in some form in the United States since the 18th century. Rebranding it the “Death Tax” under the guidance of Republican pollster Frank Luntz, wrote that the term “kindled voter resentment in a […]

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Mitch McConnell promises to hand the government over to corporate America if the Republicans retake the Senate in November

Every summer, at about this time, conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch apparently shine the sign of the relentlessly sucking vampire squid onto the dark, steely clouds above Gotham and call our nation’s most evil industrialists to a secret location, where, over steak, cigars, and the world’s finest prostitutes, they plot the destruction of our […]

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