Michigan

The Chilling Effect of #Shutuppery: Is It Already Illegal to Be a Republican?

By on 10.19.13 | 4:27PM

Today, Michigan Republicans canvassed door-to-door to recruit precinct leaders and get out the message about the remarkable economic recovery that Gov. Rick Snyder and Republican legislators have helped create in the state. As with everything nowadays, this effort is being promoted on social media, with the Twitter hashtags #ComebackState and #JoinMiTeam.

Knowing how active I am on Twitter, a friend called this morning and asked if I would help promote their campaign and, eager to help with a good cause, I enthusiastically jumped on board. Then, to give it an even stronger boost, I did a blog post which I first headlined, "The #JoinMiTeam Conspiracy."

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Huckabee to Endorse Conservative in Michigan Senate Race

By on 11.8.11 | 8:46PM

Mike Huckabee will endorse a Tea Party-backed candidate in the Michigan GOP Senate primary. The American Spectator has learned. The endorsement Wednesday from the former Arkansas governor is expected to be a major boost for Gary Glenn, waging an insurgent campaign for the Republican nomination to face Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow in 2012.

"People had thought we had a two-man race between [former U.S. Rep. Pete] Hoekstra and [charter school executive Clark] Durant," said a source close to the Glenn campaign. "But the people of Michigan didn't get that memo."

An endorsement by Huckabee, whose 2008 presidential campaign made him a popular figure with grassroots conservatives, would lend Glenn's campaign instant national credibility and can be expected to boost his fundraising efforts.

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Union Desperation in Michigan

By on 2.2.11 | 12:05PM

My friend Kathy Hoekstra at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Michigan has a great report about how unions, who are losing members in droves, are creating labor disputes out of thin air and engaging in new pressure tactics (they are always coming up with new pressure tactics) like "bannering."

Not to mention the lies...

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Michigan’s Missin’ Ya

By on 12.23.10 | 12:27PM

The Wolverine State received the worst, but not unexpected, news from the Census data released earlier this week. From the New York Times:

While every other state in the nation gained population over the past decade, Michigan shrank. And yet, as word seeped across frozen towns like this one on Wednesday, almost no one seemed even mildly surprised. This was, many here said with resignation, just one last, official confirmation of Michigan's long, grim and gloomy slide.

"We used to enjoy a bit of a strut," said Jerry Becker, a welder, recalling an era when Michigan's automotive powerhouses ruled the world and salaries here felt lavish. "But that's long gone. We all know by now that everybody thinks of Michigan as a bad place to live - a place that doesn't seem to have much of a future."

If any state is ready to be done with the 2000s, it is this one.

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Michigan’s Gubernatorial Nightmare is Over

By on 11.2.10 | 9:04PM

Jennifer "Stay the Course" Granholm will be replaced by Republican Governor-elect Rick Snyder, in a landslide victory over Democrat Virg Bernero.

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Poetic Justice for Jesse

By on 9.3.10 | 4:02PM

The Michigan View's Henry Payne tells of the ironic misfortune that befell Jesse Jackson, who led a "Jobs, Justice and Peace" rally with the United Auto Workers last weekend that promoted "green" jobs. Afterward the Cadillac Escalade SUV he was chauffeured in was stolen and stripped of its wheels:

Add Jesse to the Al Gore-Tom Friedman-Barack Obama School of Environmental Hypocrisy. While preaching to Americans that they need to cram their families into hybrid Priuses to go shopping for compact fluorescent light bulbs to save the planet, they themselves continue to live large.

“We need an economy that creates employment that can't be shipped overseas,” the Green Rev wrote for CNN about the march. “Home-grown American labor will be installing windmills and solar panels. A green economy is not an abstract concept.”

Let us remember where policies promoted by the likes of Jackson and the unions have brought Detroit.

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And Think Progress is Proud of this Video

By on 8.17.10 | 11:13AM

Michigan Gov. Jennifer "Stay the Course" Granholm recently said Rush Limbaugh was unpatriotic because of things he said about the $41,000 "green" jobbin' Chevy Volt.
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Social Justice and Detroit’s Decay

By on 3.31.10 | 10:39AM

Marvin Olasky today discusses the debate on "social justice" between Glenn Beck and Jim Wallis, and relates his personal experience with the Leftist evangelist.
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Granholm: Stay the Course

By on 2.5.10 | 12:56PM

In her final State of the State (yes, it should have been a real S.O.S.) address on Wednesday night, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm told her constituents -- suffering under 14.7 percent unemployment -- to just keep on keepin'-on.
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Hypocrisy: A Moore Story

By on 1.29.10 | 3:11PM

My friends at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, who have long railed against government incentives for film production in Michigan, discovered that wascally wolverine Michael Moore sought those tax kickbacks for fliming "Capitalism: A Love Story" in the state.
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