Marvel Has New Movies, DC Has Sen. Debbie Stabenow In Batman v. Superman

By on 10.28.14 | 3:12PM

This is probably the greatest day of my little nerdy life. As a Marvel fan since birth and a proud, card-carrying nerd, today's #MarvelEvent was nothing short of miraculous. According to Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige, who staged a super-secret press conference today to make the announcements, comic movie fans can look forward to Doctor StrangeBlack Panther, and Captain Marvel (all of which were hinted at in the last Captain America movie) as well as Captain America 3: Civil War (OMG), Guardians of the Galaxy 2Thor 3: Ragnarok, and the two-instalmen Avengers: Infinity Wars. AND to top it all off, a 2019 Inhumans movie. And they even showed a clip of Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet. *swoon*

I'm already starting to work on my Carol Danvers costume. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.