Author Archives: chadphillips

Fore! GVSU Charter Office Spends Your School Tax Dollars on Golf Outings

ShareMichigan charter schools are required by law to have an authorizer.  According to the law, “the authorizing body is responsible for overseeing compliance by the board of directors with the contract and all applicable law.”  To provide this oversight, the … Continue reading

Posted in Charter Schools | Leave a comment

Mackinac Center Criticizes MEA Raises After Giving Their President An 18% Raise

ShareThe conservative “think tank” Mackinac Center For Public Policy just issued a new report called “MEA Executives Take Big Pay Raises While Liabilities Continue to Grow.”  The Detroit Free Press liked it so much they made it into an article of their own and … Continue reading

Posted in Mackinac Center | Leave a comment

How One of Governor Snyder’s 51 Executive Orders Hampered Charities

ShareOh how conservatives have taken to bashing President Obama for taking executive action on immigration.  Even Saturday Night Live poked fun at Obama for using an executive order instead of waiting for Congress to pass a bill, which many believe … Continue reading

Posted in Richard Snyder | Leave a comment

Five Great Contemporary Economic Justice Songs

ShareIf you’re like me, you are still seeing too much red from the recent mid-term elections to think clearly.  So, let’s talk about music instead of elections.   In the past few years, I have stumbled on five great songs with … Continue reading

Posted in Wexford County | Leave a comment

MLive Gets Lambasted by Readers for Making Endorsements

ShareThere was a time that newspapers were purposefully partisan.  People chose their newspaper based on their political leanings, like one might chosoe Fox News or MSNBC for their T.V. news today.  I can only assume that newspaper endorsements that occur … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 Election | Leave a comment

State Rep Uses the Pledge of Allegiance to Justify Discrimination Against LGBT People

SharePhil Potvin, Republican Representative of the 102nd District, is a “fortunate son” of a successful businessman.  To further borrow from the lyrics of the Credence Clearwater Revival hit, Potvin seems “born to wave the flag.”  In fact, Potvin likes the flag so … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Phil Potvin | Leave a comment

Governor Candidate’s Lack of Presence “Up North” Could Prove Costly

ShareIf you live in a strong Republican or Democratic area, or in a gerrymandered district, you are probably used to your vote not meaning much.  However, your vote for Governor and Senator will matter come November 4th.  While Gary Peters has a … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 Election, Richard Snyder, Wexford County | Leave a comment

Moolenaar Disses Voters in Favor of Special Interest Meeting

ShareRepublican John Moolenaar is acting like a congressman even before he finds out if will become one.  That’s right, he is already putting special interest before his constituents.  Moolenaar had agreed to debate Dr. Jeff Holmes at Alma College on … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 Election | Leave a comment

Representative Potvin’s Business Claims are Misleading at Best

ShareAnyone remember when Notre Dame hired George O’Leary as their football coach and then fired him five days later for falsifying his resume?  Well, State Representative Phil Potvin and O’Leary seem to have more in common than just being Catholic.  Phil Potvin’s official … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 Election, Phil Potvin | Leave a comment

Educators Looking to Become Legislators in 2014

SharePublic school teachers have taken a shellacking these past four years.  This fall a handful of educators are looking to turn the tables and unseat some of Michigan’s worst legislators. At least eleven teachers, or retired teachers, ran in the primary, and … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 Election | Leave a comment