Monthly Archives: February 2012

Michigan Populist’s Top 5 Threats to Democracy in 2012

Share1. The Republican Supermajority- Our government was set up to have checks and balances.  When one party, especially if it is lead by an extreme element in that party, takes power of all the branches of Government, there are no checks or … Continue reading

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Fixing Schools: Stop Attacking the Adults and Start Helping the Kids

ShareWhen teachers push back against Republican school “reforms,” Republicans like to say “this isn’t about the adults.”  Yet all the Republican “reforms” seem to be targeted at teachers (the adults) rather than at the students (the kids).  Taking away a teacher’s job security, by essentially eliminating seniority … Continue reading

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State’s Pension Fix- Cash in on Untimely Deaths!

Share  Before watching Michael Moore’s Capitalism:  A Love Story, I could not have imagined it would be legal for a company to take out a life insurance policy on their employees.  Even though you and I can not take out insurance … Continue reading

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The Most Ridiculous Report of the Year- ALEC’s Report Card on American Education

Share My very first blog post was an analysis of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) 15th and 16th Report Card on American Education.  I was inspired to begin blogging after Governor Snyder used ALEC’s faulty metrics to belittle our education system during … Continue reading

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