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The MHSAA is a Good Example of the Danger in Public Private Partnerships

ShareA public private partnership (PPP) can be defined as “a long-term contract between a private party and a government entity, for providing a public asset or service, in which the private party bears significant risk and management responsibility, and remuneration (pay) is … Continue reading

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Five Purchases Every Michigan Progressive Should Make

ShareWhile we vote but a few times a year, we make purchases every day that impact our economy, politics, and environment.  Here are five products that I have purchased. I hope you will consider purchasing these products, or other like … Continue reading

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Michigan Superdelegates Should Switch to Sanders or Risk Losing Voter’s Support

ShareDespite all the polls and prognostications indicating otherwise, Senator Bernie Sanders defeated Secretary Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night in Michigan’s Presidential Primary.  Yet, Clinton will get more delegates from Michigan because thirteen of Michigan’s twenty superdelegates committed to Clinton before the … Continue reading

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Snyder’s Email Reveals Andy Dillon Made “Ultimate Decision” on Flint Water Switch

ShareA short time ago Governor Snyder released his emails related to the Flint water crisis. It appears that he did a keyword search for Flint and released all of his emails related to the City.  As you can imagine, that … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Michael Moore’s “Where to Invade Next”

ShareTraverse City, Michigan, December 22- Don’t let the title of Michael Moore’s new documentary “Where to Invade Next” fool you. This is not the anti-war movie you might be expecting.  Instead, Moore takes you on a invasion of foreign countries in … Continue reading

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Mackinac Center’s Education Director’s Charter School had One Student Pass the MSTEP

ShareIf you follow this blog, you know that I’ve been keeping my eye on the charter school known as Taylor Preparatory Academy.  The Treasurer of their Board of Directors was Audrey Spalding, who was also the Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s Education Director. … Continue reading

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Former DTE Lobbyist Now Powerful Person in Michigan K-12 Education

ShareSix months ago Naif (Nick) Khouri was the Senior Vice President, and a registered lobbyist, for DTE Energy.  That’s good work if you can get it.  Khouri was able to cash in over $700,000 in DTE stocks in the past 18 months, … Continue reading

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The Real Reason Why Snyder is not Running for President is Hilarious!

ShareGovernor Rick Snyder recently declared he is not running for president.  While he has said he is not running because wants to focus his attention on Michigan, there is probably another, more likely, reason.  That reason can be found in his … Continue reading

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Proposal 1: The Devil You Know is Better Than the Devil You Don’t Know.

ShareThere is a lot not to like about Proposal 1, which is why polling suggests it could go down in flames. When Republicans recklessly cut business taxes by 1.6 billion, it was just a matter of time before someone had … Continue reading

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Five Reasons to Vote for Michigan’s own Joshua Davis on The Voice

ShareHere are five reasons to vote for Michigan’s own Joshua Davis who is in the top 8 on The Voice. 1.  Joshua Davis has more hometowns than Mitt Romney, but they’re all in Michigan!  Davis was born in Marquette and … Continue reading

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