Category Archives: ALEC

This post contains a reference to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Michigan Populists’ Top 5 Threats to Democracy in 2013

Share2013 Ranking (2012 Ranking) 1. (not listed) Governor Richard Snyder- It is one thing to be eccentric (call it a nerd if you want).  It is quite another to completely disregard this crucial fact; government is not a business.  States are democratic institutions.  Businesses … Continue reading

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GOP= Good at Oppressing People

ShareBill Maher famously said “I’m not saying all Republicans are racist, but if you’re racist, you’re probably a Republican.”  Borrowing his style, I’d like to say that not all Republicans are for voter suppression, but if you are suppressing voters, you are probably a … Continue reading

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Three Petitions You Can, and Must, Sign Right Now!

Share  While you are waiting for the collective bargaining and recall Governor Rick Snyder petitions to reach your door, why not sign these petitions today?  First, be sure to sign the online petition to reinstate Brooke Harris.  Brooke was fired for TRYING to organize … Continue reading

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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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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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Snyder uses Poor and Politicized Data to Judge Public Schools.

ShareGovernor Rick Snyder’s campaign web page featured a section on his plan for Michigan public schools. On that page he pointed out that Michigan schools are ranked 42nd in the nation. A footnote revealed that his information came from the … Continue reading

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