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All Hail Lady Soul | 07-12-2019

Drivers in Detroit have been singing along to Aretha Franklin tunes since the 1960s, but now they can honor the late, great Queen of Soul without massacring one of her classic songs in the process. As the Detroit Metro Times reports , Michigan Gov. Gretchen...

You Can’t Say She’s Not Loyal | 03-22-2019

Like millions of other Americans, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is good and ready for the annual NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament – a.k.a. March Madness – to get started. As MLive.com reports , Whitmer has her bracket all filled out...

Unclear on the Concept | 07-06-2018

Warren, Michigan Mayor Jim Fouts likes to say he is available to the constituents of his Detroit suburb around the clock. Well, maybe not so much. As the AP reports , Fouts recently came under some heat for blowing off a constituent who tried to talk...

Lite Gov Indeed | 12-01-2017

There’s an old joke that says the Lt. Governor’s only real job is to look in the paper every day to see if the governor is still alive. That’s an exaggeration to be sure, though it’s also fair to say the job isn’t exactly...

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines | 06-30-2017

And then leave the car running if you like...as long as you are on your own property. As the Detroit Free Press reports , Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) signed legislation last week that allows Michiganders to leave their car running in their own driveway...

Don’t Let The Bedbugs Bite | 01-20-2017

Government definitely has its share of insect-like participants, but things recently got downright buggy for the folks at the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. As the Detroit Free Press reports , workers there had to be temporarily...

Insult to Injury | 02-12-2016

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder may be having the worst month of anyone in politics. As the situation in Flint continues to unfold, Snyder has been working overtime to counter accusations that his administration was at best incompetent and at worst negligent...

A No Khaki Zone | 12-04-2015

The longstanding football rivalry between Ohio State and Michigan took on a new wrinkle this year. Or is that a pleat? As reported by Sports Illustrated , Ohio Gov. John Kasich issued a resolution last week before the big game that included not only his...

When You Hit Bottom, Stop Digging | 08-14-2015

Which is advice Michigan lawmaker Todd Courser might do well to heed. As the Detroit Free Press reports, Courser recently announced he is on a mission to root out “political shenanigans” by the establishment statehouse “mafia”...