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By: The Huff Post Detroit
It’s been 175 years since 1837, when Michigan and Ohio signed a truce after a brief skirmish over the hotly contested property of the Toledo Strip.
Ohio might have gotten the fair city of Toledo, but in exchange Michigan got the riches of the Upper Peninsula — a much better deal, we [...]
By MICAH COHEN
The New York Times
This is Part 2 of an interview with David Wasserman, the House editor of The Cook Political Report. Mr. Wasserman is Cook’s resident redistricting expert and the author of “Better Know a District,” The Cook Political Report’s 2012 redistricting outlook. (Readers might also want to check out Cook’s redistricting scorecard [...]
In both Grand Rapids and Lansing workers and education advocates are protesting budget cuts by Michigan’s newly elected Governor Rick Snyder. Synder’s agenda has been met with an intense increase in ridicule & skepticism, as many have viewed his plans to balance Michigan’s budget as a scheme to incentivize big business, while attacking the “blue [...]
I have to admit Governor Snyder impressed me with his first State of the State Address. The Idea of bipartisan co-operation is exciting to me in Michigan where have to get on the same page in order to start addressing some these issues! We’ll see if the Ann Arbor, moderate, Republican can deliver on [...]
In 2006, as many as 5,000 modern electric cars were destroyed by the major car companies that built them. Today, less than 5 years later, the electric car is back… with a vengeance.
Revenge of the Electric Car is an upcoming feature documentary film by Executive Producer Stefano Durdic and Writer/Director Chris
Paine that chronicles key players [...]
Come out and support the Michigan Film Festival (MFF) Nov 12-14th that will be held in downtown Grand Rapids, hosted at the partner locations of Grand Rapids Art Museum and Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts.
The Michigan Film Festival is the best of everything in Michigan film. Come watch all the top films from festivals throughout [...]
Democratic House Speaker Andy Dillon was endorsed today by Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, while Republican Ann Arbor businessman Rick Snyder earned the nod from former Gov. William G. Milliken.
Bing announced his endorsement today of Dillon for governor at a news conference held at Dillon’s Detroit campaign headquarters — the same location where Bing established his [...]
The clash of the titans took place Monday night at Grand Valley State University. Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Virg Bernero Mayor of Lansing and House Majority Leader Andy Dillon participated in a lively battle royal of ideas, and who is would best serve as the next leader of the great state of Michigan. Personally I give [...]
So Mike Cox wants to be the GOP nominee for governor of Michigan by proving that he can line up with the most reactionary forces in the South by denying health care to families in our state. Now, I am sure Mr. Cox will justify his ideological move by saying it is in the best [...]
In Michigan there is an interesting narrative about “race” being played out between the state’s two major cities, Detroit and Grand Rapids. The story has been unfolding for the last twenty years or so and has gone largely unchallenged. The way the story unfolds has every thing to do with which side of the state—East [...]