Interview with former state Senator Buzz Thomas (D-Detroit), the only African-American ever to serve in top leadership spots in both chambers of the Michigan Legislature. Sponsored by Deadline Detroit.
Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large THE POINT Sept. 17, 2018 If you’ve ever paid even the smallest bit of attention, you know the phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid.” That line entered our political lexicon during the 1992 presidential campaign, when James Carville, a strategist for the presidential bid of then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, scrawled […]
9/14/18 Two polls reveal Democrats Gretchen Whitmer and Debbie Stabenow have much more favorable job approval numbers than Republicans Donald Trump, Rick Snyder, and Bill Schuette. Election experts predict record voter turnout for Nov. 6 general election, perhaps surpassing 4 million. Interview with state Rep. Leslie Love (D-Detroit), the Legislature’s only true thespian, who has […]
9/7/18 Federal judges uphold Michigan’s ban on straight-ticket voting. In controversial move, GOP-controlled legislature enacts two initiative petition proposals — hiking the minimum wage and mandating earned sick leave — so that they will not appear on Nov. 6 General Election. Over Democratic protests, majority Republicans hint they may return to the two new laws […]
8/31/18 MI legislature may enact two proposals that would otherwise head for the Nov. 6 general election ballot. Relatively uneventful state conventions of the two major parties last weekend, although Democrats’ was too long and Republicans aren’t happy about Beth Clement, one of their Supreme Court nominees. Federal judge orders a “No-Party” candidate for Attorney […]
Think about these two things: The dissing of a state Republican Supreme Court nominee (Elizabeth “Beth” Clement) by assembled delegates at a state convention is unprecedented in Michigan political history, and it can’t bode well for what has been a GOP majority on the high bench going forward, whether Clement wins in the Nov. 6 […]