(Posted March 22) Ready for a “probability” theory? Walt DeVries, longtime executive assistant to former Michigan Gov. George Romney, Mitt Romney’s father, has responded to Mitt’s challenge in early March to replace GOP frontrunner Donald Trump as the party’s presidential nominee. DeVries, now retired in North Carolina, was a fellow delegate of George Romney at […]
Michigan’s Significance as Presidential Powerbroker Grows in Wake of Surprising March 8 Presidential Primary Results
(Posted March 9) It looked like Michigan would continue to get no respect in presidential politics. Before March 8, the conventional wisdom was that the Great Lakes State wouldn’t be a factor in determining whom the major parties’ presidential nominees were likely to be. After all, we never have been. This was despite the fact […]
China & Mexico Are in Trump’s Crosshairs — but is Japan, Too?
(Posted March 16) On global trade, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made it clear that he believes the USA is getting “a bad deal.” Most of his criticism has been directed at China and Mexico, but most recently he has also mentioned “the Japanese.” That may have made one foreign dignitary concerned, if not […]
Tell Bernie & Hillary!
(Posted March 16) The “Blame Game” over who is most responsible for the Flint “water crisis” reached a crescendo in the March 6 Democratic debate in Flint when Hillary Clinton finally echoed her rival Bernie Sanders’s demand made in January that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder should “resign” over the imbroglio. But Virginia Tech Professor Marc […]