Is Hamilton Next? The hit musical, now a movie, celebrates the American Founding so unabashedly that it seems ripe for cancellation. by Kay S. Hymowitz The Social Order/Arts and Culture July 2, 2020 This Independence Day, Disney is giving America a big-ticket birthday gift: the musical Hamilton. After handing over a head-turning $75 million, the […]
WHAT AWAITS THE GOP WHEN TRUMP LOSES BIG-TIME AND TAKES THE U.S. SENATE DOWN WITH HIM? That’s the question posed by longtime legal mastermind Bob LaBrant, who along with former Michigan Gov. John Engler is credited by many with doing more to buttress Republican hegemony in the Great Lakes State over the past four decades […]
7/1/20 Discussion with Mark Gaffney, a member of the Wayne State University (WSU) Board of Governors and former MI AFL-CIO Prez. Are labor unions helping Black Lives Matter? Are police unions necessary? What’s the latest at WSU? Partners with www.DeadlineDetroit.com.
Few legal activists have given the Michigan Democratic Party more grief, and more defeats, over the past four decades than Bob LaBrant. For most of this time, LaBrant was Senior Vice President for Political Affairs and General Counsel for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. In his brilliant 2016 book, Ratf**ked: The True Story behind the […]
Sure looks like it. Every political observer knows that Republicans don’t like mail-in voting as opposed to in-place, showing-up-at the-polls on-Election-Day voting. They believe in the original “town square” meme from colonial times, where the enfranchised showed up in public to cast their ballots. But times have changed. Absentee voting has been in the ascendancy […]
6/25/20 How will the governor’s school task force announcement affect education this fall? How are suburban schools dealing with COVID-19? One school changed their Indian mascot to a bird mascot—how did that work out for them? Interview with Deanna Barash, Assistant Superintendent of West Bloomfield Public Schools. Partners with www.DeadlineDetroit.com.
Rhode Island Might Be Changing Its Name The nation’s smallest state might not have the longest name anymore Rhode Island wants to make its nickname official Getty Images By Kayla Kibbe Inside Hook/Real Clear Politics June 24, 2020 There’s not much to know about Rhode Island. Having spent the first two decades of my life […]
SportsColumnistsAndrew Gross By Andrew Gross @AGrossNewsday 2020 Belmont Stakes was a wonderful race, but it still comes with an asterisk given circumstances Tiz the Law, Manuel Franco up, breaks from the pack before winning first place during the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, Saturday, June 20, 2020. Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost by Andrew Gross NEWSDAY June […]