Michigan

The 2010 Midterms Are Coming Back to Haunt Blue Michigan
December 17, 2012

Why is this blue state enacting such conservative legislation?

We'll All Miss Unions When They're Gone
December 15, 2012

Unionists have never enjoyed true security in America. During the early nineteenth century, they got hauled into court for “conspiring to restrain trade.” In the heyday of Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller, they got accused of fomenting violence and revolution.

"Right to Work" Isn't a Civil Right. But Unionizing Should Be
December 13, 2012

The adoption of so-called "right to work" legislation in Michigan, of all places, represents an historic setback for organized labor. First, Republicans went after public employees in the birthplace of public unions, Wisconsin. And now they have taken the fight to private employee unions in the cradle of modern industrial unionism.

If A Tree Falls In Ohio...
December 10, 2012

The announcement that the Cleveland Plain Dealer will cut a third of its staff again raises the question: What will fill the void, in Ohio and beyond?

The Data Plan
December 08, 2012

Don't like affirmative action? The alternative could be much worse.

Rick Snyder, Michigan’s Reluctant Union-Buster
December 07, 2012

Yes, the seat of the United Auto Workers is about to become right-to-work, thanks to the governor who said he had no interest in doing so.

GOP Lacks Leverage, but It's Still Got Spin
December 06, 2012

Republicans may lack leverage in the "fiscal cliff" debate, but they're managing to convince the press otherwise.

GOPocalypse: A Guide to Republican Purges
December 06, 2012

Who's trashing whom on the right? Here's a handy guide to post-election GOP recrimination.

Not Everything Must Go
December 05, 2012

Rummaging at the museum felt like paying extra for free-trade coffee or the allegedly organic bananas as Wal-Mart.

Daily Breakdown: Polls Show Obama As A Clear Favorite In A Close Race
November 06, 2012

Obama holds a clear lead in the battleground states worth 270 electoral votes.

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