Netroots Nation and Mark Ruffalo protest for water to be a human right
The Left-wing Liberal Netroots Nation protested for “water rights” in Detroit yesterday. Mark Ruffalo provided a little celebrity to the demonstration as he kicked off the Water March. You can see Ruffalo start the march at the 1:45 mark in the followimging video: “You built this nation, okay? And what’s happening in Detroit is a model for what could be happening in this nation. Instead of a | Read More »
Fauxcahontas and the eleven commandments of progressivism
In a speech today to the Nutroots Nation, held befittingly in dystopic liberal paradise of downtown Detroit, non-candidate and American Indian princess Elizabeth Warren brought down the house. The theme of her speech were the economic issues that Democrats should run on in 2016. The National Journal calls them the eleven commandments of progressivism: In her speech, Warren outlined more clearly than other Democrats the social | Read More »
The deep waters of entitlement
If you live in Detroit, you’ve got (at least) 99 problems, and water might be one of them. Nolan Finley at Detroit News explains that people haven’t been paying their water bills, but liberals see no reason that should prevent them from getting water: The legion of lefties in town for the Netroots Nation gathering have scheduled a march to protest the water shut-offs underway in Detroit | Read More »
General Motors Continues to Invest American Tax Dollars Overseas
The World Cup ended in a tight contest between Argentina and Germany on Sunday, but even after what was by most accounts an exciting tournament, the American enthusiasm gap between football and futbol remains considerable. It was noteworthy, then, when the iconic American car brand Chevrolet inked a $70 million sponsorship deal with English Premier League giant Manchester United. The Chevy logo will now grace the front of | Read More »
Crushed By Competition, UAW Bosses Roll Snake Eyes As Trump Announces Likely Casino Closure
Although the hotel union UNITE-HERE has been in Atlantic City for decades, it appears that the United Auto Workers gamble in the casino industry is not going too well. In fact, after a few minor election wins, taking four years to negotiate first contracts in the midst of the great recession and, now, one of the iconic targets of its much ballyhooed 2006-2007 attempt at | Read More »
Can Detroit Bounce Back?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Shikha Dalmia to discuss the continued struggles of Detroit, the Obama Administration’s College Scorecard and why underwater welding might make more sense than a philosophy degree.
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Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines and find your place among them. While Americans return to | Read More »
With Abortions & Crime At All Time High, Detroit Approaches Third World Status.
Detroit is often heralded by small government proponents as a perfect example of an over-involved government pushing themselves into the culture of a successful city and creating a state of dependence which eventually collapses in on itself. In other words, a great example of why big government fails. But this is really only a partial explanation of the issue. The real issue in America and the | Read More »
Auto Bailouts and the Lessons of Poletown
I had the opportunity to screen a portion of my film, Bankrupt: How Cronyism & Corruption Brought Down Detroit, for a group of about 60 people earlier this week and the experience was thrilling. Not just because it was live audience but because it was a live audience that brought some genuine opposition to the premise of the film, which never fails to be interesting | Read More »
UAW Loses Key Vote at VW Plant in Tennessee
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss how the UAW lost a key vote to unionize a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, why some employees find unions to be less important than they used to be, and the Detroit pension fiasco.
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Shikha Dalmia on Saving Detroit and the GOP Immigration Plan
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Shikha Dalmia to discuss Detorit’s bankruptcy, a new effort to turn it around and why the GOP’s plan for immigration reform plan could lead to a massive expansion of government.
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The “Consider This!” Podcast, Episode 62: What Liberalism Has and Will Do To Big Cities, Learning From Mistakes, and the Reason Poverty Plummeted
Back from vacation, the latest episode of the “Consider This!” podcast is out. Conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. Bill de Blasio was recently elected as the mayor of New York City. De Blasio is a liberal Democrat, as opposed to the liberal Republican Michael Bloomberg, who just left the post. He promises to bring liberal policies to New York. Well, more liberal than Bloomberg, I | Read More »
How To Solve Detroit’s Pension System Problems In Just One Easy Step
The NY Post had a good piece today by William McGurn on the state of the union (pension system) in Detroit, making the case for Detroit to switch to defined contribution plans for their union workers. McGurn is right on the mark that the such a move is critical for the city’s revitalization. Dispensing with this one particularly enormous financial burden which has added greatly | Read More »
Virginia, Vote TODAY for Cuccinelli, Jackson, and Obenshain. It’s important.
Today Virginia votes. Republicans, and in particular conservatives, come to this election after a difficult year to endure. The Governor depressed us, the Lieutenant Governor depressed us, the transportation deal depressed us, and of course DC establishment Republicans like Eric Cantor depressed us.
But today we face a clear, easy choice: Ken Cuccinelli or Terry McAuliffe. Easy call. We must make sure to vote today for Ken Cuccinelli for Governor, E. W. Jackson for Lieutenant Governor, and Mark Obenshain for Attorney General. It’s important. Please vote.
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Public Pensions and the Death of American Cities
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss American cities going broke, why public union pensions play a significant role and if Washington may eventually bail out bankrupt cities and states.
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