http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com It is a truth universally acknowledged that every era deserves its own wonky post-election analysts. Lately Mark Halperin and John Heilemann have shrugged on the mantel previously worn by such notables as Jules Witcover, Theodore H. White and, um, Hunter S. Thompson. Their perspicacious coverage of the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections have provided posterity with insights into the sheer brilliance of Barack H. | Read More »
Update on 2014 Gubernatorial Races- Part 3: The Midwest
There are ten races in the Midwest in 2014. Of those ten, Republicans hold the governor’s office in all but two, although one is term-limited (Dave Heinemann in Nebraska). All the others are seeking reelection. Of the two Democrats, one faces a tough fight for his job (Pat Quinn in Illinois) while the other (Mark Dayton in Minnesota) is not as safe as many once | Read More »
Assessing the 2014 Senate Races- Part 1: The West and Midwest
The following is an assessment of the state of the Senate races for 2014 by region starting out west. In Hawaii, Democratic incumbent Brian Schatz will face a primary fight against Democratic Representative Colleen Hanabusa, Daniel Inouye’s hand-chosen successor who was passed over in favor of Schatz. One expects Hanabusa to win this primary and win the general election against whoever runs for the GOP. | Read More »
Stu Rothenberg: Michigan Senate race no longer a lock for the Democrats.
Hey, tell me again how utterly doomed the Republican party is next year. Republicans don’t need to win Michigan to get the majority in the Senate, but the Wolverine State could become a serious takeover target later next year. [snip] Make no mistake, [Democratic candidate Gary] Peters has shown remarkable political agility and starts this race with the edge, but this open seat should no | Read More »
Joe Biden gets a Detroit woman killed.
Good job there, Mr. Vice President: It was shortly before 1 a.m. Nov. 2 and Renisha McBride was involved in an accident with a parked vehicle in Detroit. More than two hours later and six blocks away, she was shot in the face by a man who told police he thought someone was breaking into his Dearborn Heights home. The 54-year-old homeowner, according to police, | Read More »
A College Republican writing about why he supports Ron Weiser
The Right Man for The Job Ron Weiser is a man with experience, he has run a successful business for many years, served our country’s interests as ambassador to Slovakia for four years and raised the funds for the Republican Party to win in a landslide against the Democrats in 2010. Ron Weiser has fought tooth and nail for the Republican Party and to bring | Read More »
Mackinac Leadership Conference Update
September 20-22 was a very busy time for Michigan Republican and Conservative activists. It was the biennial Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference. This event is traditionally the kickoff point for most campaigns for statewide office as well as an excellent time for activists to get together and fellowship. If you attended the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, a couple of things were very clear. 1. Terri Lynn Land has | Read More »
CONSERVATIVES UNITE BEHIND AMBASSADOR RON WEISER FOR U OF M BOARD OF REGENTS
Senator Rand Paul worked closely with Ambassador Weiser during the creation of Right to Work as well as working on other ventures in the past. The Senator had nothing but marvelous compliments to Ambassador Weiser, whether it is the “personal energy” that Ron puts into everything he does or his phenomenal successes as chair of the Michigan GOP. Senator Rand Paul knows two things about Ambassador Weiser; “Ron will | Read More »
What The MSM Doesn’t Want You To Know About Detroit
The mainstream media, and even the financial media, have buried the real story concerning Detroit’s bankruptcy. Or rather, they’ve buried the other real story, besides the fact that the city has been run by Democrats since 1962. The real story is that Detroit was forced into bankruptcy before the many alternatives to this route were even considered – a route that may leave bondholders and | Read More »
Tech at Night: No, people still don’t care about privacy. The FCC attacks competition.
If you’re really that worried about Dropbox “opening your files” as these guys on a wild goose chase were, then why exactly are you uploading them unencrypted to Dropbox to begin with? This is what I’m talking about when I say people don’t actually act like they care about privacy. If people did care, they’d act differently.
Once again, the FCC is looking to reduce competition by picking winners and losers int he marketplace, this time in attacking owners of UHF stations. The guy who owns channel 56 doesn’t even have the same market power as the guy who owns channel 4, so why try to make UHF owners divest? That just reduces competition.
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The “Consider This!” Podcast, Episode 49: What the Detroit Bankruptcy Has To Say To Us
The latest episode of the “Consider This!” podcast is out. Conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. Just one topic this time around. I tackle the Detroit bankruptcy and what is has to say about political policies in other cities, in the US, and, actually, any country around the world. Detroit, Michigan, formerly the auto-making capital of the US, if not the world, filed for chapter 9 | Read More »
2014 Gubernatorial Races: An Early Take- Part 5
If ever there was a region where incumbent Republican governors can experience the great GOP gubernatorial apocalypse, it is the upper Midwest. Three of the races involve Republican incumbents who rode the Republican wave of 2010 into office. They are Rick Snyder in Michigan, John Kasich in Ohio and Scott Walker in Wisconsin. That potential loss of three Governor’s offices may be mitigated by a | Read More »
No #Stenographer At #Benghazi #ARB Interviews??
Something jumped out at me while watching the hiring yesterday. I don’t know if other people picked up on this point, but I think it very important. When Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI07) was asking his questions*, Gregory Hicks said something that should be front page news: Gregory Hicks To @RepWalberg: “No #Stenographer At #Benghazi #ARB Interviews” #tcot #p2 #libya #michigan #mi07 #gwot — BigGator5 (@BigGator5) | Read More »
An Open Letter to Michigan Governor Snyder
Dear Governor Snyder, I just finished speaking to another aide in your office regarding Common Core. I asked him to please inform me regarding your position on Common Core (adopted in 2010), Next Generation Science Standards (pending adoption on May 14), and related assessments currently being piloted in Michigan schools. Predictably, I didn’t get an answer. I never do. On different calls, I’ve been told | Read More »
Construction Union Bosses Agree To 10-Year Wage Freezes To Keep Dues Flowing To Union Contractors
Although unions are notoriously uncompetitive in the construction industry and union bosses negotiating wage freezes may make some sense in a bad economy, ten years’ worth of wage freezes seems extraordinarily long.
At least is seems long until one realizes that Michigan union bosses got what they want out of the contracts–the ability to collect union dues in a Right-to-Work state for another ten years and to use those dues to subsidize union contractors.
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