DTE and Consumers Energy Teach a Sad Lesson on Corporate Cronyism

It could happen next week.

The state legislature is back in Lansing this month and the top priority for a veritable army of special interests and lobbyists is the passage of a sweeping and costly energy reform package designed to kill electric choice and dramatically raise rates on Michigan families.

Lawmakers should reject it once and for all.

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Another 10-year-old Girl’s Lemonade Stand Shut Down by Government Regulators

13662605_1470958534.7665.jpgAmerica used to stand for entrepreneurship and grit. 

This young entrepreneur, unfortunately, had to learn the lessons of a big, overreaching government. 

Shutting down a 10-year-old girl's lemonade stand and requiring permits totaling $3,500 to continue her business is shameful. 

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Michigan Lawmaker Introduces Worker’s Choice Bill. What's that?

State Representative Gary Glenn recently introduced Worker's Choice legislation, which would strengthen worker rights and release unions from representing those who chose not to pay membership dues. 

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Freedom Fund slams "hypocritical" Democrats over Rep. Banks support

Michigan Freedom Fund Executive Director Tony Daunt joined Lester Graham on Michigan Radio to discuss Greg McNeilly's latest Detroit News opinion pieceHe examines the (hypocritical) political and financial support by Michigan Democrats of Rep. Brian Banks despite his perpetual struggles with the law. 

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Democrats tarnished by support for Brian Banks - Detroit News

The following was originally published in The Detroit News.

There’s an old saying about people in glass houses and the throwing of stones. Not a parable Michigan Democrats are familiar with, apparently.

Michigan liberals have spent countless hours lecturing Republicans about the need to distance themselves from their presidential nominee because, they claim, the way he talks isn’t dignified. His behavior, they say, sets a bad example for our children.

Their arguments might be worth taking a little more seriously if they practiced even for a moment what they preached.

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Union Workers Want Choice - WSJ Video

Mackinac Center for Public Policy Director of Labor Policy Vinnie Vernuccio on a new poll of labor union members.

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What does socialism look like in the real world?

o-SOCIALISM-CAPITALISM-facebook.jpgSocialism in actual practice and socialism in theory are two incredibly different things. 

My generation, millennials, are incredibly supportive of socialism even though they can't seem to accurately describe it

Instead of writing about what socialism is -- let's see what socialism actually looks like! 

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The Realities of Voter Fraud in Michigan

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Did you vote last week in the August 2nd primary?

Eminem did.

... or did he?

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Crain's: Bill would dim electricity choice in state, some say

Crain's Detroit published an article Sunday that references legislation aimed at ending electric choice. It deserves our attention. 

Only two of 10 active alternative-energy suppliers in Michigan could qualify to serve electricity customers in the state's 10 percent choice program under legislation sponsored by Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, unless they make major investments that would likely make the business unprofitable.

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Democrats should withdraw bill targeting crime victims


jim_ananich.pngWhen bad men try to hurt people, it’s up to good men and women to stand up and stop them.

The state legislature’s top Democrat, Minority Leader Jim Ananich, wants to spin that simple truth on its head.

Under legislation he sponsored alongside a trio of other ultra-liberal Democrats in the state Senate, Senate Bill 611, when bad men try to hurt people, it’d be up to good men and women to run and hide.

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