Michigan conservatives claimed an unprecedented legislative victory with the final passage of right-to-work. The Great Lakes State is set to become the twenty-fourth with a workplace freedom law. Republicans, who comfortably control both chambers, introduced and debated similar bills late last week. On Thursday, House members approved the bill by a 58-52 tally; the Senate followed suit, 22-16. Democrats staged a walk-out after their futile stall tactics, i.e. a string of hopeless amendments, failed, thus allowing a corresponding 22-4 vote concerning government-sector unionization. In anticipation of the legislature’s decision, unrest over the democratic process arose. Anti-worker choice protesters –...Read More
Author: Nicholas Kowalski
Post-election season, a raging whirlwind of questions pertaining to the path the Republican Party ought to take has surfaced. Is a new direction really necessary, or is an improved strategy the key? Should the GOP abandon its namesake by incorporating liberal ideals in an effort to pander? Where should we go from here? Contrary to what Leftist pundits would have you believe, however, Republicans made gains at the state level. Nationally, the GOP maintained control of the popular body of Congress, and increased its control of governorships and legislative chambers. In Michigan, the GOP held onto power of Lansing,...Read More
President Obama’s worst fear has come true: Michigan is in play. Ever since 1992, Democrats have comfortably called the Great Lakes rust-belt home. Bill Clinton carried the state twice, as did Al Gore and John Kerry. The incumbent won by a wide 16.4% margin, but things are different this time around. According to Real Clear Politics, a reliable polling average database, Michigan is a toss-up. Each candidate claims a 47% share of the anticipated vote. Such a swing should not be too unexpected, however. Just last cycle Republican candidates swept all state-wide partisan offices (including the governorship), won a majority...Read More
Aside from high-profile partisan and judicial races, Michiganders have big decisions to make on six ballot proposals. There is one legislative referendum and five proposed constitutional amendments. The outcome of these measures will impact the economically frustrated Great Lakes State for the long-term. Voters ought to weigh potential consequences carefully. Proposal 1 = YES Summary: To uphold Public Act 4, otherwise known as the Emergency Financial Manager legislation, signed into law earlier this year. Should government officials be allowed to drive failing cities like Detroit and Flint into bankruptcy, or should a fresh set of hands be employed? Proponents...Read More
Mitt Romney, having setback the president’s reelection bid with impressive debate performances, is in a position to win. As the economy creeps along at a sluggish pace, millions of Americans remain unemployed. Political indicators and prominent polling data conclude that Romney-Ryan have the momentum heading into the final stretch. But which states hold the keys to victory this fall? The top five include: 5. North Carolina Electoral Votes: 15 Previous Outcome: Obama +0.3% Current Prediction: Romney +5.6%* Status: Likely Romney Although North Carolina and states of similar political taste traditionally support Republican presidential hopefuls, they went for Barack...Read More
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