| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:18 AM
It's one thing to pick a fight with public employee unions in Wisconsin and quite another for Michigan Republicans to take on all of organized labor, as happened with the "right-to-work" legislation that Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law Tuesday evening....
| Dec 26, 2012
As authorities move to address K-8 absenteeism and truancy in Chicago schools, where tens of thousands of elementary students miss a month or more of school each year, they may not have to look far for workable strategies.
Government agencies and...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 8:00 AM
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This week Republican Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan signed two new laws barring unions in workplaces they’ve organized from requiring employees to join and pay dues. The laws turned Michigan, home of the United Auto Workers, into the...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Rick Snyder, who is hardly a human cactus, warned Michigan's labor leaders. The state's mild-mannered Republican governor, currently in his first term in his first public office, has rarely been accused of being, or praised for being, a fire-breathing...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 3:51 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he will likely introduce a gun control package in the coming legislative session and reiterated his opposition to assault weapons like the one used in the Newtown massacre.
The Democratic governor said he has directed...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 3:15 AM
Immigration is already a hot topic this election season. Both parties have made reforming our country's immigration system a priority. Now, a statewide initiative in Michigan is encouraging people to welcome immigrants to the state.
And while it seems...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:30 PM
The distress call came Sunday around 1 p.m.: emergency in Beverly Hills. Someone was being held hostage at "Simon Cowell's." The victim, reported a female caller, was tied up with duct tape inside a bathroom at the brash British "X Factor" judge's...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
America lost one of its iconic brands last month when Hostess, maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Wonder Bread and other staples of postwar Middle America, closed up shop.
The announcement was an occasion for wags to litter the Internet with jokes about the...
| Mar 24, 2011
Illegal immigrants, according to comments on our discussion boards, are a large factor in why California is in the fiscal mess it's in. They've bankrupted our state, commenters say, by using up all our resources such as health clinics and......
| Mar 29, 2011
TALLAHASSEE — Public Policy Polling – a Democratic firm from North Carolina that showed Gov. Rick Scott with 33 percent-to-43 percent favorability/unfavorability numbers back in December – has taken a second look. It isn't pretty. Nearly...
| Mar 29, 2011
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's approval rating in a recent poll from We Ask America finds his approval rating at 30.6 percent, well off the 46 percent of the vote he won last November. But would he be more popular if,......