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In Wayne County $729,675,152.78 in Federal Stimulus Money Went to K-12 Education

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As A2Politico revealed in a February 23, 2012 post: The amount of stimulus funding send from Washington, D.C. to Washtenaw County between 2009 and 2011 is a staggering $767,218,458 million dollars, the 4th largest amount given out within the state. That’s $2,222 dollars for every resident of the county. It’s also significantly higher, per capita, […]

February 29th, 2012 | Posted in County Politics,Econ,Edu,Featured,K-12,Money,Politics,Taxes | Read More »

UAW Prez Bob King Tells Dem Members: Stay Away From the Michigan Republican Primary

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by P.D. Lesko A2Politico political writer Joe DiSano is getting behind Operation Hilarity. He posted a piece at the Huffington Post Detroit channel that has a rousing debate going between those who think DiSano is suggesting something unethical, and those who believe all is fair in love, war and politics. A2Politico posted two pieces about […]

February 27th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Michigan politics,Politics,U.S. politics | Read More »

The Parent Trap: No, You Don’t Know What It’s Like to Be A Single Mom

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by Darla Carmichael I was going through my facebook photo albums yesterday, reminiscing about when my five-year-old was still a baby/toddler. There are no pictures from the hospital when he was born and only a couple quick, fuzzy snap shots from the subsequent year that was such a mix of turmoil and chaos for us. […]

February 26th, 2012 | Posted in Columns,Featured,The Parent Trap | Read More »

Urban Exile: “Entitlement” Is A Dirty Word Because Liberals Capitulated

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by James Jackson I can not stand the idea of entitlements. An entitlement is something that a person believes s/he deserves without any questions or limitations. An entitlement is something a person receives because s/he believes it is owed them, because it is their right, and they accept without thanks, because no thanks are needed […]

February 25th, 2012 | Posted in Columns,Featured,Urban Exile | Read More »

Snyder Endorsement of Romney Hurting Not Helping, Survey Shows

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by P.D. Lesko Sometimes, endorsements can help a candidate get elected. Sometimes they can’t. Sometimes, a political endorsement can actually cause voters to be less likely to vote for a candidate. That’s exactly what’s happening in Michigan to Mitt Romney. A recent Public Policy Polling survey conducted February 17-19 found that only 13 percent of […]

February 24th, 2012 | Posted in Elections,Featured,Michigan politics,Politics,U.S. politics | Read More »

Majority of $767,218,458 in Federal Stimulus Funds to Washtenaw County Soaked Up By….

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by Robert C. Smith The amount of stimulus funding send from Washington, D.C. to Washtenaw County between 2009 and 2011 is a staggering $767,218,458 million dollars, the 4th largest amount given out within the state. That’s $2,222 dollars for every resident of the county. It’s also significantly higher, per capita, than the national average of […]

February 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Econ,Featured,Money,Taxes | Read More »

Second Ward Council Member Tony Derezinski Trapped Under The Same Political Baggage That Crushed Rapundalo

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by P.D. Lesko Former Second Ward Council member Stephen Rapundalo was not popular. He had earned a reputation among constituents and city staffers as being nasty. One police officer, when asked about Rapundalo prior to the November 2011 general election in which Rapundalo was ousted from office, said with a chuckle, “Oh, we don’t like […]

February 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Ann Arbor Politics,City Council,Elections,Featured,Politics | Read More »

Insider Baseball: Why Power Brokers Are Backing A White Guy In A Michigan Black Majority Congressional District

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A2P Notes: At A2Politico.com everyone is a political insider. That’s the way it should be. Local, state and to a lesser degree national politics have increasingly become the baileywick of professionals: candidates, their staffers, ad agencies, and political analysts. Voters go to the polls less informed than ever before in increasingly smaller numbers. As the […]

February 21st, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Insider Baseball,Michigan politics,Politics,U.S. politics | Read More »

Daily Kos Owner Tells NY Times Those Who Object to Manipulation of Michigan Presidential Primary Are “Pearl Clutchers”

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By P.D. Lesko Operation Hilarity may not be quite so funny to Markos Moulitsas Zuniga. Moulitsas Zuniga owns the liberal blog Daily Kos which has over 300,000 registered users and serves up 2,000,000 pages per month. Moulitsas Zuniga launched Kos because he believed “the liberal Ivy League mandarins, consultants, and wonks, many of them refugees […]

February 20th, 2012 | Posted in Elections,Featured,House Calls,Michigan politics,Politics | Read More »

The Parent Trap: Yes, I Chose to Let My Kids Live With Their Dad. No, I’m Not a Bad Mom.

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by Sophia van Buren She sat there on the couch across from me, arms crossed, chin slightly jutting out from her face, her sharp features contorted into a look of disapproval.  Her pale blue eyes looked sternly into mine, like a mother admonishing a child.  It was a look I’d seen before, many times. Every […]

February 19th, 2012 | Posted in Columns,Featured,The Parent Trap | Read More »

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