Thursday, May 29, 2008

Where is the Presidential Leadership on Gas Prices?

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Everyone is complaining about high gas prices, and after my Memorial Day weekend trip down south, I’m no different. My question is: Why aren’t we seeing any real leadership from the presidential candidates on this issue?

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

VIDEO: Healthcare Reality Check - Breaking Your Arm and The Bank

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Healthcare is a huge issue in this year's election (as it is every election). The US is the only industrialized nation that doesn't have universal healthcare.

What happens if you need surgery and you don't have insurance? What are the economic consequences? With rising healthcare costs, insurance is more expensive than ever. What do the candidates have to say about all this? We'll hear from them and from a couple of Michiganders whose lives are affected by the US healthcare system.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Obama's Full Court Press in Michigan

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Just one day after the Detroit Pistons advanced to the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals for the sixth season in a row, another basketball playing Mid-Westerner executed a full-court press to defend against accusations that he can’t put his opponent away, and can’t win the big one. After suffering a 41 percentage point pounding by Hillary Clinton in the West Virginia primary, Barack Obama turned up the heat on his rival with a fast break to Michigan capped by a slam dunk both contenders had prized – the endorsement of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

VIDEO: The Case of the DPS IMac Dump

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With a 25% graduation rate and a severe budget deficit, the last thing we should expect to find in our city dumpster is seven working computers with Property of Detroit Public Schools labels on them, but...

Cynthia McKinney & The Green Party: A Viable Option

Originally Published at Think.MTV.Com

Two U.S. presidential candidates campaigned in Michigan this week. John McCain’s brief return to the state was greeted with great fanfare by an audience of several hundred people at a town hall meeting in suburban Detroit. By contrast, Cynthia McKinney spent a long weekend listening to the grievances of struggling Detroiters, engaging small crowds of local activists, courting independent media and raising money for her presidential campaign.

Cynthia who? In case you haven’t heard, former U.S. Congress member Cynthia McKinney is the front runner for the Green Party’s U.S. presidential nomination. Ms. McKinney would like you to consider the Greens as a viable option to win in 2008.

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

VIDEO: Young Detroit for State Rep

Change is a key buzzword in national politics these days, and young people in Michigan are taking that message to heart. At a time when state politics are in turmoil, several young Detroit natives are proactively taking steps necessary to politically engage and take control of their communities by running for the Michigan state legislature. 23 year-old Coleman Young II is running for his second term in the legislature. Leslie Love and Lee Gaddies are also heeding the call of public service.

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