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Wednesday, October 3,2012

Hide and seek

by Terry Link
Even the most market crazy economist believes that for markets to work their magic there needs to be accurate information available for consumers. Joseph Stiglitz got his Nobel recognition precisely for his work affirming this bedrock principle of neo-liberal economics.
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Wednesday, October 3,2012

Democratic drains

Critics of the Eaton County drain commissioner say he's nearly impossible to contact and wanted guns for his office. The incumbent says it's either untrue or taken out of context

by Sam Inglot
Guns. Partisan politics. Used cars. County drains. Who says Ingham County is the only place with interesting drain commissioner races? Republicans are attempting to reclaim this countywide seat they held for years.
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Wednesday, October 3,2012

A Tea Party trail

Why are Republicans in Delhi Township denying their Tea Party roots?

by Sam Inglot
Despite leaving a trail of Tea Party affiliations in his wake — along with the opinions of other elected officials — Delhi Township supervisor candidate Jeff Hall remains adamant that he is not a tea partier. But why?
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Wednesday, October 3,2012

Eyesore of the week

by Randiah Green
A drug house? The hideout for a chainsaw wielding-madman? The future site of a new haunted Halloween attraction? The creepy possibilities are endless and the mind can’t help but wander in a sinister direction when gazing upon this destitute building.
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Wednesday, October 3,2012

Are you better off?

by Andrea Raby & Helene Dryden
Leading up to the Nov. 6 election, City Pulse is taking to the streets to ask residents from all walks of life this inherently loaded — or plainly simple — question: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"
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Wednesday, September 26,2012

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Rumor has it that there are Frank Lloyd Wright houses in Okemos. It's a mid-century suburban legend you may have been privy to at some time or another, often uttered when the subject turns to architecture at any formal or informal gathering in the Lansing area.
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Wednesday, September 26,2012

Of watchdogs and gadflies

A devoted group in East Lansing, unsuccessful in seeking a City Council appointment, frustrates its target

by Andy Balaskovitz
They're like the Lansing City Council regulars but better versed in legal issues and more litigious. A trio of East Lansing City Council candidates who each unsuccessfully sought the appointment to one vacant seat earlier this month — Jeffrey Hank, Hans Larsen and Phil Bellfy — could be described as a major pain in City Attorney Tom Yeadon's neck.
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Wednesday, September 26,2012

Regional Gem or Bastardization?

Lansing area leaders weigh in on Eastwood Towne Center

by Sam Inglot
Bring up Eastwood Towne Center in conversation with any one of the various officials or leaders in Ingham County and you're likely to get a range of thoughts on the development. It all depends on whom you talk to. The ever-expanding development northwest of U.S. 127 and Lake Lansing Road has sparked both controversy and support among neighboring jurisdictions ever since its creation 10 years ago.
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Wednesday, September 26,2012

Notes from the political sidelines

by Walt Sorg
Jennifer Granholm and I have at least one thing in common: neither of us plans to run for public office again. I can hear the masses cheering already! We are finally free to say exactly what we are thinking without worrying about the political fallout.
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Wednesday, September 19,2012

Advocates rally against medical marijuana changes

by Kyle Melinn
Medical marijuana advocates are tired of the Republican-led Legislature and Attorney General Bill Schuette chipping away at the 2008 voter-initiated law. Today they're planning on letting them know.
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