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Wednesday, October 13,2010

Myth buster cracks chairman’s tall tale

by Kyle Melinn
In 2008, Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Mark Brewer managed to find a couple of women who had a remarkable story. Their attorney, Geoffrey Fieger, was arguing their case before the Michigan Supreme Court and incumbent Supreme Court Justice Cliff Taylor fell asleep on the bench.
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Wednesday, October 6,2010

For Bernero, fat lady is tuning up

by Kyle Melinn
Democrats are trying to stop a landslide Republican year by focusing on the middle of the ticket.This will leave Bernero’s campaign like an astronaut cut off from the mother ship, floating aimlessly in space, watching and waiting for the inevitable.
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Wednesday, September 29,2010

The Origins of a Nerd

Is Rick Snyder really a nerd?

by Kyle Melinn
We’ve heard about Snyder’s three college degrees by age 23. He’s obviously brilliant, but being brilliant doesn’t make you a nerd. He doesn’t wear glasses, let alone thick ones with thick lenses. He doesn’t wear a tie, let alone a bow tie. And where’s that pocket protector?.
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Wednesday, September 22,2010

Transgender turn into GOP’s newest political football

by Kyle Melinn
Michigan’s top issue is male-to-female transgender individuals using women restrooms. It’s certainly not the other way around. I mean if female-to-male transgender individuals (or anyone else for that matter) actually want to brave the dirty guy’s john, go for it.
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Wednesday, September 15,2010

Politicians play games, leaders debate

by Kyle Melinn
Debates are for us, the voters, the clients, the customers, whatever label Snyder wants to use. This isn’t and should never be about the political racehorse. Let the paid hacks worry about Snyder freezing on stage a la Dick DeVos or if Bernero’s dismal poll numbers jump up from the media exposure.
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Wednesday, September 1,2010

McNamara on MSU trustees' ballot, Nugent bounced

by Kyle Melinn
Believe it or not, the nominations that yielded the most combined consternation for both Republicans and Democrats at this week’s conventions weren’t the attorney general or the secretary of state picks. The Dems essentially made their nominations last spring.It wasn’t the Supreme Court, either. After the governor picked Appellate Judge Alton Davis to succeed Elizabeth Weaver, everything fell into place at both conventions.
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Wednesday, August 25,2010

Dem recruiting for Snyder

Sharon Ellis managed two successful campaigns against Bernero. Can she help the GOP do it again?

by Kyle Melinn
If you know Williamston political consultant Sharon Ellis, you know she’s a Democrat. She has no problem making that pretty clear.In fact, on her first day working for Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder, she announced to everybody in the room where her party loyalties lie. And she doesn’t bleed red.
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Wednesday, August 18,2010

Tea Party

by Kyle Melinn
It’s safe to say the Tea Party didn’t exactly take over Michigan politics during the August primary. Not even close.
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Wednesday, August 11,2010

Judicial candidate saw substance abuse first hand

by Kyle Melinn
At first, a younger Clinton Canady III probably didn’t think he had a problem.Maybe he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. A victim of bad luck.Even when he was arrested for drunk driving, it took the insistence of friends and family to drive him to the conclusion that he had a substance abuse problem. He needed help.
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Thursday, August 5,2010

Gubernatorial analysis

'One Tough Nerd' v. 'One Angry Mayor'

by Kyle Melinn
Snyder and Bernero. The two populist candidates rode a public wave of dissatisfaction with the state government establishment to get to the top of the ticket for their respective parties. But their similarities end right about there.
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