November 3, 2020

The buzz about Michigan State Represenative Mari Manoogian (D-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township) seems to have taken on a life of its own in this year. Earlier in the 2020 campaign drive she got a personal boost when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer showed up at a priv...

November 3, 2020

We understand the game of writing endorsements better than most but even we could feel the personal pain when the Detroit Free Press editorial board came out with its October 19 endorsement of Democrat David Coulter for Oakland County Executive, who we also supported. In bac...

November 3, 2020

You know you’re not winning a popularity contest when the leadership of your own political party disavows you. That’s what has happened with GOP state House candidate Paul M. Smith, a former Sterling Heights city council member who was running to represent the 25th District...

November 3, 2020

As we all learned when the FBI and Michigan State Police arrested several members of the Wolverine Watchmen, an armed militia group who had plans to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer because they were unhappy with her coronavirus restrictions, our elected officials are facing unp...

November 3, 2020

We’ll just say it. Republican Eric Esshaki of Birmingham, who was running in the general election to replace Democratic Congresswoman Haley Stevens to represent Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Troy, Clawson, western Oakland County and parts of western Wayne County, really shou...

November 3, 2020

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, elected in 2018 on the slogan of “fix the damn roads,” had her whole agenda waylaid in 2020 by COVID-19 pandemic. Subsequent battles with the Republican legislature and lawsuits against her executive authority may have dinged her, but haven’t scarred h...

November 3, 2020

Here’s a snapshot, one week out from the November 3 balloting,  on how local donations flowed to the Trump-Biden contest, broken down by zip codes, thanks to the New York Times. A total of $248,000 from 540 donors went into the Biden campaign coffers from the Bloomfield Town...

November 3, 2020

We don’t know what Michigan GOP Chairwoman Laura Cox has to say on this, but we imagine she may not approve. Republican activist Brandon Hall, who was found guilty of election fraud in 2016, announced on October 1 he was running for the state Republican Party chair “to decla...

November 3, 2020

The case of Oakland County v Don Valente, a Republican candidate for Bloomfield Township trustee, is still pending after being postponed at 48th District Court a couple of times. Valente, who ran for trustee because he really, really, really doesn’t like current township sup...

October 6, 2020

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard wasted no time in hitting the campaign trail (figuratively) over the Labor Day weekend with a oversize postcard mailing which took an interesting approach. No mention on either side of the card that Bouchard is a Republican, with one h...

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