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This Week In Michigan - July 24th

Detroit News  - Sit-down interviews and analysis with the top four Republican candidates for governor: Mike Bouchard, Mike Cox, Pete Hoekstra and Rick Snyder.

Also, an overall "primary guide" for interested voters.

New York Times - A city outsources everything and the sky doesn't fall. "Remember the Soviet Union?" said Hector Alvarado, who heads a civic advocacy group. "They had a lot of bureaucracy, and they lost. Maywood was like that. Now people know if they don't work, they will be laid off. Much better this way."

Michigan View - 'Cap and trade' is dead.

AOL - Congress has spent $1.4 million per month on travel alone this year.

Carpe Diem - Wal-Mart deserves the Nobel Prize.

Michigan Taxes Too Much - Rick Snyder's true colors.

The Blog Prof - Was race a factor in deciding which GM dealerships would be shut down?

Cato@Liberty - "Either the most honest politician in the world or the most opportunistic."

Two Guys Named Joe (podcast) - Political consultants Joe DiSano and Joe Munem mourn the untimely passing of fellow consultant Chetly Zarko. A tribute from CapCon for Zarko is here.

The American Spectator - In an article said to be "worthy of Thomas Paine" by some commentators, historian Angelo M. Codevilla lays out the case of America's political class - and the dangers of revolution.


Quote of the Week

"When the majority discovered that virtually no one in a position of power in either party or with a national voice would take their objections seriously, that decisions about their money were being made in bipartisan backroom deals with interested parties, and that the laws on these matters were being voted by people who had not read them, the term "political class" came into use. Then, after those in power changed their plans from buying toxic assets to buying up equity in banks and major industries but refused to explain why, when they reasserted their right to decide ad hoc on these and so many other matters, supposing them to be beyond the general public's understanding, the American people started referring to those in and around government as the "ruling class."

-           Angelo M. Codevilla, The American Spectator


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