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Weekly Roundup - September 11

Detroit News - "The Tea Party" political party will not be allowed onto the November ballot.

Grand Rapids Press - A majority of Michigan voters support making the state "Right-to-Work."

WWJ 950 - Detroit Public Schools is short on teachers.

Michigan View - Bernero is the real corporate puppet.

Detroit News - Detroit Mayor Bing is ready to impose wage cuts on some unions.

Two Guys Named Joe (podcast) - A recap of the Republican and Democratic state conventions and whether the fake tea party will affect the election.

Boston Globe - 'Cash for clunkers' was a classic government folly.

Roll Call - The Senate's travel costs may set a record.

Washington Examiner - One congressman admits, "If you don't tie our hands, we'll keep stealing."

New York Times - President Obama is against any compromise on the Bush tax cuts.

Associated Press - Murkowski's defeat in Alaska is a major tea party win.


Quote of the Week

"Promiscuous charges of bigotry are precisely how our current rulers and their vast media auxiliary react to an obstreperous citizenry that insists on incorrect thinking.

-          Resistance to the vast expansion of government power, intrusiveness and debt, as represented by the Tea Party movement? Why, racist resentment toward a black president.

-          Disgust and alarm with the federal government's unwillingness to curb illegal immigration, as crystallized in the Arizona law? Nativism.

-          Opposition to the most radical redefinition of marriage in human history, as expressed in Proposition 8 in California? Homophobia.

-          Opposition to a 15-story Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero? Islamophobia.

"Now we know why the country has become "ungovernable," last year's excuse for the Democrats' failure of governance: Who can possibly govern a nation of racist, nativist, homophobic Islamophobes?"

- Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post


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