Two sets of rules. Politicians skate while auto makers get punished. | Michigan Radio
“The price for all that lying and dissembling ain’t what it is for the auto industry. That’s because there really are two sets of rules, and only one of them demands accountability.

That’s wrong. It’s why Republicans and Democrats have mismanaged the furies roiling their respective bases. Party leaders are proving the last to realize their total lack of accountability is destroying credibility with their own people.

There are no federal regulators to demand a price for political malpractice and self-dealing. There’s no one to levy fines on baldly dishonest politicians and staffers like regulators can hand to automakers.

Only the ballot box can exact a price for dishonesty and cronyism. Come November, it should.”

By Daniel Howes columnist at The Detroit News.

Views expressed in his essays are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of Michigan Radio, its management or the station licensee, The University of Michigan.

DNC Protests, Part One: Confusion or Sabotage?

DNC Protests, Part One: Confusion or Sabotage?
by John Laurits
Greetings, brothers, sisters, & others — We’ve made it out of Philadelphia & are beginning our trek home but, before too much time elapses, I want to write about something that has been weighing heavily on my mind since the protests & demonstrations started — sabotage. Before I begin, I’d like to emphasize that what I’m about to […]

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