Townsend-vs-Wentworth

Wentworth and Townsend the Gladwin Debate

Which Candidate is Ready to Represent the 97th?     Click Play on the Video and Listen as you Read (Wentworth and Townsend start at 17:20)…   In Lansing, Experience Counts My opponent, Jason Wentworth, has a very straightforward campaign.  He is well financed and a Republican, and that is all he feels he needs[…]

smoke filled room

The Republicans Destroyed Voter Initiatives Yesterday

Voter Initiatives Died Yesterday I started working on this article about a month ago.  Rather than publish it, I held back in the spirit of a positive campaign.  Yesterday the Republican House finished the work of the Republican Senate and destroyed voter initiatives in Michigan with party politics and dirty tricks.  Civic minded lawmakers like[…]

Criminal Charges

Reduce Prison Population by Reducing Criminals

10 Commandments, 750 Criminal Offenses The headlines are full of stories about private prisons, prison overcrowding, and the high percentage of Michiganders that are incarcerated.  Before we expand our prison system, let’s make sure that our jails are for actual criminals.  We should also have a hard look at what constitutes a ‘Crime’. One thing[…]

The War on Drugs

The Cost of the War on Drugs in the 97th District

War on Drugs Figures Released The Michigan State Police have released arrest statistics, county by county, for 2014.  Specifically, we are going to look at the numbers for marijuana.  While we imagine the War on Drugs being fought against heroin, meth, and prescription drug abuse, the numbers tell a very different story: In Arenac County,[…]