Tag Archives: Michigan

Is it really an accomplishment?

8 Jun
U.S. Congressman Dingell

U.S. Congressman Dingell

I know that there has been a lot of news about Rep. John Dingell’s (D-MI) distinction as the longest-serving congressman in the history of the United States.  However, I would counter that it is just a number.  He said it best himself: Continue reading

Consequences of Voting in a Democracy

12 Dec

With the end of elections, the people who we elected and have been or about to be inaugurated will be making decisions based on why they were elected.  To me, I’m a little confused as to why there is all this consternation regarding the recent right-to-work laws that have recently passed in the state I currently reside in, Indiana, and our northern neighbor of Michigan.  Some are outraged to the recent decisions, which is quite understandable.  However, voters apparently want these decisions, for better or for worse.  There is something to be said that private and/or public sector jobs are being threatened either by less job positions (via unionization) or lower wages and benefits (via right-to-work).  No one should be surprised, though, that when you vote a supermajority in the state senate and super majority in the state house (Michigan) and an increase to a 2/3 majority in both state houses (Indiana) of Republicans, you are going to get a Republican kind of state.  Outrage may be justified, but voters do not want that.

You get what you pay for.  In politics, you get what you vote for.


Boris Shor, PhD

Associate Professor, Dep't of Political Science, U. of Houston

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