It’s Sam Riddle week here at the City Hall Insider, as Michigan’s most fascinating incarcerated political consultant makes the rounds of the penal media. Thrsday, Riddle shared his secret fantasies about working for the U.S. Justice Department and came out of the Kid Rock fanboy closet on a prison blog. This morning, Riddle is sending … Continue Reading →
Detroit News political reporters ferret out what's really going on in Lansing and Washington D.C.
Sure, road trips sound romantic — the lure of the open highway, blah, blah, blah. But sometimes sitting in a cramped car and listening to FM radio for hours on end doesn’t inspire. It breeds contempt. Lewis and Clark went at it like Leroy and Loretta Lockhorn. At the end of “On the Road,” Dean … Continue Reading →
Tank of gas? Check. Beef jerky and trail mix? Check. Mix CD? Check. Term paper on turning around a city that’s bedeviled generations of urban planners? Check. Let’s hit the road and meet the mayor! Marcus Page and his pals in Kurt Burch’s city politics class could be reviewing that checklist shortly before they hit … Continue Reading →
Mayor Dave Bing may be getting serious Twitter-verse buzz for gunning down an idea to build a statue in honor of RoboCop. But the City Hall Insider — which is emerging from a long winter break engrossed in Detroit’s 237-page CAFR — gives props to the man Bing unseated as mayor, Councilman Ken Cockrel Jr., who this week got his sillies out with a virtual nod to Yo Gabba Gabba!