Michigan has, fairly or not, found itself in the media crosshairs, playing the role of America's Recession Case Study. As national unemployment numbers reached double digits, Michiganders had long been there.
The news around the state may be bleak, but it doesn't change exactly how much the state has to offer. Many states can offer cultural diversity, distinct agriculture, or beautiful landscape. Michigan is one of those areas that offer all of those. Detroit has some incredibly breathtaking architecture. It's just a shame many of those buildings are abandoned.
As the former automotive capital of the world tries to rebuild its economy and reinvent its image, the writers of Mitt'n Caboodle will discuss Michigan topics and why occurrences in the Wolverine State matter at all to the rest of the country.
Joanne Huspek runs a business in Royal Oak with her husband, and Matt Sussman is an unemployed blogger/techie in Ann Arbor.
Detroit: The new urban prairie.
The food police make a stop at a front-yard vegetable garden.
Welcome to Michigan: Beware of car-eating potholes.
Having a geek for a governor means having an email address to send my poison-tipped letters to.
Some thoughts upon getting robbed.
Swimming in a sea of tomatoes, but I'm not complaining.
What is the value of a symphony musician? Detroit will find out, soon enough.
There’s a 2,350-mile Grand Canyon of an abyss between the real estate markets of the Mitten State and LaLaLand.
Debbie Stabenow is petitioning Tom Izzo to stay at Michigan State. ON OUR TAX DOLLERZ!!!!
Better take a good look before you call someone a tea-bagging cracker.
Excuse me if I raise an eyebrow at the latest promise made. I'm just the skeptic on Main Street.
Bart Stupak proves our nation is led by those who would whore themselves out for a vote.
When donuts fly Next Day Air, it's an expensive proposition.
A war on unemployment would be a much better crusade than warring with everyone else.
Emailing your state representative may be an escapade, but it's no friend pool.
The Michigan State Fair is the latest casualty in these tenuous economic times.
Michigan retains its crown as the poor stepchild of vacationing presidents.
The oddity of public walking in Southeastern Michigan.
If the state needs a new stereotype, let's work toward "safe drivers."
So long, Buick Open. Michigan will miss you.