Celeste Whiting’s Our Michigan is a blog that takes a probing look at hard to comprehend mega-issues like the global financial upheaval, simplifies them, and then explores how they relate to life right here in Michigan. Celeste takes that same skill of simplification and applies it to Michigan’s political blogosphere.
Speaking of politics, she recently wrote that Gov. Milliken is her new favorite Republican:
William Milliken is my new favorite republican. Once upon a time, long ago and right here, a republican governor signed revolutionary environmental protection legislation–fitting in a state with a motto boasting its natural resources. Passed in 1970, Michigan’s Environmental Protection Act set an ambitious standard recognizing the right of anyone to sue over damage to the water, air or land. It was recognition of the commons–the resources we share as citizens–and our rights and responsibility to protect them.