john yob en Commentary: Elephants at War <p>For many years, there was a big difference between the two major parties when it came to their internal affairs. Democrats often didn&rsquo;t get along behind closed doors and on convention floors.&nbsp; And they often didn&rsquo;t mind letting their disagreements show. Nor did their intra-party brawls usually seem to hurt them. That&rsquo;s because the Democrats were a collection of different interest groups who didn&rsquo;t necessarily like each other very much.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 15:06:14 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 7579 at Commentary: Elephants at War Video: Kids ask parents and grandparents to "help Governor Rick" <p></p><p><a href="">Value for Michigan</a>, a political action committee that supports Governor Snyder&#39;s proposed budget, has released a video with kids asking their parents and grandparents to support &quot;Governor Rick.&quot;</p><p>In the short 30 second ad, the children say:</p><ul><li>&quot;Please be responsible with our future.&quot;</li><li>&quot;Don&#39;t pass the buck.&quot;</li><li>&quot;Don&#39;t leave it on us&quot;</li><li>&quot;This is our one chance&quot;</li><li>&quot;So there will be jobs&quot;</li><li>&quot;Help Governor Rick change Michigan&quot; Tue, 15 Mar 2011 15:47:07 +0000 Mark Brush 1658 at Video: Kids ask parents and grandparents to "help Governor Rick"