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How was your Thanksgiving? I know, who cares? The stores are open. The deals are hot. You have to get to the back of the store on the other side of the mall in the next ten minutes to get your hands on that thing that is so discounted that you might as well grab […]
Happy Thanksgiving from the folks at Progress Michigan! Enjoy the food, family and football today and know that we’re thankful for your support every single day. Here are a few things we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving: -Progressive Bloggers / Independent Media -A higher minimum wage that’s tied to inflation -Congressman John Dingell -Protests in solidarity […]
By Matthew Kovac When President Obama called for peace in Ferguson after Monday night’s grand jury decision, I could not help but think of a speech that political activist Howard Zinn gave at the height of the Vietnam War. “Thousands of us were arrested for disturbing the peace,” he said. “But there is no peace. […]
By Brad O’Neil For many, paid sick days are a lifeline when unforeseen situations arise. They provide security and peace of mind when a mom wakes up to a child with a fever or a son needs to care for his elderly parents and can’t make it in to work. Unfortunately, they’re not afforded to […]
I don’t mean to downplay or disrespect the power of people who faced down police dogs, fire hoses and mob violence in the fight for civil rights and it’s not just because I’m a media jackal that I’m playing up the role of the media, but I don’t want to even try to imagine that […]
As I sat and watched the events unfold in Ferguson last night I was filled with many emotions. As a parent, my first thoughts were with Michael Brown’s family and the pain they’re enduring as they not only bury their son, but as they received word that their son’s killer would not be brought to […]