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This week, a group of climate science experts released a report showing the consequences of global warming could be far worse and come far sooner than previously expected. It’s disheartening, to say the least, especially considering it will take incredibly large, coordinated actions to reverse this trend, and many of our Republican elected officials refuse […]
It’s no secret that the response to allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh has been heavily influenced by gender, with women much more likely to support his accusers while men circle the wagons to defend the nominee. While many say they simply don’t believe the allegations, a common talking point among men is that […]
When we picture the attorney general our state needs, we think of someone honest and dependable, someone with a proven track record of standing up for the people of Michigan. Republican House Speaker Tom Leonard doesn’t exactly live up to that expectation. During his career in our legislature, Tom Leonard has supported and helped pass […]
This week, Detroit News opinion editor Nolan Finley published a piece calling for an end to ballot initiatives. While he feigns concern about corporate interests and Constitutional integrity, the case he makes is both hypocritical and undemocratic. Finley starts his article with a rambling passage about how Constitutional amendments should not be taken lightly and […]
A few weeks ago, the Michigan House GOP released a progress report on their 2017-2018 agenda. We took a look to see what they say they’ve accomplished. Much of the report is an attempt to disguise actions Republicans have taken that directly hurt Michiganders and re-brand them as progress–most notably, their newest budget. They praise […]
For people of color in the United States, being conscious of one’s racial identity isn’t an option. White folks, on the other hand, have made up the majority of the population for centuries. As a result, we often view ourselves as a sort of default population whose race is insignificant–almost as if we have no […]