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By Matthew Kovac Few Americans would admit to looking back on 1851 with nostalgia. Slavery was the law of the land, not only in the south but in the north, as a result of the Fugitive Slave Act. Indigenous peoples were being systematically driven off their land and killed. Women enjoyed few rights, including the […]
I first met Donyetta Hill last year while working on the campaign to raise Michigan’s minimum wage. I had only been working at Progress Michigan for about two months and was still getting the hang of working for one of the largest progressive communications hubs in the state when suddenly we were thrust into an […]
By Brad O’Neil Our elected leaders are back in session and yet another piece of legislation is being rammed through the Republican-controlled legislature with little review and even less debate. Senate Bill 248 puts corporate profits above the health and well-being of accident victims by enacting major changes to Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system. The […]
Last week, Rick Snyder made it clear where he stands on compassion for others. In a five-page brief filed in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Michigan, Snyder refused to recognize a marriage that legally occurred in New York State between two Michigan citizens. Bruce Morgan of East Grand Rapids, who is […]
Last night, the litany of cuts that our elected leaders have made to public education funding finally hit home. My wife and I attended an open house for schools in our area in order to start making a decision about where our five-year-old son will attend school this fall. We have struggled recently, as many […]
By Sam Inglot and Denzel McCampbell From straight edge to stoner, we can all agree that marijuana prohibition has failed and we need serious reforms. Many media reports focus on the economic impact that legalizing marijuana would have on the state. According to the Detroit Free Press, there are three groups pushing for marijuana legalization […]