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Between a rock and a Republican

Have you ever been stuck between a rock and a hard place? Most of us have, and the Michigan Freedom Fund’s Greg McNeilly is no exception. Except his predicament could more accurately be described as being stuck between a rock and a Republican. On one hand, Greg McNeilly married his longtime partner – his rock […]

You know they’re bad (they’re bad)

They’re really, really bad. Who’s bad? Sixteen of the most radical right-wingers in America are competing for the crown in our second annual March Badness tournament – and they’re bad for America. But who’s the worst? We need your help deciding.  Each year during March Madness, Progress Michigan – and our sister organizations around America […]

Right to Life is Wrong for Michigan

Disgusting. That’s the only way to describe Right to Life’s most recent attack on Gary Peters, saying he “wants to make sure abortion is accessible and cheap for his daughters.” Making light of RTL’s repulsive tactics, the group’s spokeswoman, Pam Sherstad, said it’s “PAC season” and assured there would be more to come, adding “…with […]

Gov. Snyder: The “Kickback Kid”

While most hard-working Michiganders were enjoying a well-deserved holiday break, Gov. Snyder signed Republican-led legislation doubling the amount individuals can contribute to campaigns. This, as it turns out, was a really good decision on their part: Republicans raised $5 for every $1 raised by Democrats. According to MIRSNews: From. Dec. 27 to Dec. 31, Republicans […]

Beware of false prophets

After getting trounced at the polls in 2013, Republicans commissioned an autopsy report to figure out why and recommend strategies that could help lead them out of the political wilderness. As you’d expect, the report recommended expanding the Republican Party’s tent by “softening” their stance on immigration reform and supporting LGBT rights. Almost a year […]

Don’t get it twisted

Michigan’s National Republican Committeeman, Dave Agema, went on a predictable anti-LGBT rant claiming that “homosexuals” want free health care “because they’re dying” from their unhealthy lifestyle: I stand for traditional marriage, not homosexual ones. The family unit is the basic unit in society. When you tear the family apart, you tear the country apart. I […]

Republicans are scared of the invisible hand that feeds them

Michigan’s Tea Party congressional delegation failed every single Michigander by voting to send the U.S. into default. Why would they do such a thing? Simple: cowardice. Immediately following the deal to avert default and end the senseless government shutdown, FreedomWorks CEO Matt Kibbe promised primary challengers for House Republicans who voted for the plan, saying […]