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A Damning Declaration

Proof emerged over the weekend that Gov. Rick Snyder dragged his feet for months in declaring the Flint Water Crisis a disaster and lied to the public about why he chose to delay. Choosing to not declare a state of emergency in Flint further delayed critical resources to people who continue to struggle to get […]


Snyder’s Shameless Kickbacks

Gov. Rick Snyder has once again appointed a politically-connected ally to a major position at a public institution. The governor recently decided to appoint Bobby Schostak, the former chair of the Michigan Republican Party and a chain restaurant/real estate investor, to serve on the Oakland University Board of Trustees. Surely there was nobody in Michigan […]

Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, speaks during a news conference at police headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. Detroit asked to end its record $18 billion municipal bankruptcy, a request that may be fulfilled by days end. Photographer: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Don’t Buy the Snyder Spin

  Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign a GOP-sponsored road scheme that was passed late Tuesday evening. Snyder has been fishing for a roads fix since he came into office and has failed at every turn. At this point, the conservative legislature could have handed him some road kill, called it a roads plan […]


RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Branding and Communications for Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Branding and Communications for Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Upon hearing that four days after the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) admitted fault in the Flint Water Crisis, the department was requesting proposals for a branding and marketing plan, Progress Michigan offered the following response to the RFP. The […]

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Toxic Ignorance

Three consecutive headlines caught my eye this morning in a way that could only be ignored by the likes of Gov. Rick Snyder, who routinely ignores problems created by his administration until it’s too late. MLive: Elevated lead found in more Flint kids after water switch, study finds MLive: State says data shows no link […]


Yes, Let’s Talk Facts

  Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy just cleared an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in the shooting of 20-year old Terrance Kellom. The shooting was ruled as justified and no charges will be filed against the agent. During a raid on Kellom’s family home in Detroit while serving a warrant for Kellom’s connection to an […]


Presumed Violent

UPDATE: According to the Detroit News, the proposed ordinance has been changed. The four-day curfew will now be from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and will be limited to specific areas surrounding the Detroit River. Those areas were not specifically identified in media reports. However, the 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew would still apply […]

Teacher Appreciation

Thanks, But No Thanks

Leave it to conservatives like the Michigan GOP to completely fumble a “Let’s thank the teachers” message during National Teacher Appreciation Week. In a feigned attempt to seem like they actually care about teachers, the @MIGOP Twitter account put out this image: If you are a teacher here in Michigan, we want to thank you! […]

Tea Party Government Shutdown

The Right Wants You to Hate Taxes

Today is Tax Day, which in right-wing circles is basically considered to be an anti-holiday. Conservatives loathe taxes and, therefore, hate Tax Day. Unfortunately, that narrative has taken hold in the minds of many Americans, not just those on the right. When you file your taxes, you’re helping to ensure that we can educate our […]