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Death to Progress!

By Brad O’Neil Legislation passed in the House of Representatives this week would essentially eliminate the ability of local government to hold businesses accountable for how they treat their employees and interact with communities. HB 4052, also known as the “Death Star Bill” due to its unprecedented reach and broad effect on local communities, has […]

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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! […]

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Money Speaks Louder than Words

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 […]

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The War on Drugs: A Chronic Failure

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 […]

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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 […]