Deadlines, Democracy and Other Inconveniences

Deadlines are supposed to mean something. That’s what I learned when I was a reporter (although I, admittedly, wasn’t always the best at hitting them). But somehow, deadlines didn’t seem to apply last Thursday at the Board of Canvassers meeting where they were considering putting a $10.10 minimum wage question — courtesy of Raise Michigan — on […]


This Week in Progress

Another week, another example of people in power rigging the system. This Week in PM Blogging: The Right Tweets The online trolls were out in force during Netroots Nation and my Twitter activity was unknowingly feeding into their zeal. The thing I never expected was the blatant hate and racism being thrown at Detroit and […]


Not Just Another Conference

I attended my first Netroots Nation in Detroit last week and it exceeded all of my expectations. I learned about what it means to be a progressive from some of the best and brightest advocates in the country. But don’t worry, this blog won’t just be me gushing about all the great people I met […]

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The Right Tweets

Last week during Netroots Nation, I was quite active on Twitter. And so were the far-right tweeters around the country. During my week of tweeting about Detroit, Detroit’s image/perception and the water shutoffs, I was met with some harsh — and at times almost inhumane — tweets that the right-wingers were spewing about the city […]


While you’re here

To all of our fellow progressives attending Netroots Nation: Welcome to Detroit and to the Great Lakes State! I’ll make this quick so we can all get back to building a stronger progressive movement. We need your help while you’re here. Our right-wing governor, Rick Snyder, privatized the prison food services in our state-run prisons. […]

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We’re in Detroit. It’s going down.

Despite residing in a state that is completely controlled by conservative politicians who favor their corporate donors over middle class Michiganders, living in Michigan does have some perks. This Thursday through Sunday, the ninth annual Netroots Nation conference comes to Detroit. Netroots Nation is the largest gathering of progressive activists in the country. And guess […]


This Week in Progress

For TWIP I want to make one thing clear: Kids are kids. And they deserve compassion. This Week in PM Blogging: Get registered! If you’re planning on voting in the August primary and you’re not registered, you’re SOL. But fear not! You can still register to vote for the big kahuna — the November General […]