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The Women’s March Isn’t Over

  It’s difficult to describe how I felt at the Women’s March on Lansing. Ann Friedman accurately described her experience as being “like drugs.” Jessica Valenti highlighted how it’s “it’s overwhelming to remember that we are not alone. That there are more of us who care about equality – 3 million more to be exact […]

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Two Ways to Respond to Fixed Incomes

This month, we have seen two different responses to those living on fixed incomes. Earlier this month, State Senator Patrick Colbeck (R – Canton) took to social media to complain about his salary describing it as a “fixed income” and giving others tips on how they can follow his lead and cut their cable and […]

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Is Ruth Johnson Hopped Up?

Oh My God! Michigan’s Secretary of State Ruth Johnson released an odd video starring a kangaroo biting her face after she finished a spoken word rap song about the virtues of the internet. Don’t believe me? Check it out. Gimmicks like this are not the type of leadership Michigan needs right now. Michigan has fallen […]

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Pennies for Pat

There is out of touch and then there’s Patrick Colbeck. Senator Colbeck today posted on FB about how he, as a Michigan State Senator, is struggling to live on a “fixed income.” Wait, what? I know, I had the same reaction. As someone who did grow up in a fixed income household, I am livid. […]

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Lee Don’t Know Detroit

  I’ll keep this short. Republican Representative Lee Chatfield is from Levering, Michigan. It’s over four hours away from Detroit. Maybe it’s the distance, maybe it’s the fact that he’s only attended small, private, Christian schools, or maybe it’s the fact he’s a hardline conservative who has received the endorsement of Dave Agema, but Lee […]

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Why I Support the Recount

I’ve had a lot of people ask me about the presidential recount that’s underway in Michigan. Here are my thoughts on the matter and why I think fellow progressives should speak up in support of the effort. First off, I’m wondering why we don’t have a recount/audit period for every presidential election. We rely on […]

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GOP to Cops: Blue Lives Don’t Matter

Republicans love to wrap themselves in the flag, wave around (albeit not always read) the Constitution and sow division by embracing phrases such as “Blue Lives Matter.” But, this week Lansing Republicans showed just how much police lives (and teacher lives, and firefighter lives, etc.) matter to them by proposing cuts to retiree health care. […]

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Conflict of Interest: Add Sen. Knollenberg to the List

By Sean Tobin Recently, Bridge Magazine documented how some elected officials might be doctoring public policy to benefit their own personal interests. This, in fact, should be considered a conflict of interest. While Bridge has done an excellent job, we think that Senator Marty Knollenberg should have been included in their list. Senator Knollenberg introduced […]