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This Week in Progress

This may come as a surprise, but this week was actually a good week in Michigan conservative-controlled politics. Shocking, right? This Week in PM Blogging: How Done is Detroit’s Deal? Detroit retirees are not the ones expressing “relief” that the bankruptcy is “done.” They are canaries in the coal mine, a warning of what can be […]


Why Stop with Agema?

Yesterday, the Republican National Committee (RNC) voted to censure Dave Agema for his numerous comments regarding race. The vote also included a demand, not likely to be heeded, for Agema to resign his post. While I’m pleased that the RNC has taken this step, I’m left with a couple of lingering questions: Why did it […]


Crashing the Tea Party: Fear and Loathing in Mount Pleasant

By Matthew Kovac With prison profiteers like Aramark enjoying sweetheart deals under Gov. Snyder’s administration, government accountability remains as relevant as ever. So it’s shameful that the Michigan Statewide Grassroots PowWow, billed as a training ground for Tea Party activists in the “battle for freedom,” instead spent the better part of last weekend spewing racist […]

Cecily McClellan, Bill Davis, Yvonne Williams-Jones and David Sole at DAREA Press Conference Thur. Jan 8

How Done is Detroit’s Deal?

Tijuana Morris is a pensioner, a 46-year veteran of the Detroit Police Department who has to pay $3,000 per month for prescription drugs. Fokls like Morris, who deserve to be relaxing after so many years of hard work, are instead being crushed under an unjust financial burden. Morris was one of the folks who spoke […]


This Week in Progress

This Week in PM Blogging: Hungry After the Holidays It doesn’t get much more cold than this. The day after Christmas, Gov. Snyder signed legislation that would take away food assistance from people if they refused to take a drug test. Programs like this have been disasters in other states. A New Year’s Resolution As […]


Selma’s Not Over

By Brad O’Neil Over the holiday, I went to see a screening of the new film Selma. It focuses on the period between the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches and the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. I found it both historically relevant and emotionally impactful in its effort to give life […]