Progress Michigan blog posts.

Mike Bishop’s Lost Decade

Republicans tried twice, and failed, to beat Jennifer Granholm at the ballot box. Not only did they fail, but Dick DeVos failed spectacularly in 2006. Despite those failures, Michigan Republicans continue to run against Granholm. What many of us call, “The Bush Years” are called, “The Lost Decade” by the Michigan GOP. The fact of…

Law & Order: Schuette Trump Unit

Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette is the state’s top law enforcement official. It’s his job, as he put it when talking about the Flint Water Crisis, to seek out justice “without fear or favor.” So why is it that he continues to back someone like Donald Trump for president? Trump claims to be the candidate…

It’s on Men

I shared an article the other day on my Facebook and Twitter accounts that talks about the forms of sexual harassment and violence that women experience in their everyday lives. It focused particularly on how women navigate interruptions, intrusions, and harassment from unknown men in public and the impact that it has on them. Women…

GOP Silence on Marino is Deafening

Macomb County Commissioner and Republican candidate for the State House Steve Marino is apparently a fan of outsourcing jobs, lowering wages and forcing 10-year old children to work. Marino was caught making these abhorrent statements at a public meeting. This isn’t the first time that Marino was caught making statements that should make people question…

Insult to Injury: Michigan GOP Has Learned Nothing from Flint Water Crisis

By Matthew Kovac Nearly a year after the Flint Water Crisis exploded onto the national stage, Gov. Snyder and his Republican colleagues appear hell-bent on creating the conditions for yet another environmental disaster. Back in July, Gov. Snyder appointed ex-BP oil lobbyist Heidi Grether to head the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Today the Michigan Senate’s…

Labor Today

Today is Labor Day – a day that many will mark with one last summer cookout, or a day that students have dreaded since the beginning of summer vacation. Some will mark the holiday by celebrating past victories for the labor movement. These victories earned child labor protections, overtime rules, healthcare, secure retirement and built…