Progress Michigan blog posts.

Snyder’s Shameless Kickbacks

Gov. Rick Snyder has once again appointed a politically-connected ally to a major position at a public institution. The governor recently decided to appoint Bobby Schostak, the former chair of the Michigan Republican Party and a chain restaurant/real estate investor, to serve on the Oakland University Board of Trustees. Surely there was nobody in Michigan…

Colbeck Whitesplains Racism

By Denzel McCampbell Resolutions like National Train Day, Craft Beer Month, and Dairy Foods Awareness Day recognize things important to particular groups of people in the state. Declaring these times to celebrate or observe a group or cause is common in the Michigan legislature. Proclamations and acknowledgements most often coincide with a widely observed date.…

Don’t Buy the Snyder Spin

  Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign a GOP-sponsored road scheme that was passed late Tuesday evening. Snyder has been fishing for a roads fix since he came into office and has failed at every turn. At this point, the conservative legislature could have handed him some road kill, called it a roads plan…

Jim Bazen, You Are the Problem

Yesterday, MLive published a horribly sexist, victim-blaming, slut-shaming article written by Jim Bazen, the principal of Plymouth Christian High School in Grand Rapids. You can read the whole thing here. I decided to wait until today to collect my thoughts and write a response to the article because after reading it yesterday the only thought…