Progress Michigan blog posts.

Colbeck’s War on History

By Matthew Kovac State Senator Patrick Colbeck is at it again. Back in 2013, Colbeck sponsored a bill calling for schools to institute a Patriot Week that would indoctrinate students with nationalist and militarist “history” lessons. Now, in a series of red-baiting Facebook posts, Colbeck is railing against late civil rights activist and historian Howard…

Yes, Let’s Talk Facts

  Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy just cleared an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in the shooting of 20-year old Terrance Kellom. The shooting was ruled as justified and no charges will be filed against the agent. During a raid on Kellom’s family home in Detroit while serving a warrant for Kellom’s connection to an…

GOP Trumped by Its Own Past

The Donald is in Michigan today. The irrational wing of the GOP is pumped. The GOP establishment is scared. They’re scared because Donald Trump wasn’t supposed to lead the polls. Donald Trump wasn’t even supposed to run. Donald Trump was only expected to find the nearest microphone, yell something racist about Mexicans or President Obama’s…

Remembering Ken

Hugh Madden, Communications Director Michigan lost a great man last week. Ken Brock was a giant in progressive political circles, a well-respected man across the political spectrum, and an accomplished Democratic operative. I didn’t know Ken well, but we worked on the same issues and often crossed paths in late Octobers on various campaign trails.…

Stand With [Insert Name of Woman You Care About Here]

Your mother’s, sister’s, aunt’s, coworkers’, neighbors’, and friends’ ability to make their own reproductive decisions are under attack – again. An anti-choice group called the Center for Medical Progress has released a series of secretly recorded videos seeking to attack Planned Parenthood and eliminate the organization’s national funding. A third graphic video was just released…