Progress Michigan blog posts.

Choices and Consequences 

A landmark report came out recently from a group of over 300 climate experts warning that we are on the brink of climate change catastrophe, and unless we take immediate steps to reduce carbon pollution, we can rest assured that future generations will be stuck with a planet that is largely uninhabitable. This is an…

Smiling? Say Cheesy!

Last week a new group released an ad titled “Smiling”. The ad claims that, “All across Michigan small business owners are smiling.”, as images of smiling people flash across the screen. That got us thinking, who are these smiling small business owners? We looked — and we didn’t find any Michigan small business owners. That’s…

This Week in Progress

Has anyone seen the size of Terri Lynn Land’s campaign truck? No wonder Michigan’s roads are in such rough shape. What’s the gas mileage on that thing anyway? Let’s get progressive up in here!  This Week in PM blogging: Who was John L. Lewis? In honor of May Day, Hugh Madden, Progress Michigan’s communications director,…

Who was John L. Lewis

My Grandfather suffered from “Black Lung” disease, but because of the labor movement, he had lifetime healthcare to fight his illness and healthcare coverage for his family when they got sick. His union was the United Mine Workers, led by the legendary John L. Lewis. Who was John L. Lewis? That’s the question I asked…

A Tale of Two Rallies

Today, I went to two rallies at the Michigan Capitol – both arguing for very different issues. Outside the Capitol, about a hundred people were rallying to affirm their constitutional right to bear arms, demanding “liberty” and “freedom.” Inside the Capitol, roughly several dozen men and women were supporting equal pay for equal work, demanding…

10 Years of Badass Blogging

What are you doing this Thursday? I’ll tell you what you should be doing: You should be supporting Eclectablog’s 10-year blogaversary! That’s right, our friends at Eclectablog are celebrating a decade of holding right-wingers accountable and advocating for progressive policies in Michigan. If you’d like to show your support and appreciation for all the work…

This Week in Progress

This Week in Progress When will Clive Bundy announce his campaign for president? I’m taking bets. Onward with progress! This week in PM blogging: The Bill of the People Elected officials are supposed to represent the will of the people. And that’s exactly what Attorney General Bill Schuette does — when it fits his far-right…

Really, Terri?

Terri Lynn Land recently released an ad arguing that simply because she is a woman, she knows more about women than men do. Yes, Terri Lynn Land is a woman, but that doesn’t mean she supports policies that benefit women. Land stated she doesn’t support equal pay for equal work. She even went so far as…

The Bill of the People

Bill Schuette likes to claim he defends the will of the people in his role as attorney general. He used this phrase when explaining why he defended Michigan’s ban on marriage equality. The people voted, after all. Blatant bigotry aside, the argument that Schuette is blindly following the collective voice of the people just doesn’t…

This Week in Progress

This Week in Progress It’s Friday! This week featured Tax Day, Gov. Rick Snyder filing for reelection and the Detroit Free Press’ Stephen Henderson winning a Pulitzer Prize (Congrats!). Let’s get progressive! This week in PM blogging: How Does Gov. Snyder Tax Thee? Let’s Count the Ways As everyone (except maybe offshore tax haven-seeking CEOs)…