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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)…

Put up or shut up

I won’t bore you by telling you how bad Michigan’s roads are, we all know they’re garbage. We need some serious investment in our infrastructure. Without it, our economy and public safety are in trouble. Even corporate lobbyists like Rich Studley over at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce know that Michigan needs to invest in…

This Week in Progress

Happy Friday, Michigan! Welcome to another edition of This Week in Progress. Let’s get started! This week in PM blogging: Reinventing “Reinventing Michigan” When it comes to mealy-mouthed answers to questions where a lot is said but nothing is ever really said, Gov. Rick Snyder takes home the blue ribbon. He can talk and deflect…

Milking the Vagina Business

I read an opinion article this morning in the Detroit News by Nolan Finley. In it, he slams gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer for choosing Lisa Brown as his running mate. Or at least that’s what he does on the surface. I read through this article several times and I concluded that Nolan Finley is really…