Progress Michigan blog posts.

He’s Got a Cousin in the Furniture Business

He’s Got a Cousin in the Furniture Business “They will involve difficult but necessary changes to bring Michigan’s budget into structural balance. There will be shared sacrifice, but through that shared sacrifice, Michigan will emerge as a stronger and more vibrant state.” –Governor Rick Snyder’s Executive Budget: Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013. When he first…

Between a rock and a Republican

Have you ever been stuck between a rock and a hard place? Most of us have, and the Michigan Freedom Fund’s Greg McNeilly is no exception. Except his predicament could more accurately be described as being stuck between a rock and a Republican. On one hand, Greg McNeilly married his longtime partner – his rock…

You know they’re bad (they’re bad)

They’re really, really bad. Who’s bad? Sixteen of the most radical right-wingers in America are competing for the crown in our second annual March Badness tournament – and they’re bad for America. But who’s the worst? We need your help deciding.  Each year during March Madness, Progress Michigan – and our sister organizations around America…

Right to Life is Wrong for Michigan

Disgusting. That’s the only way to describe Right to Life’s most recent attack on Gary Peters, saying he “wants to make sure abortion is accessible and cheap for his daughters.” Making light of RTL’s repulsive tactics, the group’s spokeswoman, Pam Sherstad, said it’s “PAC season” and assured there would be more to come, adding “…with…

Scripture or spreadsheets

As William Shakespeare wrote in The Merchant of Venice, “The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.” Michigan Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema is a perfect example of what Shakespeare was writing about. The GOP spokesman uses scripture and his stance with the religious right to push regressive policies. Dave Agema likes to say things…

A wide-eyed, mushy corporate love affair

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! If you’re one of those people who think Valentine’s Day is just another corporate marketing holiday, the Fake Rick Snyder might tend to agree with you. But Governor Rick Snyder LOVES corporations — and his public displays of affection with business at the expense of the middle class could make you…