Progress Michigan blog posts.

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…

Gov. Snyder: The “Kickback Kid”

While most hard-working Michiganders were enjoying a well-deserved holiday break, Gov. Snyder signed Republican-led legislation doubling the amount individuals can contribute to campaigns. This, as it turns out, was a really good decision on their part: Republicans raised $5 for every $1 raised by Democrats. According to MIRSNews: From. Dec. 27 to Dec. 31, Republicans…