Progress Michigan blog posts.

What the frack is he talking about?

Alex Epstein, a fossil fuel junkie and founder of The Center for Industrial Progress was recently on Fox News where he gave a glowing review of fracking and how it’s actually “incredibly good for the environment.” Yes, you read that correctly. He said it’s “incredibly good” for our natural world. During his short time on…

One Failed Nerd

Governor Rick Snyder sold himself as an outsider: someone who would break through the partisan gridlock that had gripped Michigan, while making government more transparent, responsive and accountable to Michiganders. Snyder’s “simple, fair and efficient” solutions would reinvent Michigan’s economic motor and bring with them “more and better” jobs. As evidence of his nerdiness and…

The liberty to love?

There are some things we have come to expect in Michigan since 2010: When something is not on Governor Snyder’s agenda it means it is fast tracked; When there is a troubling world issue you can expect Terry Lynn Land to fundraise off of it; and When conservatives put forward a bill to “protect religious…

Lifestyles of the rich and elected

Monday, while working Michiganders struggled to make ends meet, Gov. Snyder was being wined and dined at a luxury steakhouse in Beijing. Meals on Snyder’s China junket have lasted three hours and included everything from eel to white chocolate flower petals that blossomed when marinated in hot chocolate. In the background of this video, you…