Progress Michigan blog posts.

Lending History a Helping Hand

On Wednesday, April 10, a historic march will take place in Washington D.C.  It will be historic in part because it’s coming on the heels of the growing momentum for serious, common sense, immigration reform.  For the first time in decades, there is bipartisan agreement that the U.S. immigration system is broken and there is…

A Banner Day for Republicans

This morning started with an op-ed from Speaker Jase Bolger about how despite the stagnant unemployment rate and the refusal of Lansing Republicans to fix our roads and invest in education, Michigan is “The Comeback State!” Unfortunately for Republican politicians, it was all downhill from there. The story of Detroit’s new Emergency Manager’s unpaid taxes…

LOOK: New Detroit EM Kevyn Orr’s Tax Liens

This morning the Detroit News broke the story that Kevyn Orr, Gov Snyder’s appointee as Detroit’s Emergency Manager, was hit with four tax liens in four years for unpaid unemployment and income taxes. When he was shown copies of the liens Friday, the News reported he “didn’t know anything about” them. To make matters worse, it…

GOPopoly

Republicans are in bad shape. They’ve lost the popular vote in the last five (of six) Presidential elections. They garnered fewer total votes than Democrats and only managed to hang on to a majority in the House thanks to heavily gerrymandered districts. In short, Republicans are losing. And the reason is pretty simple, the American…