Progress Michigan blog posts.

Standing Up for Jobs

Over the last year, Lansing politicians have moved one anti-worker measure after another, doing nothing to help put Michigan back to work. It’s no surprise that Republicans oppose one of the last remaining checks on the corporate special interests that fund their campaigns. But it’s not right for them to attack struggling Michigan workers.  Enough…

Deepening the Wound

While there are certainly signs of an overall economic recovery, no one is questioning the budget woes and painful cuts that lie ahead for the Highland Park School Districts or the City of Detroit. The cash crisis is clear, but there is no good reason for the crisis to serve as an excuse to strip…

The Fight Continues

Yesterday, a small fraction of Michigan voters went to the polls to pick who they wanted to get the Republican nomination for president. Mitt Romney was able to scratch out a victory by adopting a fiscally irresponsible tax plan that will explode the deficit with tax cuts for the richest Americans and corporations that outsource…

All eyes on Michigan

Today is the day. Mitt Romney will face Michigan voters on the heels of news that the Detroit automakers he wanted to go bankrupt are now selling so many cars they’re racing to keep up. According to the latest polls, 63 percent of registered voters in Michigan and 56 percent of Americans think the auto…

Under Attack

Michigan’s presidential primary is less than one week from today. But instead of offering a vision to put people back to work, all we’ve heard are more attacks on workers’ collective bargaining rights. Mitt Romney recently promised to “battle unions” that represent Michigan autoworkers, and Rick Santorum has said he doesn’t feel “warm and fuzzy about…

Let Romney Go Bankrupt

Reckless, detached from reality, dishonest. That’s what the CEO of AutoNation, Inc., the largest auto-dealer group in the U.S., said about Mitt Romney’s dangerous opposition to the auto rescue that was famously headlined  “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.” And he’s right: If Romney had had his way, GM wouldn’t be posting its highest profit ever and…

A Valentine to the Far-Right

Frustrated by President Obama’s popular compromise that maintains religious freedom and protects women’s health with support from Catholic hospitals, universities and leaders, Republicans in Congress are working hard to further empower corporations at the expense of affordable access to birth control. Never ones to miss an opportunity to score cheap political points with far-right extremists,…