Progress Michigan blog posts.

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,…

CPAC 2012: Twitter Weighs In

Over the past couple days, news has surfaced that one of the panels at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference would be called “The Failure of Multiculuturalism: How the pursuit of diversity is weakening the American Identity” and feature the founder of VDARE.com, a white supremacist website named after the first European child born in…

$1,000 to smoke and drink

Tomorrow night, Congressman Dan Benishek is set to headline a $1,000 per host “Scotch and Cigars” fundraiser with the elite in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the One Nation PAC, attendees will mingle in a smoke filled room, drink scotch, and discuss the best strategies for maximizing corporate profits. Benishek has shown time and time again…

Pandering Pete Hoekstra

In response to a wave of negative reactions to his $75,000 Super Bowl ad buy (filmed in California), Pete Hoekstra has tried to deflect criticism by accusing Democrats of “talk(ing) about race when they can’t defend their records…” Unfortunately for Pete, the ad has been panned by figures on all sides of the political spectrum,…