Progress Michigan blog posts.

Happy Birthday, Citizens United!

Two years ago today, the US Supreme Court ruled that corporations are people and money is speech, overturning two decades of precedent prohibiting direct corporate and union expenditures in political campaigns. The decision has been widely recognized as an encroachment on our democracy and elections, with criticism coming from nearly every corner of the political world.  But is…

About last night…

WTF was that? What was supposed to last 24 minutes turned into an hour long affair. Apparently, the Governor doesn’t speechify in dog years. Listing from point to point, Gov. Snyder’s State of the State address seemed to lack a vision for Michigan or even a coherent message. If you were hoping for a plan,…

Finally, a Watchdog on Wall Street

After holding the nation hostage during the debt crisis and refusing to extend the payroll tax cut without large giveaways to Big Oil and Wall Street, Congressional Republicans this week decided to begin 2012 just where they left off in 2011.  Embodying their role as hypocrites, Sen. Mitch McConnell and Republicans in Congress expressed “outrage”…

Cowards and Bigots

Will Gov. Rick Snyder stand idly by while Michigan citizens are demonized by a Florida group of right-wing radicals? He will if he doesn’t hear from you.  All-American Muslim, the TLC show depicting the lives of five Muslim families from Dearborn, provides an opportunity for viewers around the country to learn more about a culture…

Just can’t get enough

Congressional Republicans just can’t get enough. They can’t get enough Big Oil giveaways. They can’t get enough handouts for their corporate friends. And they can’t get enough of your money. In fact, they’re using your money to get those things. Without any sense of shame, they’ve packed HR 3630 with handouts for Big Oil and…