Progress Michigan blog posts.

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…

Tea Party Policies in Action

Janice Daniels, the recently elected Tea Party Mayor of Troy, has been making headlines and attracting national attention to Southeast Michigan recently – but not in a good way. If only this were surprising – it comes at the end of a year when Lansing Republicans have pursued an extreme social agenda while pretending to…

“RTW”: Rising Up to Win

Guest post by John Karebian, Executive Director of the Michigan Nurses Association. Cross-posted at Fight for Main Street.   “In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, as ‘right to work.’ It provides no ‘rights’ and no ‘works.’ Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the…

School “Reforms” For Sale

Lansing Republicans have quietly been working for months on a package of “education reform” bills that would undermine public education by allowing an unlimited number of for-profit charter and cyber schools to open and receive taxpayer funding. How radical are these proposals? Well, the Washington Post called them “Michigan’s embarrassing school reform legislation,” while the Huffington…