Progress Michigan blog posts.

Russ Harding: Just the Facts

Russ Harding, he of the extreme right-wing advocacy group masquerading as a think tank, The Mackinac Center, had a wonderfully timed opinion piece in the Detroit Free Press this weekend.  It is time to deflate the green energy bubble in Michigan before it does even more economic harm. Perfectly timed because this morning, one “green…

Ruth Johnson’s Blind Eye Justice

Will Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and Attorney General Bill Schuette do the right thing and call for an independent investigation of possible illegal mortgage foreclosure operations by a Republican campaign contributor? Linda Orlans and her daughter reportedly gave $7,200 to Johnson’s 2010 campaign for Secretary of State and the Troy-based Orlans and Associates is…

Lost Weekend

So, this weekend I kinda of bailed on the blog.  Well, sort of. I wrote, but did not publish.  I wasn’t exactly near internet the whole weekend.  However, here are some thoughts I did write while I enjoyed loaded lemonades and hotdogs.  From July 2, 2011 Yesterday, the beginning of a long weekend of folly…

Michele Bachmann is a Clown

Is Michele Bachmann the comedic gift that keeps on giving? I think so. In addition to her well-documented history of factual misstatements and lies, Michele Bachmann has gone two for two in her two-day old presidential campaign. Yesterday, in a transparent play to Waterloo, Iowa natives, Michele Bachmann cited John Wayne as a kindred spirit,…

Governor Calley

If Michigan voters had an opportunity for a do-over of last November’s election for Governor, Rick Snyder would likely be One Gone Nerd.   We can’t redo November, 2010, of course, but lots of good folks are gunning for what would seem like the next best thing—recalling Snyder.  To those good citizens I say:  think again. …