Progress Michigan blog posts.

Peace

Cover of John Lennon “If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”– John Lennon“Peace begins with a smile.”– Mother Teresa“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”– Albert Einstein“Peace is its own reward.”– Mohandas Gandhi“If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your…

A Clean Energy Race to The Top

Image via Wikipedia Today, Gov. Jennifer Granholm proposed a “Jobs Race to the Top” for America to encourage other states to adopt programs that create jobs fast over the short term in fields critical to our future like clean energy. Michigan has been a leader in the clean energy economy. Just this week, Michigan landed…

The Real Bullies…

How many kids have to die before the Michigan Senate decides enough is enough?  Every time I read about another high school student who was bullied enough to take their own life, I have to wonder what our supposed leaders at the Capitol are thinking.  It has been almost a decade since Kevin Epling’s son,…

Bishop Takes the King?

Image via Wikipedia Quite a bit of ink has been spilled on Governor-elect Rick Snyder’s picks to fill his cabinet (and his plan to rearrange said cabinet to resemble a boardroom.) When he’s not reuniting former Gov. John Engler‘s band of brothers, as with his pick to head the “Quality of Life” supergroup — the…

The Nerd forgets to pack some tough on trip to DC

Image by Steve Rhodes via Flickr For out-of-work Michigan residents, news today from Washington, DC that Governor-elect Rick Snyder decided against lobbying fellow Republicans on their behalf couldn’t come at a worse time. State officials have already stopped taking unemployment benefit applications from jobless workers and nearly 200,000 Michigan families face a grimmer holiday season.…