Progress Michigan blog posts.

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.…

Happy Thanksgiving Comrades!

E.J. Dionne writes this morning about the politicization of Thanksgiving by the right in a column entitled “A holiday from bickering.”  Until I read E.J.’s column morning I was completely unaware that historians from the Tea Party had been training their sites on today’s holiday.  Apparently the idea of sharing–even a meal–is an attack on…

They’re voting, are you?

Over the past few months, you’ve probably been bombarded with messages about voting. Perhaps some have even come from Progress Michigan. Obviously, we believe that voting is important – your vote is your voice in the dialog about the future of our state. You wouldn’t enter an important roundtable without arming yourself with information, and…