Progress Michigan blog posts.

Massive oil spill, Sarah Palin, Bart Stupak–together

Catholics are praying, the feds are mobilized, and BP is hiring local Louisiana fishers to help fight the massive and catastrophic BP oil spill. Me, I’m frustrated, angry and agree with the suggestion that anyone who shouted “Drill, baby, drill”—especially Sarah Palin—be required to go down to Louisiana and start scooping up the oily mousse…

A Proposal To Save Michigan’s Schools

Michigan’s budget crisis shows no signs of being resolved anytime soon. In the meantime, Michigan’s students face devastation because of sharp cuts in school funding. Our students are not getting the education they need to compete for good paying jobs because Michigan’s budget cuts have taken away vital resources. Worse, it has led to teachers…

Michigan Immigration Law Protests Today

Michiganders Hold Vigils to Protest Extreme Arizona Immigration Law Legislation opposed by law enforcement, mandates racial profiling Detroit Saturday, April 24, 1:00 PM Western High School, 1500 Scotten State Representatives Tlaib and Young UNITE-HERE Local 24 Political Director Dia Pearce Ann Arbor Saturday, April 24, 1:00 PM Federal Building, 200 E. Liberty In response to…

If It Walks Like a Duck…

I’m a little late getting to this, but with yesterday’s launch of a petition drive to block health care reform in Michigan – by a group of right-wing backed Tea Partiers and extreme conservatives like state Representative Tom McMillin – it’s pretty pertinent. First, let’s not forget that the Michigan Citizens for Healthcare Freedom launched…

Satellite of Love

So while Michigan’s right-wing flank in the state Senate is voting to rescind a slight wage increase for state workers (who have already taken concessions on benefits and unpaid furlough days), they’re conveniently forgetting about the tens of billions of dollars in corporate tax loopholes that flood out of Michigan’s coffers every year. How much?…

If It Is Broken, Fix It

You can’t read this story in the Detroit News about Kirk Miller, a twenty-something who can’t afford his health insurance, and tell me big insurance companies are managing our health care system just fine on their own. He’s also suffering from a chronic blood disorder, making the emergency room his only viable treatment option. After…