Progress Michigan blog posts.

Palin Hate, Demystified

Sarah Palin is the peppy cheerleader in high school all the boys thought was so sweet but the girls knew was really a vicious shrew. Or so says one of Andrew Sullivan’s readers in a deftly written explanation that goes beyond the “of course you like her, you’re a man who likes hot chicks” argument…

#CoxBlocked?

Question: Why doesn’t this memo rehashing the meeting between Attorney General Mike Cox and former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick record Cox asking the big question, “Was there a party?” Strange, because in the related Free Press Story Free Press story,Cox said he asked the mayor about the rumored party at the end of the interview. “I…

Idiot Wind?

“…Blowing down the backroads headin’ south,” Bob Dylan prophesied, and turned out to be spot on, with news coming out of the Southwest about an exciting new wind farm, exactly the sort of thing America and Michigan needs to turn our economic fortunes around. The Wall Street Journal reported on a deal to supply one…

Are you listening Michigan Democrats?

From Virginia to Jackson, Michigan Democratic candidates were slapped silly by Republicans because Democratic voters stayed home. If there is one lesson learned from Tuesday’s election I hope it’s that Democrats absorb the reality that they cannot win without base support from progressives, African-Americans, young people and union members. And that base voters will abandon…

The Real Death Panels

People are dying, and yet the Senate Republicans continue to obstinately insist on a budget balanced largely on the backs of Michigan’s poorest, most vulnerable citizens. It’s not hyperbole, it’s the truth. Just this morning, MIRS reported that Medicaid cuts claimed their first life. A woman described as a severely mentally-impaired resident of Northern Michigan…

Decriminalizing Dueling

The Michigan Senate yesterday went soft on crime and voted to repeal the 1800s era law that made dueling a crime in our state. So what, you say, there are assault crimes and other laws on the books that would seem to make dueling an arcane holdover from another era. But wait… We have watched…