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What do Bob & Joe have to do with YOU?

What I still don’t understand is why people feel that is it okay to tell someone they cannot have equal access to housing, employment and other public accommodations just because they like a person of the same sex. Really? What is it about Joe and Bob living together that bothers people enough to say it…

As Carl goes, so goes Obama

Normally when my sister’s husband, Carl, goes off on politicians I’m right there with him. He got lucky with a last-ditch buyout from GM so is retired now and has a lot of time on his hands. He gave some of that time to the Obama campaign last year. A former Reagan Democrat, Carl gradually…

Gasp. Gasp.

Gasp. Cough.  Gasp. Cough. Recently I attended a press conference in Detroit. The press conference was outside by the side of the road. Only 30 minutes outside and my lungs were already hurting. I could feel my asthma starting to creep. It did not take a scientist to tell me what it was that was…

The Riddle

Sarah Palin may have pushed the Monica Conyers scandal off the political pages in Detroit for the time being but I’m betting it’s only a matter of time before the Conyers story resurfaces. In fact, with Sam Riddle Jr. at the center of the Conyers scandal, it’s almost a sure bet. Riddle is the consultant…

Michigan’s water is NOT for sale!

Do we really need more bottled water? Recent legislation passed by the Michigan Senate certainly moves us in that direction. Among the many things that SB 860 does to help open up Michigan’s water to corporate interests, it allows for up to two million gallons of water to be withdrawn each day without any kind…

Michigan’s Iraq Tax

While Michigan Republicans fight to roll back the state income tax increase that was raised last autumn to help balance Michigan’s budget, the Iraq Tax is ignored and continues to steal money from the pockets of Michigan families. And McCain’s commitment to stay in Iraq for another 100 years is not going to make it…

Protect People Not Exxon

For those of you who know me, you know that before I started working for Progress Michigan I worked at the Sierra Club. Well, I may have stopped working for them, but my heart is still committed to making sure people get the best environmental protections that they deserve and that polluters pay. So, when…