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The deceptive corporatist rewriting of the history of the #FlintWaterCrisis is in full swing

The deceptive corporatist rewriting of the history of the #FlintWaterCrisis is in full swing

During the time when the Flint water crisis was unfolding, right wing conservatives spent a lot of time trying to convince the country and the world that it was all the fault of the local government. They portrayed these local leaders as incompetent buffoons who poisoned themselves, countering the reality that the local government officials had literally NO POWER to […]

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The Liberal Redneck & the WellRED Comedy Tour come to northern Michigan to support Progress Michigan

The Liberal Redneck & the WellRED Comedy Tour come to northern Michigan to support Progress Michigan

Starting in 2016, Trae Crowder posted low-tech but absolutely hilarious videos under the name “Liberal Redneck”. The videos quickly became a viral sensation garnering millions of views on YouTube. Trae’s comedy turns a mirror on the stereotypical southern rednecks he grew up with and shows just how ridiculous so many of their political views are. From transgender people using public […]

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From the tweets to the streets — with very special guest Feminista Jones

From the tweets to the streets — with very special guest Feminista Jones

Feminista Jones on Twitter: @FeministaJones Feminista Jones’ website: FeministaJones.com Buy Feminista Jones’ new book Reclaiming Our Space HERE. Feminista Jones at Zora: Which Candidate Will Feminist Democrats Rally Around? Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Progressives Everywhere on Twitter: @Progressives50 Progressives Everywhere website: ProgressivesEverywhere.org Help Progressives Everywhere flip Virginia blue by supporting Sheila Bynum-Coleman by clicking HERE. Help Progressives Everywhere help […]

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Stop taking politics for granted – with special guest author and historian Prof. Kevin M. Kruse

Stop taking politics for granted – with special guest author and historian Prof. Kevin M. Kruse

Kevin M. Kruse on Twitter: @KevinMKruse Kevin M. Kruse’s website: KevinMKruse.com Buy Kevin M. Kruse’s new book Fault Lines HERE. Kevin M. Kruse at The New York Times: The Real Problem With Trump’s Rallies Kevin M. Kruse at The Atlantic: How the Republican Majority Emerged LOLGOP at Eclectablog: 2020 also has to be about stopping #MoscowMitch from radicalizing America Jordan […]

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Mass shootings from a woman of color’s perspective

Mass shootings from a woman of color’s perspective

Connor Betts is the suspect in the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, which left 9 dead and 27 injured. Patrick Crusius is allegedly responsible for the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, which left 20 dead and 26 wounded. There should be no confusion at this point about the fact that white supremacy is on the rise in America. As […]

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2020 also has to be about stopping #MoscowMitch from radicalizing America

2020 also has to be about stopping #MoscowMitch from radicalizing America

Only by doing everything we can to win Senate seats in Colorado, North Carolina, Arizona, Maine, Iowa, Texas, Georgia, Kansas, and Kentucky can we hope to reverse Mitch McConnell’s radicalization of America Following the murder of 20 in El Paso, Texas, we can ask where the killer was radicalized. Was it a Trump rally? Trump to a rally crowd in […]

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When do “not-for-profit” and “for-profit” mean the same thing? Welcome to Michigan’s dystopian charter schools

Michigan, allegedly, does not permit for-profit charter schools. And yet one of the largest for-profit charter management corporations, National Heritage Academies (NHA), is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. And they take the “for profit” part seriously: NHA funds itself partly by charging its schools high rates. For example, the New York Daily News reported that NHA owned property in Brooklyn […]

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Michael Bennet had “a moment” at last night’s debate–that’s not good news for public education

Michael Bennet, US Senator from Colorado and presidential candidate, had what the pundits this morning are calling “a moment” at last night’s Democratic Debate on CNN. Let’s hope that moment ends immediately. Ironically enough, Bennet’s big moment came as he waxed poetic about “America’s public schools”, a topic that has received a depressingly minuscule amount of attention. Because while Bennet […]

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We have no idea how badly Donald Trump is ripping us off

We have no idea how badly Donald Trump is ripping us off

Now that impeachment is sort of being considered, the biggest mistake would be limiting to crimes investigated by the Mueller Think about what we don’t know about Donald Trump. We have no idea where he got the $66 million he put into his 2016 campaign, of the $25 million fraud settlement he paid before entering office, or the hundreds of […]

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How the super rich have hacked American democracy – with special guest Eric Levitz from New York Magazine

How the super rich have hacked American democracy – with special guest Eric Levitz from New York Magazine

Eric Levitz on Twitter: @EricLevitz Eric Levitz at New York Magazine: Tribalism Isn’t Our Democracy’s Main Problem. The Conservative Movement Is. Eric Levitz at New York Magazine: Moderate Democrats Warn That AOC Is Distracting From Their Nonexistent Message Eric Levitz at New York Magazine: National Conservatives Want Cultural Dominance Not ‘Social Cohesion’ Ilhan Omar at The New York Times: It […]

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TAKE ACTION! –> Why “Dems for Life” miss the mark (and betray our progressive values)

TAKE ACTION! –> Why “Dems for Life” miss the mark (and betray our progressive values)

The following post was written by Dana Sutton, a digital organizer for Progress Michigan. In an era where our access to reproductive health care is under constant attack from the GOP, the last thing we need is Democrats carrying water for the anti-abortion cause. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what Michiganders will be getting when the national Dems for Life conference arrives […]

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