Category: 2018

If Bill Schuette wins, Michigan’s Medicaid expansion will be dead

If Bill Schuette wins, Michigan’s Medicaid expansion will be dead

Republicans have left Healthy Michigan in peril and only Gretchen Whitmer will save it — again When it comes to preserving health insurance for 680,000 Michiganders covered by the state’s Medicaid expansion program, the question is who do you trust — the woman who fought to expand it in the first place or the guy who joined “at least nine […]

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To take the House, Democrats still need to win the popular vote by at least 2.6 times Clinton’s 2016 margin

To take the House, Democrats still need to win the popular vote by at least 2.6 times Clinton’s 2016 margin

It’s easy to forget how well Republicans have rigged the House Imagine this. It’s almost midnight on November 6, 2018. California will still be counting ballots through December but the big result is already clear: Republican candidates won fewer votes than their Democratic opponents, but the GOP will keep control of the House of Representatives for two more years. Donald […]

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Michigan GOP Secretary of State nominee Mary Treder Lang says voter purges helped Donald Trump win Michigan. And she’s promising more if she wins in 2018.

Michigan GOP Secretary of State nominee Mary Treder Lang says voter purges helped Donald Trump win Michigan. And she’s promising more if she wins in 2018.

This weekend, Michigan Republicans dutifully nominated U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ choice for Secretary of State, Mary Treder Lang. The billionaire DeVos family has already padded Lang’s campaign account with more than $40,000 so far. Republican pundit Bill Ballenger, best known for declaring the Flint water crisis to be “overblown,”* gave us some insight into another reason for Lang’s nomination […]

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Why Did the Democratic South Become Republican?

Why Did the Democratic South Become Republican?

Segregationist Strom Thurmond didn’t become a Republican on accident Listen to Kevin M. Kruse explain how Democrats, after more than a century of being the party of slavery then segregation, embraced civil rights.   There is only one group of Americans that deserves credit for the advancement of civil rights in this country — and that’s people of color. The […]

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Michigan Congressional candidate Dr. Rob Davidson knows what’s good for America’s health

Michigan Congressional candidate Dr. Rob Davidson knows what’s good for America’s health

Davidson sees a clear path to victory in Michigan’s 2nd Congressional District, because he knows how to listen to what people need. Being an emergency room (ER) physician working the night shift is an eye-opening experience, even when you know the ins and outs of the healthcare system. Dr. Rob Davidson has seen enough to know it’s time for a […]

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GOP candidate for MI-GOV Bill Schuette chooses a running mate nearly as contemptible as he is. Presenting: Lisa Posthumus Lyons

If you were looking for a more reprehensible proponent of the worst of Republican ideology than Michigan Attorney General and Republican nominee for governor Bill Schuette, you’d have to work pretty hard. But Bill Schuette, who seems to spend more time off the job than on, apparently used that free time to come up with someone who is a perfect […]

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UPDATED: Michigan’s primary shows that Democrats are fired up, mobilized, and unified (and mostly behind women)

UPDATED: Michigan’s primary shows that Democrats are fired up, mobilized, and unified (and mostly behind women)

Michigan has long been a bellwether for the national political landscape and, judging by the results of our primary last week, the November general election will be as much of a wave election for Democrats as 2010 was for Republicans. Shri Thanedar’s attempt to purchase a governorship with his personal fortune was resoundingly smacked down by voters. He did only […]

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This is what the biggest fraud of the 21st century looks like

This is what the biggest fraud of the 21st century looks like

Trillions for the rich and their corporations have given workers less than nothing Paul Ryan may be retiring having cemented his reputation as a fraud, but at least he’s a very successful fraud. For the second time in his life, he’s helped transfer trillions in wealth to the richest Americans and for the second time in his life he’s laying […]

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The Pink Wave Crashed in Michigan this Week

The Pink Wave Crashed in Michigan this Week

The headline of Tuesday’s election is that pissed-off women are voting Democratic. That’s what propelled Gretchen Whitmer to win a straight-up majority in a three-way race for governor and all 83 counties. That’s why women won most of the key congressional races in the state — particularly in those Democrats need to flip in November, the 7th, 8th and 11th. […]

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Grab them by their vulnerable seats

Grab them by their vulnerable seats

Don’t get mad; get the House back Toss Up Republican Districts Most Likely to Flip (There are 27 total Republican toss-ups according to The Cook Political Report, which would be enough to take the House. 22 nominees listed. Primary winners to be added from Florida, Minnesota, and Washington.) If you can, give. Then give again whenever you get mad or […]

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The national progressive movement, as run by women

The national progressive movement, as run by women

When I met Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Dearborn this weekend, she shared her experience running around Michigan in support of Abdul El-Sayed for Governor. When I asked her which city was her favorite, she said that Flint had a special place in her heart because she visited the area when she took a trip to the Midwest after the 2016 elections. […]

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