Category: 2020

And now we must live among the insurrectionists…

And now we must live among the insurrectionists…

The day following the 2016 election where Donald Trump was declared the winner despite receiving nearly 3 million fewer votes than Hillary Clinton, my wonderful monther-in-law wrote us, her kids and kids-in-law, a powerful email describing her sadness and fear. In it, she said this: You are all very much on my mind today, knowing you are deeply sad and […]

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Michigan GOP Board of State Canvassers member Norman Shinkle: No hero for democracy

Michigan GOP Board of State Canvassers member Norman Shinkle: No hero for democracy

As news of Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers finally certifying Michigan’s 2020 election results sinks in, it’s worth drawing attention to the antics of hyper-partisan Board member Norman Shinkle in the process. While his Republican colleague Aaron Van Langevelde acted honorably, following Michigan’s law that requires the Board of State Canvassers to certify the election and voting YES to certify, […]

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Want to watch the election returns in Michigan at a drive-in “theater”? Sign me (and YOU) up!

Want to watch the election returns in Michigan at a drive-in “theater”? Sign me (and YOU) up!

Let’s face it, waiting for the election returns on Election Day after the polls close is going to be excruciating. Painful. Anxiety-ridden. Heart-stopping. So why not do it in a fun way by joining your progressive friends at a drive-in “theater”?! Our pals at Progress Michigan are doing just that. Starting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3rd, you can […]

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John James is running the most cowardly U.S. Senate campaign in America

John James is running the most cowardly U.S. Senate campaign in America

John James makes Susan Collins look like Braveheart. After a campaign in which he has done nothing but duck questions and attempt to pin Donald Trump’s Covid-19 failures on his opponent, John James is finally standing out. The Detroit Free Press reports: Among the competitive Senate races identified by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, every Republican Senate candidate, except James, […]

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Governor Whitmer and Lt. Governor Gilchrist keep their word

Governor Whitmer and Lt. Governor Gilchrist keep their word

Michigan’s Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities is saving black lives. In early April, as Covid-19 was ravaging the state of Michigan, we spoke to Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist about why the virus was so deadly for black Americans and what the Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities, which created by Governor Gretchen Whitmer and led by Lt. Governor Gilchrist, […]

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GUEST POST: An open letter to Trump fans still attending his rallies

GUEST POST: An open letter to Trump fans still attending his rallies

The following post is by Walter Welch, who won’t be attending any Trump rallies. Consider this president’s resemblance to another leader who loved large gatherings Hello Trumpsters, this is for you. Especially you guys that show up at his rallies these days. I am not a fan of the President. I hate what he has done to weaken the pillars […]

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Register to Vote and Make a Plan to VOTE

Register to Vote and Make a Plan to VOTE

Yesterday was #RequestYourBallotDay while this weekend is #TokTheVote and September 22nd is National Voter Registration Day!  All of these election holidays have one goal in common:  Engage Voters! Trying to engage younger citizens to register to vote and participate in the electoral process is always a focus, especially when there is excitement around an election, like there typically is for […]

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Joe Biden quietly has the best plan to take on income inequality since the New Deal

Joe Biden quietly has the best plan to take on income inequality since the New Deal

The question is… why so quiet? There was a bit of a justifiable freakout this week when Ted Kaufman, the long-time Biden aide who is running Joe Biden’s transition team, was reported as saying, “When we get in, the pantry is going to be bare.” This sounds a lot like the kowtowing to phony deficit whining that plagued Democrats during […]

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Jane Lumm does not belong in a Democratic primary

Jane Lumm does not belong in a Democratic primary

Or on the Ann Arbor City Council Ann Arbor 2nd Ward City Council Member Jane Lumm has run as a Republican, Independent and this year, Democrat. Who can blame her? She goes with what works. For her. But if you’re progressive in any way, you sure as hell shouldn’t vote for her. But “She responds to me!” you say? As […]

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Dilbert’s Scott Adams is the prototypical Trump fan

Dilbert’s Scott Adams is the prototypical Trump fan

Rich, whiny, with an unconscionable grudge against women and minorities Imagine after staking out a very successful career peddling flabby, relatable office humor that mocks unearned arrogance and managerial incompetence, you make the discovery of a lifetime. You — a trained hypnotist and heretofore unacknowledged Master Persuader — have spotted a gifted manipulator whose Persuasion skills may even exceed your […]

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We Need to Act Now to Protect Our Elections from COVID_19

With the May Special Election now behind us, it is time to shift our focus squarely on the August Primary and November General Elections.   The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic will exist long after the immediate danger has passed. Even if we are allowed to go back to work, health experts caution that we should not congregate in large groups […]

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