Category: Guest Post

Defunding the police in Detroit schools: A youth perspective

Defunding the police in Detroit schools: A youth perspective

The following essay was written by students in the Detroit Public Schools Community District. At a time when the Overton Window view about the role of policing in our society is shifting ever more to the left, their voice is important and deserves to be heard. Organized by the group 482Forward which is working for a quality education for EVERY […]

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A Sinister Iron March of Fascism: An Examination of the Neo-Nazi Iron March Forum

A Sinister Iron March of Fascism: An Examination of the Neo-Nazi Iron March Forum

The following essay was written by Nicholas Golina, a cofounder of Momentum Advocacy. He is the Analytics Director for the Jessica Scarane Campaign for US Senate and works for multiple other organizations including The Morgan Harper Campaign for Congress, Ohio for Bernie, and WolfPAC Ohio. He is also a graduate student at Kent State University in Data Science with his […]

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I’m an ER doc. Here’s how Trump’s catastrophic failures endanger health workers and patients.

I’m an ER doc. Here’s how Trump’s catastrophic failures endanger health workers and patients.

Today’s post was written by Dr. Rob Davidson, executive director of the Committee to Protect Medicare. Dr. Davidson got national attention recently when he confronted Vice President Mike Pence over the Trump administration’s attacks on healthcare, particularly Medicaid: 1/2 I just ran into @VP Mike Pence at the Drake Diner in Des Moines. I confronted him about his damaging health […]

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#FlipThisHouse2020, Michigan! Episode 1: Representative Laurie Pohutsky (HD-19)

#FlipThisHouse2020, Michigan! Episode 1: Representative Laurie Pohutsky (HD-19)

This post is the first thread in Indivisible Michigan’s #FlipThisHouse2020 series. This one is on Representative Laurie Pohutsky (@lpohusky19), who is serving her first term representing HD-19 (Livonia). It was originally written for Medium and Twitter by Dave Wagner (@dbwagner104), who managed Representative Pohutsky’s 2018 campaign. The Medium post is HERE and the Twitter thread is HERE. “Laurie is a […]

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Do we fund progressive programs by raising taxes or cutting spending? Modern Monetary Theory says: NEITHER!

Do we fund progressive programs by raising taxes or cutting spending? Modern Monetary Theory says: NEITHER!

The following article was written by Collin McDonough (@acomplexcollin) and Nicholas Golina (@GolinaNick). Collin is a recovering legislative staffer. He is a Policy Advisor at Data for Progress, a freelance data scientist, and is co-founder of Momentum Advocacy. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Michigan State University; has a certificate in Data Science from Johns Hopkins University; […]

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Avoiding lady temptresses: The modern day GOP application of “The Graham Rule” & their hypocrisy regarding Trump

The following essay was written by Ann Arbor-area activist Danny Steinmetz. Enjoy. Vice President Mike Pence made the Billy Graham Rule famous when he made it public that he does not have private meetings or dinners with women. It is in the news again recently because Robert Foster, a candidate in the Mississippi Republican gubernatorial primary, refused to let lesbian […]

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Nazi death camps started out very much like the American concentration camps of today

Nazi death camps started out very much like the American concentration camps of today

In our podcast this week, we interviewed journalist Andrea Pitzer, author of the important book One Long Night – A Global History of Concentration Camps. In the interview she talks extensively about how the German concentration camps during the lead up to World War II did not start out as the death factories that they eventually became. However, over time, […]

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The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals rules in favor of wealth-based, punitive driver’s license suspension scheme

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals rules in favor of wealth-based, punitive driver’s license suspension scheme

The following post was written by Rebecca Ramaswamy. Rebecca is a civil rights attorney at Equal Justice Under Law, and one of the attorneys on the Fowler v. Benson case in Michigan. The Litigation Long Game As a Michigan native, I was excited when my D.C.-based civil rights organization, Equal Justice Under Law, decided to bring a lawsuit against my […]

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Pervasive and Perverse Poverty Porn

Pervasive and Perverse Poverty Porn

The following essay was written by my friend Krystle DuPree, a member of the Washtenaw County Democratic Party Executive Board (among many other roles she has) of which I am the Chair. It is in response to an article posted on MLive.com titled “Ann Arbor area’s cost of living jeopardizes veteran’s efforts to escape poverty“. Since the article was published, […]

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Why are Republicans celebrating the Mueller report?

The following essay was written by Mike Wagner. Mike is a musician who lives in Texas. He is the composer of the Flint Water Crisis theme music, from the song Unclaimed, used for our podcast, The GOTMFV Show. Let me get this straight. In regards to Individual 1, this is what we learned from the Mueller investigation and related cases: […]

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Change is good (unless it’s Fred Upton changing)

Change is good (unless it’s Fred Upton changing)

The following essay was written by Ben Zylman who lives in Michigan’s 6th Congressional District and is “represented” by Congressman Fred Upton. I use quotes around “represented” intentionally and you’ll come to understand why when you read Ben’s piece. Enjoy. I’m not the kind of person who ever thought I’d write a political opinion piece. For years, I paid little […]

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