Who is Left of Lansing?

This blog serves as a side dish to what is known as the “Left of Lansing” podcast.  I’ve been wanting to do my very own podcast focused on progressive politics and pop culture for a long time. And thanks to the help of many, we finally got the podcast off-the-round! As my show voice says…

Who In The Hell Is Mike Shirkey?

Michigan Right-Wing Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey once again showed his disdain for Governor Gretchen Whitmer. While visiting the conservative Hillsdale College this week, which is in Shirkey’s district, he reached in The Occupant’s playbook to deride Whitmer and legislative Democrats. According to Hillsdale’s college newspaper, Shirkey claimed Whitmer and her fellow Democrats were…

We Are Better Than That

As much as I‘m a HUGE proponent of impeachment & have been riveted by the hearings, I can’t shake the feeling that Trump got what he wanted (endless media mentions about Biden, scandal, & corruption in the same sentence) and Putin got what he wanted (America at war with itself.) — Chris Savage (@Eclectablog) November…

I Think This Was The Plan All Along…

The GOP Tax Scam is what we always thought it was: The U.S. tax system is supposed to be progressive, meaning that wealthier households pay a larger share of their income to the taxman than the middle class and the poor. Yet after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, that’s no longer the…

The Right Wing Cries As Whitmer Fights Back

Another spot-on take by Susan Demas. For years, right-wing corporate media told me we had to cut, cut, and cut the budget some more. But when @GovWhitmer cut pork spending in northern, Republican districts, the same peeps are now crying & complaining. Irony is dead. https://t.co/X6HWfT8Acd — LeftOfLansing (@LeftOfLansing) October 12, 2019 It’s been both…

Let’s Push For A Graduated Income Tax In Michigan!

Or, rather than relying on taxes that affect the poor and middle classes, we could pass a graduated tax to help ensure top earners are doing their share to reinvest in Michigan. We cut their taxes for decades, and we suck at roads, education, the environment, and transparency. https://t.co/gQshjBLey3 — LeftOfLansing (@LeftOfLansing) October 10, 2019…

Please, Listen To Rashida Tlaib on The GOTMFV Show!

I interviewed Michigan progressive fighter Chris Savage from Eclectablog on The Left of Lansing podcast a few months ago. But while Chris is a fantastic interview, he does an even better job at hosting his own podcast, called The GOTMFV Show. I’m somewhat jealous of Chris because he was able speak with Michigan Democratic Congresswoman…

Here’s Another Great Podcast Devoted To Michigan Politics

If you ever need more insightful coverage about Michigan politics, please listen to the Michigan Policast. Christine Berry, Walt Sorg, and Amy Kerr Hardin produce an entertaining weekly podcast that not only highlights what’s happening in Michigan, but also what’s happening on the national scene. They cover the week’s top stories that you might know,…

Give Credit Where Credit Is Due…Part II

Today I’m showing some love to @RepMaxineWaters + @RashidaTlaib, who endured the brunt of gaslighting & vitriol for being among the first to recognize WH corruption & publicly advocate for impeachment, making it easier for the rest of us. People think that’s easy. It’s not. — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 28, 2019 I wrote earlier…