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…

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…

Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

It took awhile, but finally the entire Democratic Michigan House delegation is backing the start of impeachment inquiries against the biggest disaster to reside in the White House. Wow. @DebDingell and @RepSlotkin have finally joined the chorus to impeach the most corrupt occupant in the White House in this country’s history. Thank you, @RashidaTlaib, for…

And As Predicted, Whitmer & the Dems Cave To GOP Demands

I wanted to be wrong, but I had a feeling Michigan Republicans would claim victory in stopping Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer from fixing the roads. As I wrote earlier, thanks to the knee-capping of Whitmer’s road funding plan by the House Democratic leader Chris Greig, the Democrats were going to cave-in to Republican demands and…

With Democratic Allies Like These…

I’m calling it right now. Republicans will get a budget passed without a road funding measure. The Michigan Republican leadership is working on passing a bunch of budget bills without road funding, hoping Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer will cave. I have hope she won’t cave. Whitmer professed to being a fighter in the campaign,…