Republicans Have No Plans For Michigan Roads–And That’s The Point!

Sam Inglot from Progress Michigan is right-on with this take: If Republicans don’t like Whitmer’s plan, what’s their idea? We need $2.5 billion to stop the bleeding as soon as possible and that’s just a harsh reality. Without a fix soon, our roads may reach a point of no return with the cost of repairs…

Michigan Conservatives’ Hope Stall Tactic On Roads Will Stifle Progressive Policies–And Voter Enthusiasm

The Huffington Posts’ Jonathan Cohn wrote an expose on Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s dilemma of trying to fix the state’s “damn roads” in today’s political climate. It’s a climate conservatives have owned for decades, thanks in-part to corporate media playing willing accomplices in pushing the conservative “no tax” mantra. Conservatives have also enjoyed owning…

Shocking News That A Corporation Hid The Harm It Did! (Sarcasm)

I’ve been meaning post this appalling story for the last few days. And it’s one reason why I back efforts to make the corporations that knowingly put toxins in our state’s water systems pay for their abuses. From The Detroit Free Press: A 3M environmental specialist, in a scathing resignation letter, accused company officials of being “unethical”…

Thank You, AG Nessel!

I have to admit, it was extremely cool to see this message pop-up on my Twitter feed over the weekend: Love your podcast. I listen to every episode. Your call for progressive activism never fails to inspire me. Keep up the great programming! — Dana Nessel (@dananessel) May 11, 2019 I’m doing this podcast because…

Left of Lansing Podcast Episode 12: Susan Demas–Editor-In-Chief of Michigan Advance

The 12th episode of the Left Of Lansing Podcast is posted! Since I’ve reached a milestone–a dozen episodes–I’ve got a Michigan treasure as my guest this week. Progressive writer, and Editor-In-Chief of Michigan Advance, Susan Demas joins me to discuss Michigan politics. We cover how the establishment Lansing press rewards old conservatives viewpoints while ignoring…

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…

State Senator Mallory McMorrow’s Bill Banning Conversion Therapy Shows Bold, Progressive Leadership

I’ve been meaning to highlight this news for the last week. State Senator Mallory McMorrow from Royal Oak unseated Republican incumbent Senator Marty Knollenberg in Michigan’s 13th State Senate District. And she won it by running on an aggressive, people-powered progressive agenda calling for clean water, affordable health care, and government transparency. I know, revolutionary,…

Michigan Tops In PFAS In Nation. We’re Number…One?

This is a list the state of Michigan doesn’t want to win. Unfortunately, as Michigan Advance notes, we are “winning”: Michigan has the most sites in the country known to be contaminated with the group of toxic chemicals known as PFAS, according to a new report from the Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Working Group. The environmental and…

Music Moment–White Stripes

Detroit’s Jack White received an honorary degree from Wayne State University “for his dedication to Detroit and significant contributions to the arts as one of the most prolific and renowned artists of the past two decades.” So, in honor of Jack White, let’s go with my favorite White Stripes songs. From their 2002 album, White…