What Happened To Compassionate Conservatism?

You’ll recall that Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the state would no longer fund adoption agencies that discriminate against same sex couples and LGBTQ individuals based on religious principles. The gerrymandered Republican majority passed a law in 2015 that allowed adoption agencies to discriminate. Nessel, though, found a way to neutralize that law. A…

Left of Lansing Podcast Episode 21: Democratic State Rep. Jon Hoadley

The latest Left of Lansing podcast is posted! I’m thrilled to have Michigan Democratic state Representative Jon Hoadley from Kalamazoo. Rep. Hoadley is running for Congress and hopes to defeat longtime Republican incumbent Fred Upton. Rep. Hoadley has been a strong progressive voice in the Michigan state House, and now wants to add his voice…

Shut It Down!

Enbridge: Unsupported segment of Line 5 grows beyond 75-foot limit https://t.co/rjiILU05OD via @detroitnews — Dana Nessel (@dananessel) August 7, 2019 While Embridge keeps enacting a full-press to pressure our state government to keep its Line 5 oil pipeline operating in the Straits of Mackinac, we learn this nugget courtesy of The Detroit News‘ Beth LeBlanc:…

A Compassionate Leader Looks and Acts Like This

I haven’t hid the fact that I’m part of the Elizabeth Warren for Prez fan club. That being said, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rouke is illustrating pure leadership after the congressional district he once represented deals with the aftermath of a mass shooting. The Occupant in the White House is incapable of completing a coherent…

I’m Still Here! Needed some R&R. But ready to do battle again!

To my fellow LOLers, I apologize I’ve been absent of late. There’s no excuse only to say that I reached near exhaustion around July 4th. I’d been working hard for 18 straight weeks on the podcast. Lots of late nights. Lots of long days. Lots of research. Lots of writing. Lots of producing. Lots of…

No Podcast This Week: Pat’s Brain Needed Rest!

via GIPHY Hello to my fellow LOLers, I’m sorry I’ve been away for the past week, but my day job inundated me with a bunch of projects, and I didn’t have much juice left in the tank for a podcast. My apologies. I’m using this weekend to rest, relax, and recover. It’s much-needed, and I…