Pathetic Pete Hoekstra was MAGA before MAGA

It didn’t matter if Crazy Christofascist Kristina Karamo, or Pathetic Pete Hoekstra were leading the state party since all Michigan Republicans can agree on one thing: Donald Trump is their Dear Leader. Trump defeated challenger Nikki Haley in last week’s primary, and then secured all 39 delegates in the state GOP’s congressional caucuses. He ends…

Episode 75: Polluter Pay 2.0 w/ Sean McBrearty of Clean Water Action Michigan

Here’s the 75th episode of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast. We’ve covered the ways Michigan Democrats are protecting the state’s environment, and building a cleaner and more affordable energy future for both our environment and economy. Democrats also repealed the “No stricter than federal” law, which Republicans passed in 2018 that prevented the state from enacting…

Episode 74: Fighting to move Delta County forward w/ Kelli van Ginhoven

Here’s episode 74 of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast! As we’ve seen in our state, elections have consequences, especially on the state and local state side! I talk about how within a year, Michigan Democrats passed some much-needed legislation to move the state forward in terms of women’s reproductive rights, worker rights, union rights, setting-up a…

The Friday Short: Nikki Haley’s Profiles In Courage Moment Failure

My first Left of Lansing “Friday Short” for 2024 deals with Nikki Haley’s failure to flat-out say the American Civil War was fought over the right for Southern states to continue the practice of slavery. But there’s a reason why Haley couldn’t give a straight answer to that simple question. She, like all of her…

Episode 62: MAGA Keeps Losing On Abortion Rights, and My Defense of Rashida Tlaib

It’s episode 62 of Michigan’s Premier Progressive Podcast! MAGA Republicans suffered another beatdown at the polls this past Election Day, and once again, abortion rights proved to be the key reason. Abortion rights scored a major victory in Ohio, and played a major role in Democrats retaining the Virginia state legislature. Yet, MAGA is doubling-down…

LoL Friday Short: A Victory For Tolerance & Education

The Left of Lansing Friday Short this week celebrates a judge’s ruling in which he dismissed a lawsuit over so-called “pornographic” books in Kent County’s Rockford Public Schools District. A right-wing Christian Nationalist group wanted to ban 14 books, most of which dealt with LGBTQ+ stories. The judge ruled the books as a whole have…