Friday Short: Ohio, Just Look To Michigan For Hope

Here’s the Left of Lansing “Friday Short” for June 14, 2024 A recent Wallethub survey revealed that Ohio has one of the worst state economies, ranking 42nd in the country which is the 10th worst state! Michigan, meanwhile, is ranks 19th. That far surpasses both Ohio, and Indiana, which ranks 39th. One would think the…

ProPublica’s Andy Kroll On Michigan’s MAGA War on Democracy

Welcome to Episode 88 of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast! On this week’s show, Pat has some fun at the expense of the big oil and land developer-backed group calling itself “Citizens For Local Choice,” which announced its hopes of putting a repeal of a renewable energy siting law on this November’s ballot FAILED to garner…

Rebalancing The Scales w/ Democratic Congressional Candidate Dr. Bob Lorinser

Here’s episode 87 of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast! Dr. Bob Lorinser is running to become the Democratic candidate for Michigan’s 1st congressional district, comprising of northern Michigan, and the entire U.P. He is trying to challenge Republican Congressman Jack Bergman for the second straight time after losing to Bergman in ’22. But Dr. Lorinser believes…

Friday Short: Delta County MAGA–like all MAGA–Try To Thwart Democracy

Here’s this week’s Left of Lansing “Friday Short” for May 17, 2024. Two MAGA Republican Board of Canvassers in Delta County are refusing to certify the recent recall elections where three MAGA Board of Commissioners received a thumping. This prevents the one Democrat, and two independents, from taking their oaths, and serving the people. But…

Going After Every Vote w/ Michigan Democratic Party Rural Caucus Chair Mark Ludwig

Here’s Episode 86 of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast! Pat’s got much to say about the shenanigans happening in Delta County this week! Just after three MAGA Delta County commissioners suffered humiliating recall election losses, two right-wing Board of Canvassers there refused to certify the elections! It’s a pattern we’ve been seeing when it comes to…

The Tide is Turning! Ottawa County Progressive Joe Spaulding

Here’s Episode 85 of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast! They did it! Delta County voters sent pink slips to three extreme Christian Nationalist MAGA county commissioners in recall races this week! This is an area that’s recently turned from blue to red, which is why that extreme brand of right-wing politics gained a hold of the county board….

Building a Blue Foundation in the Upper Peninsula w/ Kelli van Ginhoven

Here’s Episode 84 of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast! One reason I started this venture is that I wanted to help show the importance of local and state politics. For sure, progressives have made some outstanding strides in terms of state politics with Democrats taking the state trifecta last year for the first time in four…

Episode 83: Salon’s Amanda Marcotte on Fascism & The Christian Nationalist Movement

Here’s episode 83 of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast! Salon columnist Amanda Marcotte spends a few minutes talking with Pat about the Christian Nationalist Movement, and its ultimate goal of not just getting Dear Leader Trump back into power, but of ending religious freedom for all. Ms. Marcotte’s written extensively on how Christian Nationalists are trying…

Episode 82: Transforming the Social Contract with Rx Kids in Flint

Here’s Episode 82 of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast! It’s another week. That means it’s another episode of the Republican Crime Syndicate! Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel announced several charges against former Michigan Republican state House Speaker Lee Chatfield, and his wife, Stephanie, for operating a criminal enterprise! Just like Chatfield’s hero, Dear Leader Trump, he…