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…

Left of Lansing Podcast Episode #15: Interview with Democratic State Sen. Mallory McMorrow; And Pat Has Meltdown Over The New Auto Insurance “Reform” Bill

Finally! The latest episode of the Left of Lansing Podcast is posted!!! As I just explained, a recent illness from a booster shot caused this week’s delay. This week, I talk with first-term Democratic State Senator Mallory McMorrow from Royal Oak. Senator McMorrow is the youngest member in the Michigan legislature, and she’s already illustrating…

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 Adoption Agency Changes Course, Allows Same-Sex Couples To Adopt

You see? When you fight, you can win. And Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is doing just that. From The Detroit Free Press over the weekend: A major faith-based foster care and adoption contractor for the state of Michigan said Monday it will place children in LGBT homes, reversing course following a recent legal settlement. Grand…

Left of Lansing Podcast Episode 9–In Defense of AG Dana Nessel; Interview with Erin Roberts from MCEDSV on Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Here’s this week’s Left of Lansing Podcast! In this episode, I give a defense for Michigan’s passionate progressive attorney general, Dana Nessel. She’s got the conservative wing going insane with insane threats of impeachment! Why? All because she’s doing her job by protecting the Constitutional rights of ALL Michiganders. And I ask Republican state Rep….