We Are All Michigan. How COVID-19 & Dam Failures Reveal We Fight For Each Other

It’s certainly been a Spring to remember in Michigan. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the entire nation–and world–with Michigan being one of the worst hit states in the union. As of this writing, Michigan has experienced nearly 53,000 positive COVID-19 cases, and over 5,200 deaths. The pandemic is crushing our working class, small businesses, and…

Left of Lansing Podcast–Episode 26: Value the Women’s Vote; Force GOP To Defend Health Care Stance; Why Bloomberg?

A new episode of the Left of Lansing Podcast is back! On this podcast, I point-out how Michigan Republicans are teeing-it-up for Michigan Democrats to win in 2020. –Michigan Republicans just can’t help their misogynistic ways, and progressives should put them on the defensive for their anti-women stances. –Michigan Republicans implemented work requirements for hard-working…

Who In The Hell Is Mike Shirkey?

Michigan Right-Wing Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey once again showed his disdain for Governor Gretchen Whitmer. While visiting the conservative Hillsdale College this week, which is in Shirkey’s district, he reached in The Occupant’s playbook to deride Whitmer and legislative Democrats. According to Hillsdale’s college newspaper, Shirkey claimed Whitmer and her fellow Democrats were…

I Think This Was The Plan All Along…

The GOP Tax Scam is what we always thought it was: The U.S. tax system is supposed to be progressive, meaning that wealthier households pay a larger share of their income to the taxman than the middle class and the poor. Yet after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, that’s no longer the…

The Right Wing Cries As Whitmer Fights Back

Another spot-on take by Susan Demas. For years, right-wing corporate media told me we had to cut, cut, and cut the budget some more. But when @GovWhitmer cut pork spending in northern, Republican districts, the same peeps are now crying & complaining. Irony is dead. https://t.co/X6HWfT8Acd — LeftOfLansing (@LeftOfLansing) October 12, 2019 It’s been both…

Let’s Push For A Graduated Income Tax In Michigan!

Or, rather than relying on taxes that affect the poor and middle classes, we could pass a graduated tax to help ensure top earners are doing their share to reinvest in Michigan. We cut their taxes for decades, and we suck at roads, education, the environment, and transparency. https://t.co/gQshjBLey3 — LeftOfLansing (@LeftOfLansing) October 10, 2019…

Please, Listen To Rashida Tlaib on The GOTMFV Show!

I interviewed Michigan progressive fighter Chris Savage from Eclectablog on The Left of Lansing podcast a few months ago. But while Chris is a fantastic interview, he does an even better job at hosting his own podcast, called The GOTMFV Show. I’m somewhat jealous of Chris because he was able speak with Michigan Democratic Congresswoman…

Here’s Another Great Podcast Devoted To Michigan Politics

If you ever need more insightful coverage about Michigan politics, please listen to the Michigan Policast. Christine Berry, Walt Sorg, and Amy Kerr Hardin produce an entertaining weekly podcast that not only highlights what’s happening in Michigan, but also what’s happening on the national scene. They cover the week’s top stories that you might know,…

Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

It took awhile, but finally the entire Democratic Michigan House delegation is backing the start of impeachment inquiries against the biggest disaster to reside in the White House. Wow. @DebDingell and @RepSlotkin have finally joined the chorus to impeach the most corrupt occupant in the White House in this country’s history. Thank you, @RashidaTlaib, for…