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 Democrats also repealed the “No stricter than federal” law, which Republicans passed in 2018 that prevented the state from enacting…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…

Friday Short: Josh Shriver’s Radicalism (and Racism) Is What America’s Right Wing Is All About

Here’s this week’s Left of Lansing “Friday Short.” Michigan Republican State Representative Jason Shriver was stripped of his committee assignments, and of his staff, after retweeting a racist tweet on the “Great Replacement Theory,” which pervades the radical, right wing world. Naturally, Shriver’s got his online defenders, but also defenders within the Michigan Republican Party….

Episode 72: Michigan’s New Gun Safety Laws w/ Dr. April Zeoli

Here’s episode 72 of Michigan’s Premier Progressive Podcast! In my opening segment this week, I talk about the appalling and Islamophobic Wall Street Journal column declaring Dearborn, MI as the “America’s Jihad Capital.” Islamophobia within the right wing world never left, and it’s putting lives in danger. I then cover some of the many new laws scheduled…

Episode 71: Interview w/ Susan Demas of Michigan Advance

Here’s episode 71 of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast! Please vote on this week’s LoL Twitter Poll: What is the biggest winning issue for Michigan Democrats heading into the November election? If you have others, leave them in replies Susan Demas, Editor-in-Chief of Michigan Advance, joins Pat this week. Michigan Advance is a progressive, nonprofit news site dedicated to…

Friday Short: ‘Good Guys’ Don’t Stop Bad Guys With Guns

Thanks for listening to this week’s LoL Friday Short! The Justice Department released a damning report citing “cascading failures” in the way authorities handled the Uvaldi school shooting massacre in 2022. Like other school shootings, this was another example where “good guys with guns,” didn’t stop the bad guy with a gun. The common denominator…

Episode 70: The Rich Are O.K With Fascism

Here’s episode 70 of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast! Please vote on this week’s poll question: Polls show President Biden’s losing to Donald Trump in Michigan. How do you feel about these numbers less than 10 months from Election Day? On this week’s episode, I cover how Democrats across the country have been given a beautiful…