Friday Short: Republicans Believe Starving Kids Makes America Great

Here’s the Left of Lansing “Friday Short” for May 24, 2024. Congressional Republicans are trying to pass a new funding scheme that cuts the food stamps program by $30 billion in the next decade. And the unreal part about all of this is that a significant portion of rural Americans rely on the program! Michigan…

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…

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…

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…

Michigan GOP Hoping People Forget How We Got Here

State Republicans are trying their best to paint Governor Whitmer as a big-city-loving lawmaker who despises those of us who live in rural areas. The playbook has been used for years by Republicans, including the 2016 election. But as Rick Haglund writes in Michigan Advance, it’s kind of rich for Michigan Republicans to play this…