Public employees are not the enemy

Voters have come to expect politicians to frame arguments in a way that supports their position. Unfortunately, too many politicians are too generous with their definition of an “honest” discussion. For example, a recent tweet from Michigan Rep.Tim Walberg, R-Battle Creek: Today I voted to stop @whitehouse’s executive action to raise Congressional pay. Washington doesn’t […]

Emotions Soar High During National Day of Action Protest

(Caption Information) Good Jobs Now Rally, July, 24, 2012, Southgate, Mi.

More than 500 activists urged Congress to raise the minimum wage Tuesday afternoon during our National Day of Action. These ardent protesters rallied along a two-mile stretch of Bain Capital-owned companies–Toys R’ Us, Dunkin’ Donuts, Michael’s and Outback Steakhouse–in Southgate, Mich., a nearby Detroit suburb. Drivers honked their horns in support as protesters chanted, “We […]

The People’s News 8/23

Here are today’s top Michi­gan news stories… MPRN: CMU fac­ulty ordered back to work — The judge issued the tem­po­rary restrain­ing order against the CMU Fac­ulty Asso­ci­a­tion less than 24 hours after tenured and tenure-track pro­fes­sors walked off the job… In a writ­ten state­ment, Fac­ulty Asso­ci­a­tion Pres­i­dent Laura Frey says pro­fes­sors will fol­low the order, and return to work tomor­row morning. MLIVE COLUMN: Mem­bers […]

Our First Look at the Republican Congressional Redistricting Plan

The draft plan, in the works for weeks, also would boost GOP majorities in a number of districts, making it easier for Republicans to hold onto their seats. It was reviewed this week by a group of state GOP lawmakers, representatives from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Attorney General’s office, two sources […]

Voices of the Unemployed

Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 19:21:02 PM EST Powerful video from the AFL-CIO.     Strange comment on WOOD-TV news tonight claiming that Senator Stabenow's office told them that there will be a vote tomorrow on extending benefits – but I haven't seen that anywhere else yet, so I wouldn't run to the bank on […]

Lessons from the “Enlightened Eight”: Republicans Can Vote Pro-Environment and Not Get “Tea Partied

This post was originally published by Heather TaylorMiesle NRDC Action Fund On June 26, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 219-212 in favor of HR 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES). Only eight Republicans – we’ll call them the “Enlightened Eight” – voted “aye.” These Republicans were Mary Bono-Mack (CA-45), Mike […]

Republican Leadership on GM

The Party of NO™ has once again decided to take up the “GM should go bankrupt” mantra. Earlier today on the Fox Noise channel John McCain and John Boehner picked up where Richard Shelby and Bob Corker left off a few weeks ago. General Motors should hand over the factory keys to a bankruptcy court, […]

Video Highlights from the Muskegon Community Solidarity Candidate Forum

This post was originally published by FredJohnsonForCongress Last saturday, Fred Johnson participated in a candidate forum sponsored by Muskegon Community Solidarity.  Fred Johnson responded to questions from the audience on a variety of topics, including the economy, health care, and fighting for progressive causes in the 2nd District. Video highlights of the forum have been […]