Category Archives: Michigan

Our Electors vote to make Trump the President of the United States on Monday

As tomorrow is the day that our Electors meet to cast their votes for President, I know I should probably post something thoughtful here tonight, but, as I’ve written so damn much about the Electoral College over the past month, and the efforts to convince Republican Electors to cast their ballots for anyone other than […]

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What the 2016 election results tell us about the changing landscape of America, the possibility of non-partisan redistricting in Michigan, helping local kids find their inner superheroes, and Mittenfest XI …on this weekend’s Saturday Six Pack

This Saturday’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack, our second of the Trump era, will be told in four parts. During our first segment, we will be talking with University of Michigan Professor of Political Science Vincent Hutchings, the author of Public Opinion and Democratic Accountability: How Citizens Learn About Politics, about the results of […]

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Good work, Michigan. It looks like we might have stopped Republican voter suppression efforts, at least for now.

If we’re to believe Republican Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, it looks as though the Michigan Senate will not be voting on the controversial voter ID law that passed the House last week. According to Meekhof, Senate Republicans just didn’t have the time during the lame duck session, which adjourns for the year this Thursday. […]

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Be safe out there

I suspect you may have already heard this by now, but, if you don’t have to be on the road this evening, you should probably just bake some oatmeal cookies, pour yourself a stiff drink, and stay home. The family and I just made it back from Lexington, Kentucky, where we were celebrating my mother’s […]

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Voter suppression law passes Michigan House, fight moves to Senate

Remember how I was telling you last week that you really needed to call your State Reps because Republicans were trying to push aggressive, new voter suppression laws through the Michigan House? Well, last night, at 10:00 PM, the Michigan House of Representatives voted 57-50 to approve the bills [HB 6066, HB 6067, HB 6068]. […]

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