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It’s possible that Michigan could be left with only one abortion facility if Governor Snyder signs the bills currently on his desk…. Call his office, and tell your friends today!

As we’ve discussed here before, among the proposed new laws put on Governor Snyder’s desk during the lame duck session of the Michigan legislature, was a package of anti-abortion bills known collectively as the 5711 omnibus. This package, if passed, in addition to stopping doctors from using telemedicine to care for women looking to terminate […]

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Will Michigan follow Indiana and be the next “right-to-work” domino to fall in the right’s ceaseless quest to rollback worker rights?

When the citizens of Michigan recently failed to pass Proposition 2, which would have established the right to collective bargaining in our State Constitution, we signaled to members of the Republican party that now was the time to launch their all out attack on organized labor. When Prop 2 lost by 15-points, we demonstrated to […]

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Voter Suppression efforts could determine the election

As I don’t think I’ve written about voter suppression efforts on the part of Republicans for a few months, I thought that it was time to revisit the subject. Here’s what’s happening in a nutshell. Like it or not, America is becoming more diverse, and the white males that form the base of the Republican […]

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To no avail, four-star Generals call for Obama to veto the NDAA, and protect the Bill of Rights

It’s one thing when lefty reactionaries like me run around, warning people about pending legislation that will, if signed into law, end due process as we know it in the United States. It’s another thing altogether, however, when it’s a four-star general doing the frantic hand waving. And it’s exponentially more serious when you have […]

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Obama’s deficit reduction plan not as shitty as thinking Americans feared

As promised, Barack Obama unveiled his administration’s new deficit reduction plan this afternoon, in the White House rose garden. [Those who want the facts can find an outline of the plan on the White House website. A PDF of the entire proposal can be found there as well.] From what I can tell, it marks […]

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