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Partisan Arsonists and the Letter of the Law – Part 1

Partisan Arsonists A few days ago, six anonymous lawyers and a helpful journalist whistled up a media firestorm against a good man doing his best to serve the people of Michigan. Their smear campaign against Dr. Abdul El-Sayed is couched in deep concern for Democratic voters and the people of Michigan, tainted by racism, xenophobia, and the clawing hand of authoritarianism, poorly…



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Mark Miller on the “Line by Line” Review

Editor’s Note Mark Miller is what my grandfather would have called a mensch. He didn't use the word often. Long before I got here Mark was fighting for clarity, transparency, and democracy in the Michigan Democratic Party and beyond. He has served many years on his municipal board of trustees, where his duties included managing local elections. Last year, he…



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MDP Rules Committee Wraps Up “Line by Line” Review

On January 23, the Michigan Democratic Party Rules and Political Reform Committee wrapped up business on the “line by line” review of the rules mandated by the State Central Committee at its second meeting last year. In the months leading up to the February 2017 MDP Convention, Michigan for Revolution Chapters and allies across the state organized at the county…



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Michigan Progressive Staff
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Why I’m a Democrat

Every day someone asks me, “why do you continue to try to work within the Democratic Party?” Every day it gets more and more difficult to answer this. The reality is - we live in a country where the two party system controls our government. With that said, only one of those parties even comes close to aligning with my…



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The State Harasses Food Assistance Recipients

Those in Michigan who need food assistance and healthcare are increasingly facing obstacles from the State of Michigan. I am one case in point. Around 2009/2010, I applied for food stamps myself. The Department of Human Services (DHS) kept giving me the runaround requesting paperwork I had already sent them. Only after I had a letter to the editor published…