This piece is part of Splinter’s series The New Guard, where we interview progressive candidates who are running in 2018 midterm races across the country to shake up the Democratic Party establishment.
This October, Canada will officially legalize the recreational use of pot. It will then be legal to use weed recreationally across the country, as well as in U.S. border states like Washington, Maine, and Vermont. Yet American border agents say they still plan on enforcing federal law barring any weed traveling across…
The crisis spreading from Flint, MI’s unsafe drinking water has been broad and far-reaching. In addition to the widely publicized lead contamination, the water that the city used from the Flint River for 18 months has also been connected to an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease between 2014 and 2015. A state report said…
The election is over, but Michigan state Senate District 1 is still dealing with the fallout from comments made by Democratic Rep. Bettie Cook Scott about her opponent, Rep. Stephanie Chang. Last Tuesday, Chang won the election with 49 percent of the vote, while Scott trailed in third place with 11 percent.
It’s that time again, folks: Michael Moore is releasing a new documentary. Fahrenheit 11/9 (a reference to the date of Trump’s election) will be released in theaters September 21st. In the trailer, Moore refers to Trump as the “last president of the United States,” alluding to a cataclysm that may befall our country…
Progressives in Michigan scored a hard-fought victory today when it was announced that a proposal to create an independent redistricting commission will be on the ballot this November, according to a report from The Detroit News.
What do you do when you want conservative, Catholic parents to stop vaccinating their kids? You tell them the vaccines are made out of “aborted fetal tissue.”
The conservative movement has long been deeply obsessed with the education system, from spending big on school board races to whining about just how hard it is to be a conservative in schools. One of the biggest fronts in this war: Editing school curricula to suit their worldview, usually by straight-up erasing things…
Donald Trump only attracts the best people. The biggest patriots. America–lovers, one and all.
Speaking before a mostly white audience of some of his biggest supporters on Saturday, Donald Trump asked a question that could have come straight from Pink Floyd’s anti–fascist opus The Wall.
It’s increasingly apparent that Trump family members and some of their closest associates are in serious legal jeopardy over their involvement with Kremlin–linked figures both before and after the 2016 presidential election.
There are three major candidates in the race for the next governor of Michigan: Abdul El-Sayed, a leftist candidate in the mold of Bernie Sanders; Gretchen Whitmer, an establishment candidate who happily holds fundraisers with health insurance companies; and Shri Thanedar, a completely fake progressive who claims…
The state of Michigan has decided to stop to providing free bottles of water to residents of Flint, less than a week after the state ignored Michiganders’ pleas and approved a permit to allow Nestlé to draw as many as 400 gallons of water per minute from a well less than an hour and a half away to be bottled for sale.
The Michigan arm of the insurance company Blue Cross Blue Shield is asking its employees to donate to the campaign of Gretchen Whitmer, the top-funded Democrat in the race for governor, The Detroit News reported on Wednesday. One of her opponents, who has received nationwide media attention for his left-wing politics…
Third grade reading proficiency in Flint has plummeted nearly 75% since the start of the city’s ongoing water crisis, according to a new report by the Detroit Free Press.
A Democratic candidate running for Michigan attorney general offered a provocative pitch to voters: A vote for a woman candidate is a vote against some dude who might show you their dick without your consent.
A second woman who worked for Michigan Representative John Conyers has come forward to accuse him of sexually harassing her on three occasions while she worked for him.
Rep. John Conyers Jr., the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee and a civil rights icon from Michigan, announced Sunday he is stepping down from the post while investigations continue into allegations that he paid off a former employee who accused him of sexual harassment.
On Monday, a committee put together by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to address the public health crisis in Flint canceled its fourth meeting in a row, claiming they was simply nothing for them to discuss.
Fayrouz Saad, introducing herself to the voters of Michigan’s 11th Congressional district, knows that some of them may stumble over her name.