What is white nationalism?
At the very core of white nationalism and white supremacy lies ethnocentrism that advocates for a white nation through the exclusion of people of color. That objective is carried along on revolutionary, anti-government themes. “Eugenics is at the heart of white nationalism because you have to believe that white people are genetically superior to justify […]
GOP county conventions across the state face disruptions, but party touts ‘enthusiasm’
Several Republican county conventions across the state of Michigan faced disruptions and disagreements Monday night after attorney general candidate Matt DePerno, who has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump, encouraged his supporters to “storm” the events. DePerno used the language on stage at a rally with former President Donald Trump, and his campaign set […]
Division, disarray mark Macomb County GOP convention
Each of Michigan’s 83 counties held GOP conventions Monday night, but deeply red Macomb County was perhaps the most chaotic of them all, featuring hours of insults, interruptions and the eventual ousting of the county party’s convention chair. The division and discord that ensued was fed by an organized effort led by former President Trump-endorsed […]
Susan J. Demas: Republicans said KBJ was soft on pedophiles. But they have a Michigan problem.
If you sat through the excruciating Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson, it was clear just how exceptional the first Black female justice in history had to be just to get there. Just compare Jackson’s composure and legal analysis in hearings to Brett Kavanagh, who was credibly accused of sexual assault (which naturally […]
Michigan Dems endorse Benson and Nessel for reelection
The Michigan Democratic Party held its Spring Endorsement Convention Saturday where party members gave their stamp of approval to both Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel who are seeking second terms this fall. There were no surprises as more than a thousand of the party faithful gathered both at Huntington Place […]
In heated Michigan GOP AG race, DePerno claims Leonard breached attorney-client privilege
Updated, 10:29 a.m., 4/11/22 with new comments from Leonard Allegations of Republican attorney general candidate Matt DePerno fraudulently billing previous clients at his old law firm made headlines last month. During a GOP attorney general debate in March at the North Oakland Republican Club in Waterford Township, fellow candidate and former House Speaker Tom Leonard […]
Dem officials do 4-hour livestream fact-checking ‘big lie’ claims during Trump rally
Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum, Attorney General Dana Nessel and state Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) recorded a four-hour livestream during former President Donald Trump’s rally in Washington Township Saturday where they reviewed and corrected inaccurate claims from he and other GOP officials. “For 18 months, we have endured lies and conspiracies regarding the 2020 […]
Upton announces he’ll retire from the U.S. House after nearly 36 years
Updated, 12:26 p.m., 4/5/22 U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) announced Tuesday that he will retire from Congress at the end of his current term, avoiding a GOP primary in a new district with fellow U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland), who has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump. “Even the best of stories has […]
Susan J. Demas: How many LGBTQ+ kids’ lives are worth Republicans winning the 2022 election?
On June 26, 2015, my family watched the U.S. Supreme Court hand down the Obergefell v. Hodges decision legalizing same-sex marriage, and I may have cried. Neither of my kids were out at the time and didn’t think it was a particularly big deal — why wouldn’t you be allowed to marry who you love? […]
Trump stumps in Michigan for election fraud conspiracists DePerno and Karamo
Former President Donald Trump returned to Michigan Saturday to boost two Republican candidates — Matt DePerno for attorney general and Kristina Karamo for secretary of state — who have helped spread election fraud conspiracies. The 2020 presidential election, in which Trump lost to President Joe Biden in Michigan by more than 154,000 votes, was a […]
Ahead of Trump rally, Benson says Michigan is ‘ground zero’ for threats against democracy
The spread of misinformation about the 2020 presidential election isn’t going to quiet down until those who have been spreading “the big lie” face consequences, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said Wednesday during a press conference. The big lie is a conspiracy theory pushed by former President Donald Trump and his supporters that falsely claims […]
After unusual GOP co-chair endorsements, some question the fairness of upcoming convention
Some statewide candidates in Michigan are questioning the fairness of the Michigan Republican Party’s endorsement convention next month after Co-Chair Meshawn Maddock endorsed candidates in multiple races. Maddock, who is married to state Rep. Matt Maddock (R-Milford), took the unusual step of endorsing Matthew DePerno for attorney general and Kristina Karamo for secretary of state […]