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Ignorant, insulting, and underhanded are words that best describe Betsy DeVos’s press release about historically black colleges and universities on February 27, 2017. You really have to read the whole thing to get the full impact: “It sure was nice black folks had the option of attending schools for black people because schools for white […]

Apparently the malignant tumor known as Grand Traverse Academy isn’t enough. Northwestern Michigan College and Traverse Bay Area ISD are being asked to authorize a new for-profit charter school in the Grand Traverse area based on the Hillsdale “classical” education model according to the Traverse City Record Eagle. Traverse Classical Academy is the fever dream […]

Yesterday Up North Progressive shared an audio recording of Betsy DeVos and her husband Dick answering questions at The Gathering in 2001. The Gathering is a right wing religious organization that rakes in about a billion dollars a year to fund Dominion Christian causes, such as infiltrating government and turning the United States into a […]

Just in time so everyone would be too busy peeling potatoes and baking pies to notice, Donald Trump tapped wife and daughter of Dominion Christianity Michigan Billionaires, Betsy Prince DeVos. The wife of Dick DeVos and sister of Erik Prince(founder of the now defunct Blackwater mercs for hire), this princess of Dutch Reformed Ada Township […]

… belief is the death of intelligence” – Robert Anton Wilson On social media anti-choicers applauded Robert L. Dear for stopping the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood from murdering more babies while most of the GOP presidential candidates remain mute over the attack on the health care clinic. So far, Mike Huckabee exercised his lack of […]

Like a narcissistic moth to a media flame, Michigan State Representative for the 98th District Gary Glenn found this humble blog with a post about how much he craves attention, especially when it pairs his name with someone who is more famous or powerful than he is. If he does it enough, some of that […]

Gary Glenn documented every instance of his name on his Facebook page this week in relation to Rick Snyder being the first state governor to ban, then put on hold relocating Syrian refugees to Michigan. Glenn shared his press release and quotes from online news, broadcast, and print sources such as Midland Daily News, Mlive, […]

It was a cold December night in 1986 when Planned Parenthood on West Michigan Avenue in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was firebombed by an unknown terrorist. The Up North Progressive lived in an apartment at the time close enough to be awakened by the explosion. That morning the shock of seeing half of the building destroyed in […]

Cindy Gamrat has been out of office for a week, but she already knows she has to get back there and finish the work God wants her to do. At two in the afternoon today she filed paperwork to run in the November 3, 2015 primary for the house seat she was just expelled from. […]

J. C. Huizenga recently commented on the 20-year history of his for-profit charter school chain, National Heritage Academies, in an article. He claimed their success came from superior academics and being financially strong. There’s so much more to National Heritage Academies, how they started, how they really make their money to be financially strong, […]