Michigan Liberal (MichiganLiberal.com) is an American political blog, publishing news and opinion from a liberal or progressive point of view. It functions as a discussion forum and group blog for a variety of Michigan netroots activists, whose efforts are primarily directed toward influencing and strengthening the Democratic Party.
Michigan Liberal was founded in 2005 by Matt Ferguson, and modeled after the national site Daily Kos. Originally co-owned and run by Laura Packard and Jon Koller, since 2007 the owner and editor is Eric Baerren. Among the contributors are Mark Grebner. Former contributors include Marcy Wheeler and Larry Kestenbaum.
The web site has been regularly quoted in state news media. A few examples:
- "Renier: What Am I, Chopped Liver?", MIRS Capitol Capsule, March 4, 2008
- Redo Michigan caucus, grassroots activists say, Detroit Free Press, February 16, 2008
- Preaching for primary patience, Detroit Free Press, February 13, 2008
- Opinion: Attention is on delegate count, Morning Sun, February 9, 2008
- "Michigan Liberal Has Bishop in Golf Plaid", MIRS Capitol Capsule, September 10, 2007
- "Say 'Cheese'", MIRS Capitol Capsule, July 13, 2007
- "Blogger Walking 95 Miles to Speak Against SBT Repeal", MIRS Capitol Capsule, April 28, 2006
- "Will Dems Accuse DeVos of 'Mailing It In'?" MIRS Capitol Capsule, March 17, 2006