Susan J. Demas
Susan J. Demas is the editor-in-chief of Michigan Advance, a States Newsroom publication. She has more than two decades of experience in journalism and is one of the foremost experts on Michigan politics, appearing on MSNBC, CNN and NPR. For almost five years, Susan was the editor and publisher of Inside Michigan Politics, the most-cited political newsletter in the state. Susan’s award-winning political analysis has run in more than 80 national, international and regional media outlets, including the Guardian U.K., NBC News, the New York Times, the Detroit News and MLive. She started her journalism career reporting on the Iowa caucuses for The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. Susan has hiked over 3,000 solo miles across four continents and climbed more than 60 mountains. She also enjoys dragging her husband and two teenagers along, even if no one else wants to sleep in a tent anymore.
Forcing 10-year-old rape victims to give birth isn’t moral, just or ‘pro-life’
By: Susan J. Demas - July 6, 2022
For the first decades after Roe v. Wade was decided, anti-abortion forces made the case that they were the real pro-women movement. They claimed to love the sinner (the fallen woman) but hated the sin of abortion. They just wanted to save female babies. And some promised to be there with the first box of […]
We’ve coddled ignorance for years. Now we’re all paying the price with COVID.
By: Susan J. Demas - August 10, 2021
Sane America has had enough. After almost two years of a horrific pandemic that’s killed almost 620,000 Americans — and deadly, faster-spreading variants emerging because selfish and ignorant people refuse to get vaccinated — those of us who have tried to do everything right have no more f–ks left to give. Anti-vaxxers, COVID conspiracy theorists […]
RBG is gone. This is why we fight.
By: Susan J. Demas - September 19, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, best known as a steely champion of women’s equality, gave voice to the voiceless. And as a legendary Supreme Court justice, she was committed to ensuring their rightful place in America until the day she died.