Roll eyes and groan: Attempts by adults to use language that makes them look “hip” can backfire, as parents of teenagers know well.

The left-leaning advocacy group Progress Michigan wanted people to know about the “big family reunion for the left” last weekend in Detroit.

For the record, Detroit has already “gone down,” but like all the attendees at the Netroots conference, we’re hopeful that it’s on the way back up.

The Mackinac Center provided some input on how to make it happen, and has some policy recommendations.

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