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Episode 51 – No celebrating until October (and maybe not even then) wsg Jacob Leibenluft & MI-08 candidate Elissa Slotkin

Episode 51 – No celebrating until October (and maybe not even then) wsg Jacob Leibenluft & MI-08 candidate Elissa Slotkin

The show notes for Episode 51 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/09/episode-51-no-celebrating-until-october-and-maybe-even-not-then-wsg-jacob-leibenluft-mi-08-candidate-elissa-slotkin.html R.I.P. Jon Breen. Jacob Leibenluft, senior advisor at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on Twitter: @JLeibenluft Help defeat the latest version of Trumpcare and #KillTheBill using the tools at TrumpcareTen.org. Elissa Slotkin on Twitter: @ElissaSlotkin Elissa Slotkin’s website: ElissaForCongress.com Make a donation to Elissa’s MI-08 campaign HERE. New York […]

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Experts: #FlintWaterCrisis led to Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak and “horrifyingly large” drop in fertility rates

Experts: #FlintWaterCrisis led to Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak and “horrifyingly large” drop in fertility rates

Testimony in the first day of the preliminary examination for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon, facing felony charges in the Flint Water Crisis, revealed that health experts believe the switch to the Flint River was the cause of the huge increase in cases of Legionnaires’ Disease in the beleaguered city: “My opinion is the most […]

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Michigan Republicans show why we can’t trust them with our healthcare, pass “Citizens United on Steroids” bill

Michigan Republicans show why we can’t trust them with our healthcare, pass “Citizens United on Steroids” bill

As Republicans in the U.S. Senate are considering their last ditch, hail Mary attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, there’s one aspect of it that should be truly concerning to everyone and that’s the concept of giving healthcare dollars to the states in the form of block grants to spend largely as they wish. Here in Michigan, our Republican-controlled […]

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The one simple reason the GOP wants to pass the worst possible Trumpcare bill by September 30

The one simple reason the GOP wants to pass the worst possible Trumpcare bill by September 30

It’s the billionaire donors, of course Graham-Cassidy — the latest version of Trumpcare — looks to be within one or two votes of passing the Senate with 50 votes by the September 30th deadline mandated by the budget reconciliation process. There’s a momentum and urgency to the bill that suggests that this really could happen, though no Republican can make […]

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Episode 50 – A Dead Possum Named Trumpcare with special guests Michael S. Linden & Charles Gaba

Episode 50 – A Dead Possum Named Trumpcare with special guests Michael S. Linden & Charles Gaba

The show notes for Episode 50 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/09/episode-50-a-dead-possum-named-trumpcare-with-special-guests-michael-s-linden-charles-gaba.html Michael S. Linden on Twitter: @MichaelSLinden The Not One Penny (in tax cuts for the wealthy) campaign: NotOnePenny.org LOLGOP at Eclectablog: 6 reasons Trump can still pull off tax breaks for the rich Charles Gaba on Twitter: @Charles_Gaba Charles Gaba’s website: ACASignUps.net Indivisible Team’s guide to defeat Trumpcare: TrumpCareTen.org LOLGOP at […]

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The Trump/Kobach voting suppression commission is government-sanctioned birtherism

The Trump/Kobach voting suppression commission is government-sanctioned birtherism

The only evidence backing up its wild claims are racist innuendo What’s the difference between David Duke and Donald Trump? If you’re a liberal, you’ll probably say, “Nothing” and high five a fellow vegan. But the difference is crucial and needs to elevated beyond subtext; it’s the difference between white supremacist policies being laughed out of polite company and them […]

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New poll shows parents want better support and funding for public education & teachers, not more “choice”

New poll shows parents want better support and funding for public education & teachers, not more “choice”

The bad news is that Betsy DeVos and her corporate pals are spending incredible amounts of money to convince parents that public schools are “failing”. The good news is that it’s not working. A new poll out this week shows that, despite efforts by corporatists like Sec. of Education Betsy DeVos and others to push for-profit charter schools under the […]

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5 reasons we have to take Trumpcare seriously — again

5 reasons we have to take Trumpcare seriously — again

Trumpcare is the worst possible Obamacare sabotage, and it could happen in less than two weeks The Senate is closer than it has ever been to finalizing a bill that reportedly includes a series of small fixes to Obamacare — if Democrats can convince Republicans not to throw out the “guardrails” that protect consumers. These slight adjustments have historically followed […]

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Even at the highest levels, women have to shout to be heard – including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

Even at the highest levels, women have to shout to be heard – including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

Buried in a Washington Post article about Resident Trump’s meeting with Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi this past week was this nugget: At one point, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross asked, “What exactly does the president get out of this deal?” As Pelosi, the only woman at the table of 11, tried to make her […]

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Zombie Education Reform Strategy #459

Zombie Education Reform Strategy #459

To save you from having to read this claptrap, I’m going to share the gist of a new “report” on teacher preparation programs from David Bergeron & Michael Dannenberg. Who the heck are these guys, you might ask? Well, our friend and Highly Effective Curmudgeon, Peter Greene, fills us in on their “credentials,” and it’s pretty much what we expected–they […]

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Foreclosure leech David Trott resigning from Congress. His work is done there, back to screwing over poor people.

Foreclosure leech David Trott resigning from Congress. His work is done there, back to screwing over poor people.

Before buying a seat in getting elected to Congress to “represent” the 11th Congressional District three years ago, David Trott was a quiet, unassuming parasitic leech on the jugular vein of society. He had built up a vertically integrated business where he got money from foreclosing on poor people’s homes every step of the way. Here’s how David Dayen described […]

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