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We can’t count on the press to save us from Trump

We can’t count on the press to save us from Trump

But we can pressure them to stop spreading Trump’s lies How do you deal with a pathological liar who has admitted to at least one journalist that his goal is to destroy the credibility of objective journalism? At the very least don’t spread his lies for him. The AP deleted a tweet on Friday in which it repeated Trump’s virulently […]

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ENGLER MUST GO! MSU president says Larry Nassar’s victims are profiting off their experience of being raped by a child predator

ENGLER MUST GO! MSU president says Larry Nassar’s victims are profiting off their experience of being raped by a child predator

Back in January, LOLGOP and I had Rachael Denhollander on our podcast to talk about her experience as the woman who opened the floodgates that led to notorious serial rapist Larry Nassar being put behind bars for the rest of his life. Without her bravery and willingness to come forward when literally hundreds of his victims had been afraid or […]

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EPISODE 85: This is what Republicans will do if they win – with special guest Michigan State Rep. Erika Geiss

EPISODE 85: This is what Republicans will do if they win – with special guest Michigan State Rep. Erika Geiss

The show notes for Episode 85 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/06/episode-85-this-is-what-republicans-will-do-if-they-win-with-special-guest-michigan-state-rep-erika-geiss.html The Good: Kathleen Gray at The Detroit Free Press: Michigan approves marijuana legalization vote for November Anti-gerrymandering ballot proposal: Voters Not Politicians Jonathan Oosting at The Detroit News: Court: Anti-gerrymandering issue fit for Michigan ballot Interview – Michigan state Representative Erika Geiss. Beth LeBlanc at The Detroit News: After raucous session, […]

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Michigan’s largest Democratic club issues unprecedented “anti-endorsement” of “Democratic” gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar

Michigan’s largest Democratic club issues unprecedented “anti-endorsement” of “Democratic” gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar

I generally don’t weigh in on Democratic primaries in our state. I learned long ago that it’s better to let primary campaigns play out without me sticking my nose in. The only times I tend to write about them is if a particular campaign is doing something that’s creative and interesting that other Dems can learn from or, more often, […]

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G7 Summit Clown Donald Trump takes his alpha male, narcissistic circus on the road, gets trolled by his international counterparts

G7 Summit Clown Donald Trump takes his alpha male, narcissistic circus on the road, gets trolled by his international counterparts

President Trump arrived to the G7 trade summit late, left early, and held a single press conference where he threatened the other global leaders with a trade war and portrayed the United States of America as a weak global player that has been had by its allies for decades. At a gender equality breakfast, Trump arrived late so the other […]

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Register NOW for the Michigan Progressive Summit! – “The Persistence of the Resistance: Voices, Values, and Votes”

Register NOW for the Michigan Progressive Summit! – “The Persistence of the Resistance: Voices, Values, and Votes”

Regular readers of Eclectablog will know that I have been off the grid for the past few weeks while I recover from surgery. As a result, I will have to miss an exciting event that I haven’t missed in years: the annual Progress Michigan conference called the Michigan Progressive Summit. But that doesn’t mean YOU have to miss it and […]

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EPISODE 84: The Ultimate Hash Bash! with special guests cannabis rights attorney Dennis Hayes and @GoldenGateBlond

EPISODE 84: The Ultimate Hash Bash! with special guests cannabis rights attorney Dennis Hayes and @GoldenGateBlond

The show notes for Episode 84 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/06/episode-84-the-ultimate-hash-bash-wish-special-guests-cannabis-rights-attorney-dennis-hayes-and-goldengateblond.html Debbie Merion at the Ann Arbor Observer: John Sinclair at the Hash Bash Wikipedia: John Sinclair Freedom Rally Wikipedia: Cannabis laws in Ann Arbor, Michigan Patrick Dunn at the Ann Arbor Observer: Pot Goes Pro John Oosting at The Detroit News: Michigan lawmakers face pot legalization deadline The Good: John Bacon […]

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You can’t separate Trump’s policies from his crimes

You can’t separate Trump’s policies from his crimes

This is why Republicans want to let him get away with everything Donald Trump has declared that he is above the law, any law. He did this in a letter his lawyers sent to special counsel Robert Mueller’s office in January that his Trump likely leaked this weekend so Fox News employees and AM radio hosts don’t have to bother […]

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EPISODE 83: Your antidote to Trump’s tweets – with special guests Jordan Zakarin & Emily Crockett

EPISODE 83: Your antidote to Trump’s tweets – with special guests Jordan Zakarin & Emily Crockett

The show notes for Episode 83 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/05/episode-83-your-antidote-to-trumps-tweets-with-special-guests-jordan-zakarin-emily-crockett.html LOLGOP at Eclectablog: The case against repeating or retweeting Trump Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Jordan Zakarin’s website: ProgressivesEverywhere.org Sign up for the Progressives Everywhere newsletter HERE. The Good: David Wasserman at The Cook Political Report: The Drive to Elect Women Is Defining 2018’s Democratic Primaries Melissa Nann Burke and Jonathan […]

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The case against repeating or retweeting Trump

The case against repeating or retweeting Trump

If you’re using Trump’s language, you’re helping him Either corporations waste trillions of dollars repeating their advertisements at you or you’re helping Donald Trump every time you retweet him or use his words. This is true even if you’re owning him with your comment attached to the retweet or accusing him of being “the swamp” or telling America to “Make […]

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The ‘War on Work’ is a crisis on par with climate change

The ‘War on Work’ is a crisis on par with climate change

We could be running against Neil Gorsuch for the next 50 years The theft you’re most likely to experience is wage theft. And Neil Gorsuch just made it more likely that it will happen to you and you’ll never be able to recover your losses. Slate‘s Mark Joseph Stern: The Supreme Court issued a 5–4 decision Monday in Epic Systems […]

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