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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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Trump’s fascist dehumanizing of Mexican criminals paves the way to treating all immigrants inhumanely, calls them “animals” 10 times in one press release

There are a variety of definitions of “dehumanization” but this one is as succinct as I have seen: Dehumanization is the psychological process of demonizing the enemy, making them seem less than human and hence not worthy of humane treatment. This can lead to increased violence, human rights violations, war crimes, and genocide. History is rife with this demonizing of […]

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Don’t count on people knowing how badly the Trump administration is ripping them off

Don’t count on people knowing how badly the Trump administration is ripping them off

Candidates need to run against their opponents; but someone needs to run against Trump Democrats are fueled by massive disapproval of Donald Trump but they’re actually running against their Republican opponents. The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent has been making that case for months: If Democrats are running against Trump, it’s subtle: They are trying to project calm, stability, decency and […]

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Republicans would rather let workers starve than raise wages

Republicans would rather let workers starve than raise wages

The minimum wage hasn’t risen in a decade and the right is determined to make the poor suffer for it In 1933, at what may have been the peak of the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt said: In my Inaugural I laid down the simple proposition that nobody is going to starve in this country. It seems to me to be […]

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Trump only betrays the voters who need him most

Trump only betrays the voters who need him most

Only billionaires — from Sheldon Adelson to King Salman of Saudi Arabia — can count on Trump You’ve probably heard that this week Paul Ryan convinced Sheldon Adelson to give Republicans $30 million to save the party’s House majority. This unholy act of corruption was only “legal” because Paul Ryan left the room for the literal money shot. For the […]

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Political artist Michael D’Antuono displays a fleet of truck-mounted billboards in Washington, DC, highlighting Trump’s unsavory alliance with Vladimir Putin

Political artist Michael D’Antuono displays a fleet of truck-mounted billboards in Washington, DC, highlighting Trump’s unsavory alliance with Vladimir Putin

These Billboards Are Thrilling DC Tourists And Driving the GOP Nuts Regular readers of Eclectablog know that I am a BIG fan of the political art of Michael D’Antuono. Through his provocative and thought-provoking artwork and installations, D’Antuono is documenting the political climate of the USA in a way few other artists are. This week, D’Antuono is taking his art […]

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Michigan GOP stoops to blackmailing Gov. Snyder and the federal government to hurt Medicaid recipients

Michigan GOP stoops to blackmailing Gov. Snyder and the federal government to hurt Medicaid recipients

Michigan Republicans have pending legislation that would make our state’s Medicaid rules, as LOLGOP put it, “the most regressive requirements in the entire nation.” They would force hundreds of thousands of poor residents to either find a job that will allow them to work no fewer than 29 hours a week or they’d lose their benefits. It would also impose […]

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EPISODE 82 – Dirt for Sanctions – with special guest Marcy Wheeler

EPISODE 82 – Dirt for Sanctions – with special guest Marcy Wheeler

The show notes for Episode 82 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/05/episode-82-dirt-for-sanctions-with-special-guest-marcy-wheeler.html Marcy Wheeler on Twitter: @EmptyWheel Marcy Wheeler’s “must read” series on the leaked Mueller questions for Trump starts here: The Mueller questions map out cultivation, a quid pro quo, and a cover-up (Part One, Cultivation) ACTION: Let Mueller do his job and get ready to protest in the streets if Trump […]

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New Michigan Republican legislation will make the problem of cruel puppy mills WORSE

New Michigan Republican legislation will make the problem of cruel puppy mills WORSE

The following post was written by Molly Tamulevich. Molly is a Michigan-based animal welfare activist and macro photographer. She received her MS from Michigan State University with a specialization in Human-Animal Studies and serves on the board of directors of Attorneys for Animals, a non-profit Michigan organization of legal professionals and advocates dedicated to animals and animal rights. Enjoy (and […]

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Trump is just made a mistake four times larger than the Iraq War

Trump is just made a mistake four times larger than the Iraq War

Imagine repeating the worst strategic error of this century to the magnitude of four Let’s say you’ve spent the last few years following an agreement that you made with the United States and its allies that prevents you from attaining a nuclear weapon. Your proof of this is repeated verification, per the agreement, by the International Atomic Energy Agency. And […]

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When labor unions and environmentalists work together, we ALL win with more & better jobs and a cleaner planet

When labor unions and environmentalists work together, we ALL win with more & better jobs and a cleaner planet

The following post was contributed by my good friend Frank Houston. Frank is the Michigan Regional Program Manager of the BlueGreen Alliance, a group that encompasses a variety of progressive values: labor, environmental, and political action. For this reason, it’s a group that I’m happy to share this platform with. The gains made in federal environmental policy under the Obama […]

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