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Let’s help #Resistance artist Michael D’Antuono create mobile billboards to help get Trump impeached

Let’s help #Resistance artist Michael D’Antuono create mobile billboards to help get Trump impeached

Regular readers know that I’m a big (BIG!) fan of Michael D’Antuono’s artwork. And I want a wider audience to appreciate his contribution to The Resistance. He’s what some people call “The Norman Rockwell of The Resistance” and I agree. Michael has a new project and he needs our help. I’ll let him explain: I’m Michael D’Antuono, an artist and […]

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UPDATED: Michigan Gov. Snyder finally finds a tax cut to veto, one that would benefit people instead of corporations

UPDATED: Michigan Gov. Snyder finally finds a tax cut to veto, one that would benefit people instead of corporations

After happily signing countless tax breaks for corporations into law in Michigan, Governor Rick Snyder finally found one to veto. It’s one that would benefit actual Michiganders and not for-profit corporations: Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed on Tuesday a tax cut recently approved by the Michigan Legislature, saying the measure would put too much strain on the state’s budget. Snyder vetoed […]

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Don’t be distracted by Donald Trump, Kid Rock, or Russian hackers

Don’t be distracted by Donald Trump, Kid Rock, or Russian hackers

It’s easy to get distracted from what’s really important these days. Between the Daily Chaff™ that Donald Trump vomits into the mediasphere, the catnip of Russian collusion by him and members of his family and administration, and the possibility of second-tier “rock star” Kid Rock running for the U.S. Senate, there are a LOT of things in play that threaten […]

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Zombie #Trumpcare can still die – here’s how

Zombie #Trumpcare can still die – here’s how

It took bringing a man with a fresh diagnosis of brain cancer (for which he receives government-paid healthcare to fight) back to Washington, DC from 2,300 miles away in Arizona to do it but Mitch McConnell managed to open debate on Trumpcare this afternoon. It’s a bill that’s got only 12% support in counties that Trump himself won in 2016 […]

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Episode 42 – Normalizing lunacy with special guests Andy Slavitt and Laura Packard

Episode 42 – Normalizing lunacy with special guests Andy Slavitt and Laura Packard

The show notes for Episode 42 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/07/episode-42-normalizing-lunacy-with-special-guests-andy-slavitt-and-laura-packard.html Intro: Dean Heller on the AHCA bill on June 23rd: Heller in June: https://t.co/R2U48la6ENNothing changed in Trumpcare adresses his objections.NV: 775-686-5770 702-388-6605DC: 202-224-6244 — S Ellis (@toomanyclocks) July 22, 2017 To help support Eclectablog during our summer fundraiser, click HERE. Andy Slavitt on Twitter: @ASlavitt Andy Slavitt at USA Today: Trump […]

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It’s up to you: Help us help you

It’s up to you: Help us help you

A donation in any amount will help Team Eclectablog continue bringing you news you can use. We’re all in this together. Of course, I’m talking about anyone who didn’t vote for Donald Trump (and probably a few people who did, but now regret it). But I’m also talking about the work we do here at Eclectablog. You see, we literally […]

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Resistance takes many forms. What are YOU doing to #resist?

Resistance takes many forms. What are YOU doing to #resist?

Regular readers of the blog or listeners of the Sit and Spin Room podcast know that we are big on the Resistance these days. We recognize and exalt the import work being done by Indivisible Groups, NationalADAPT and their various chapters, and all the other incredible grassroots organizers who are changing the conversation when it comes to the debate about […]

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BE WARNED: If Trumpcare passes, it could save Trump’s presidency

BE WARNED: If Trumpcare passes, it could save Trump’s presidency

Millions of lives are on the line and so is Trump’s “Get Out of Mueller Free card” We’ve lived through this before — and it doesn’t end well. Trumpcare dies. The left gloats. It can’t pass! But in secret, “moderate” Republicans plot with the White House to find any excuse to get to “Yes,” even if — especially if! — […]

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Some want to watch the world burn, Donald Trump is lighting the match – headlines from July 20, 2017

Some want to watch the world burn, Donald Trump is lighting the match – headlines from July 20, 2017

This is nothing short of incredible: Those are six front page headlines from one of the country’s leading national newspapers, the Washington Post. I took the screenshots at around 10 p.m. last night. Donald Trump had a VERY busy day yesterday: Trump’s lawyers explore pardoning powers and ways to undercut Russia investigation Jeff Sessions says he plans to stay in […]

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TRANSCRIPT: Podcast Episode 40 – “That’s just disgusting” wsg Anita Cameron from National ADAPT & Aditi Juneja

TRANSCRIPT: Podcast Episode 40 – “That’s just disgusting” wsg Anita Cameron from National ADAPT & Aditi Juneja

Last week’s episode of the Sit and Spin Room podcast featured activists from the disability community. We had several requests for a transcript and I lamented the fact that it would take 5-6 hours to transcribe a 90-minute podcast, time I simply do not have. And to pay for a transcriber to do it is outside of our budget. Michael […]

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Freedom is Medicare for All

Freedom is Medicare for All

Recently on the radio program Stateside, I argued that when it comes to message, Democrats need to do a better job of showing voters how core American values drive our policy ideas. Sounds great in the abstract, but the devil’s in how to execute, right? Well, on the issue of healthcare, here’s a powerful story from my neighbor and friend […]

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