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Rob Quist could give the GOP a major Trumpscare

Rob Quist could give the GOP a major Trumpscare

Here are three actions you can take this week, usually while only wearing your underwear. Subscribe to 3 Asses to Click We Will Be Outspent We can still grab the GOP by Tom Price and Ryan Zinke’s seats A lot is made of how much money Democrats have been able to raise lots of grassroots money to support Rob Quist and […]

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Episode 33 – You CAN defeat Trumpcare! with special guest Topher Spiro

Episode 33 – You CAN defeat Trumpcare! with special guest Topher Spiro

The show notes for Episode 33 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/05/episode-33-you-can-defeat-trumpcare-with-special-guest-topher-spiro.html Paul N. Van de Water at Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Trump Budget May Break Promise to Protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid Georgetown University Health Policy Institute: Proposed Medicaid Changes Would Put Medical Decisions for Kids in Hands of States Instead of Parents and Pediatricians Andy Slavitt on the […]

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from: https://today.ucf.edu/deal-moves-teaching-simulator-developed-at-ucf-into-private-sector/

The “Brave New World” of Teacher Evaluation

Just when you think the masters of the universe who run the corporate reform movement can’t be even more clueless, you catch wind of the newest effort to turn education into a profit-generating endeavor–this time, a hare-brained scheme to evaluate student teachers, by…and I swear I’m not making this up…observing them as they pretend to teach…wait for it…a fake “classroom” […]

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Republican spending bill passed this month equates the burning of wood with solar and wind energy sources

Republican spending bill passed this month equates the burning of wood with solar and wind energy sources

One small section of a 798-page bill titled the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017” was clearly written by lobbyists for the forest products industry. Buried on page 366 is this statement: To support the key role that forests in the United States can play in addressing the energy needs of the United States, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of Agriculture, […]

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Trump breaks another promise and goes after Social Security

Trump breaks another promise and goes after Social Security

Inventing new ways to punish the vulnerable to pay off the rich This week we’ll find out how much crueler the House version of Trumpcare has become after Michigan Republican Fred Upton enabled the bill to pass by signing on to its provision to let states opt out of guaranteed health benefits and protections that prevent insurers charging Americans with […]

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This is why we have to focus on killing TrumpCare before it kills us

This is why we have to focus on killing TrumpCare before it kills us

Trump just gave us a chance to save health insurance for 24 million Americans Thanks to Donald Trump’s decision to step on every available rake in front of him, there is now a special counsel investigating the president’s possible collusion with Russian meddling in our election, which obviously happened because you watched much of it happen on TV. Now someone […]

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3 Asses to Click

3 Asses to Click

Welcome aboard for our first weekly email where we humbly present three actions you can take this week, usually while wearing your underwear. Subscribe to 3 Asses to Click TrumpCare Still Cometh– Contact your Senators about ACKaH NOW History is about to repeat itself  Let your Senators know that they must do everything they can to slow down TrumpCare so […]

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Episode 32 – LIVE! Debbie & John Dingell talk healthcare, impeachment, and a president who lost an aircraft carrier

Episode 32 – LIVE! Debbie & John Dingell talk healthcare, impeachment, and a president who lost an aircraft carrier

The show notes for Episode 32 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/05/episode-32-live-debbie-john-dingell-talk-healthcare-impeachment-and-a-president-who-lost-an-aircraft-carrier.html We’d like to thank all the folks who came to our annual fundraiser at the Corner Brewery (aka “ABC Microbrewery”) in Ypsilanti last Friday night and were there for a live recording of today’s podcast. We’d like to thank some folks for their help in making the event a smashing success: […]

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How Trump’s mayhem and corruption will help him take 24 million Americans’ insurance

How Trump’s mayhem and corruption will help him take 24 million Americans’ insurance

Here’s why I worry about the idea that some secret investigation is going to save us Jonathan Cohn has a can’t miss post you need to read right now because it clearly explains how the Senate GOP’s plan could end up looking very much like the House GOP’s plan to uninsure 24, gut Medicaid, rob Medicare, drive up costs for […]

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Important update about the 2017 Eclectablog fundraiser & live podcast recording wsg Debbie & John Dingell

Important update about the 2017 Eclectablog fundraiser & live podcast recording wsg Debbie & John Dingell

It’s been a bit of a rough go with the fundraiser this year. As of last night we were down $5,000 in sponsorships from last year. And I was hoping to be significantly UP from last year so that we could upgrade our podcast equipment. But, as I told one of our sponsors, our opponents are legion and highly effective. […]

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The media’s infatuation with “data”, and why it’s so wrong

The media’s infatuation with “data”, and why it’s so wrong

The Hartford Courant recently published a stunningly uninformed editorial on the Connecticut State Board of Education’s decision to eliminate the use of student test scores in teacher evaluations–a move widely praised by most of the education community. The Courant’s position was clear–and a blend of equal parts ignorance and arrogance: The state Board of Education recently agreed not to include […]

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