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Episode 45 – The base of the Democratic Party are Black women with special guest @AngryBlackLady Imani Gandy

Episode 45 – The base of the Democratic Party are Black women with special guest @AngryBlackLady Imani Gandy

The show notes for Episode 45 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/08/episode-45-the-base-of-the-democratic-party-are-black-women-with-special-guest-angryblacklady-imani-gandy.html Imani Gandy on Twitter: @AngryBlackLady Imani Gandy at Rewire.news. Darcie Moran at MLive: Hundreds gather in Ann Arbor after Virginia’s deadly white nationalist rally Corey Pein on On the Media‘s Mind the Gap: Something Is Emerging From This Community Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept: The Misguided Attacks on ACLU for Defending […]



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Too little, too late, Mr. Trump…

Too little, too late, Mr. Trump…

At this point, 3 days after Nazis marched through an American city, killing one woman and terrorizing thousands of peaceful citizens, there is nothing that Trump could say that would do him any good. It’s simply not enough to come to the American people 72 hours after white supremacists have rioted and killed an innocent human being, clearly having been […]



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Nazis, Ku Klux Klanners, and other fascist terrorists, you will NOT scare us and you will NEVER win

Nazis, Ku Klux Klanners, and other fascist terrorists, you will NOT scare us and you will NEVER win

One of the big questions of for today’s Americans is “What would you have done when the fascists were rising to power in the run-up to World War II?” We no longer need to ask that question because will now be able to see precisely what we WILL do. My grandfather knew. He enlisted in the Army and went off […]



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They aren’t angry about statues

They aren’t angry about statues

Someone is going to have to explain to me the “grievances” these idiots in Charlottesville are protesting about, with their Tiki torches and baseball bats. I’m white, and try as hard as I can, I just can’t come up with anything. A statue being removed? Really? When black men are being murdered for a broken tail light? When schools in inner […]



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The time to hold Republicans accountable for their votes to gut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security is now

The time to hold Republicans accountable for their votes to gut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security is now

You can’t laugh away your votes against the promises our nation has made to Michiganders anymore, Rep. Walberg I’m worried about Rep. Tim Walberg’s wife. At a recent “Coffee Hour” in Dexter conveniently held during conventional business hours when most people were at work, the following exchange happened as the representative of Michigan’s 7th Congressional District had an aide ask […]



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Pick a Side: There Is No Neutrality When it Comes to Nazis

Pick a Side: There Is No Neutrality When it Comes to Nazis

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides. It has been going on for a long time in our country — not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. It has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America.” — President Donald Trump […]



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Jackson LGBTQ leaders’ home burns down killing five pets, arson suspected

Jackson LGBTQ leaders’ home burns down killing five pets, arson suspected

Anne and I are friends with Nikki Joly from my hometown of Jackson, Michigan. On Thursday of this week, the home she shares with her partner, Chris Moore, was destroyed by a fire, killing their two German Shepherds and three cats. In addition to being a nurse and a veteran, Joly is the director of the Jackson Pride Center and […]



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The Ministry of Truth has arrived: Trump administration erasing “climate change” from its lexicon

The Ministry of Truth has arrived: Trump administration erasing “climate change” from its lexicon

In George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, documents that contradicted Big Brother’s enforced worldview were burned by sending them down the Memory Hole by the Ministry of Truth. It’s a frightening concept really, that the government could control our thoughts and memories by eradicating any it doesn’t like. That is no longer a concept, it’s being put into practice by the […]



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Episode 44 – How to win: Get your millennial friends to vote and RUN! wsg Sean McElwee & Darrin Camilleri

Episode 44 – How to win: Get your millennial friends to vote and RUN! wsg Sean McElwee & Darrin Camilleri

The show notes for Episode 44 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/08/episode-44-how-to-win-get-your-millennial-friends-to-vote-and-run-wsg-sean-mcelwee-darrin-camilleri.html Sean McElwee on Twitter: @SeanMcElwee Sean McElwee at Demos: A Higher Minimum Wage Has Broad Appeal Sean McElwee at The Nation: How Oregon Increased Voter Turnout More Than Any Other State Darrin Camilleri on Twitter: @DarrinCamilleri Crain’s Detroit “20 in Their 20s” article on Darrin Camilleri: DARRIN CAMILLERI, 25 Vice News: […]



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The predictable result of demonizing teachers: Detroit schools face massive teacher shortage

The predictable result of demonizing teachers: Detroit schools face massive teacher shortage

If you’ve been watching the ever-increasing demonization of teachers in Michigan over the past decade, you probably have asked yourself at one time or another, “Why the hell would ANYONE want to be a teacher in Michigan?” It’s a fair question. Republicans in our state legislature have cut their benefits, based their advancement on student progress when much of what […]



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REMINDER: Republicans got within one vote of gutting Medicaid — and they’re not giving up

REMINDER: Republicans got within one vote of gutting Medicaid — and they’re not giving up

The horrors of what the GOP almost pulled off reveal both the historic effectiveness of the Resistance and how tenuous the victory over Trumpcare may be What else is Mike Pence going to say? Can he admit that “the dawn of a new unified Republican government” has led to no significant legislative achievements in six months, highlighted by a complete […]



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