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Republicans want to debate, Democrats want to WIN! with special guest Carolyn Fiddler of Daily Kos

Republicans want to debate, Democrats want to WIN! with special guest Carolyn Fiddler of Daily Kos

Unlike Trump, physics follows laws. This misogynistic presidency has inspired an equal and opposite reaction from women of the United States. And voters are rewarding them. Women have outperformed men in primaries, with just their appearance on a ballot often seen as a rebuke to Trump, who ironically judges women exclusively by their appearance. A total of 185 women have […]

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UPDATED: Michigan’s primary shows that Democrats are fired up, mobilized, and unified (and mostly behind women)

UPDATED: Michigan’s primary shows that Democrats are fired up, mobilized, and unified (and mostly behind women)

Michigan has long been a bellwether for the national political landscape and, judging by the results of our primary last week, the November general election will be as much of a wave election for Democrats as 2010 was for Republicans. Shri Thanedar’s attempt to purchase a governorship with his personal fortune was resoundingly smacked down by voters. He did only […]

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This is what the biggest fraud of the 21st century looks like

This is what the biggest fraud of the 21st century looks like

Trillions for the rich and their corporations have given workers less than nothing Paul Ryan may be retiring having cemented his reputation as a fraud, but at least he’s a very successful fraud. For the second time in his life, he’s helped transfer trillions in wealth to the richest Americans and for the second time in his life he’s laying […]

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Schools aren’t “fast-food franchises,” charter schools aren’t public schools,and education isn’t a business

Schools aren’t “fast-food franchises,” charter schools aren’t public schools,and education isn’t a business

              Recently, our oldest son got his first job–or, more accurately, he got his first 2 jobs: one at a fast-food franchise popular in the Midwest (let’s call it “McBurgerQueen”, or McBQ—note: it’s not McDonalds, Burger King, or Dairy Queen), the other at a family-owned Korean-Chinese restaurant in our town (we’ll call this place […]

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The Pink Wave Crashed in Michigan this Week

The Pink Wave Crashed in Michigan this Week

The headline of Tuesday’s election is that pissed-off women are voting Democratic. That’s what propelled Gretchen Whitmer to win a straight-up majority in a three-way race for governor and all 83 counties. That’s why women won most of the key congressional races in the state — particularly in those Democrats need to flip in November, the 7th, 8th and 11th. […]

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We can’t continue to sleep on the judiciary – with special guest Chris “#StopKavanaugh” Kang

We can’t continue to sleep on the judiciary – with special guest Chris “#StopKavanaugh” Kang

What aren’t they hiding? They aren’t hiding that Bret Kavanaugh was on a the second draft of the list of judges provided to Donald Trump by the founder of the Federalist Society to assure the far right that he’d make all their wettest dreams come true. We know that Donald Trump said that he’d only appoint justices who’d overturn Roe […]

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Grab them by their vulnerable seats

Grab them by their vulnerable seats

Don’t get mad; get the House back Toss Up Republican Districts Most Likely to Flip (There are 27 total Republican toss-ups according to The Cook Political Report, which would be enough to take the House. 22 nominees listed. Primary winners to be added from Florida, Minnesota, and Washington.) If you can, give. Then give again whenever you get mad or […]

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#FlintWaterCrisis Round-Up: The conservatives are already rewriting history and erasing the plight of Flint residents

#FlintWaterCrisis Round-Up: The conservatives are already rewriting history and erasing the plight of Flint residents

The big story in the ongoing saga of the Flint Water Crisis this week is a concerted effort by those on the right (along with complicity from some in the medical community) to make the world believe that the Flint Water Crisis never happened. It started with an op-ed in The New York Times by Drs. Hernán Gómez and Kim […]

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The national progressive movement, as run by women

The national progressive movement, as run by women

When I met Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Dearborn this weekend, she shared her experience running around Michigan in support of Abdul El-Sayed for Governor. When I asked her which city was her favorite, she said that Flint had a special place in her heart because she visited the area when she took a trip to the Midwest after the 2016 elections. […]

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Beyond Identity Politics: Research proves Dems shouldn’t be afraid to talk about class AND race

Beyond Identity Politics: Research proves Dems shouldn’t be afraid to talk about class AND race

America’s Achilles Heel is race. That’s so obvious that even Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin figured it out. The roughly 3,500 Facebook ads created by the Russian-based Internet Research Agency “consistently promoted ads designed to inflame race-related tensions. Meanwhile, the world’s biggest birther was calling all but some Mexicans “rapists.” And it worked. With some help from Putin, James Comey, […]

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MI-08 Republican Mike Bishop still hasn’t paid a fine for a campaign finance violation in 2014

MI-08 Republican Mike Bishop still hasn’t paid a fine for a campaign finance violation in 2014

In 2012, MI-08 Republican Congressman Mike Bishop was running for Oakland County Prosecutor against Democratic incumbent Jessica Cooper by whom he was defeated. In 2014, the Oakland County Clerk sent Bishop a notice that he was being assessed a fine for a late quarterly campaign report. It was a paltry amount — just $150 — money he probably could have […]

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