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Republican Congressman Tim Walberg tells angry constituents to “Get a life”

Republican Congressman Tim Walberg tells angry constituents to “Get a life”

This past Monday, Congressman Tim Walberg held a townhall meeting in Tecumseh, Michigan where he met a raucous crowd who were largely angry with him, his Republican colleagues, and President Donald Trump. During the question and answer period, one attendee described how angry she is with President Trump’s tweets. Rep. Walberg responded, “I can’t control his tweets. I have to […]

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Trump is failing, but we aren’t winning yet

Trump is failing, but we aren’t winning yet

Magnify your resistance by supporting grassroots resistance like Eclectablog We all wake up the same way, dreading Trump’s morning ego ablutions on Twitter. Then as the coffee, sunlight or some other controlled substance kicks in we begin to wonder what he’s distracting us from today. Is it his rank looting of taxpayers through the tax code? His abandonment of millions […]

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Rep. Dan Kildee calls ACA sabotage “the most cynical use of public authority I’ve seen”

Rep. Dan Kildee calls ACA sabotage “the most cynical use of public authority I’ve seen”

The Congressman from Flint, Mich., urges citizens to be heard; warns of “human consequences” if Congress doesn’t stop Trump’s sabotage. It’s not just speculation: Donald Trump has bragged that he’s trying to kill the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And it’s death by a million cuts. He’s slashed funding to educate consumers about the open enrollment period for 2018 — which […]

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

Resistance takes many forms. What steps are YOU taking 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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It’s like public radio for progressives, “Made possible by viewers like YOU!”

It’s like public radio for progressives, “Made possible by viewers like YOU!”

I’m the sort of weirdo that actually listens to pledge drives on public radio. Partly it’s because I have gotten to know many of the reporters and on-air folks at my local NPR affiliate and enjoy hearing them beg me for money. But mostly it’s because, even though I am monthly sustainer, I appreciate how hard these people work day […]

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Episode 54 – Democracy worked to save healthcare, now we have to do it again wsg Sen. Debbie Stabenow & artist Ti-Rock Moore

Episode 54 – Democracy worked to save healthcare, now we have to do it again wsg Sen. Debbie Stabenow & artist Ti-Rock Moore

The show notes for Episode 53 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/10/episode-54-democracy-worked-to-save-healthcare-now-we-have-to-do-it-again-wsg-sen-debbie-stabenow-artist-ti-rock-moore.html For information on contributing to Eclectablog and The Sit and Spin Room podcast, click HERE. Sen. Debbie Stabenow on Twitter: @SenStabenow Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s webpage: Stabenow.Senate.gov LOLGOP at Eclectablog: This is the fight to save Medicare and Medicaid (and to destroy Trump presidency) we’ve been waiting for Lori Lodes at Medium: […]

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When you’re up against the Koch brothers & Donald Trump, supporting your values isn’t just an option, it’s a necessity

When you’re up against the Koch brothers & Donald Trump, supporting your values isn’t just an option, it’s a necessity

In these days of turmoil and strife, the odds are stacked against the average American. We’re in the fight of our lifetimes to save Medicaid and Medicare from Donald Trump and his Republican supplicants in Congress. We’re up against prosecutors and judges who think it’s more important to save welfare dollars than to keep a woman raped as a child […]

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This is the fight to save Medicare and Medicaid (and to destroy Trump presidency) we’ve been waiting for

This is the fight to save Medicare and Medicaid (and to destroy Trump presidency) we’ve been waiting for

Trump’s presidency will be saved and our safety net gutted if the Trump tax breaks become law You know who understands how crucial the Trump plan to cut taxes for the rich is? The stars of Trading Places and heroes of everyone who doesn’t want there to be a middle class in America — the Koch brothers. The Boston Globe […]

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Organizers apologize for confusion around Sen. Sanders’ role at the Women’s Convention in Detroit

Organizers apologize for confusion around Sen. Sanders’ role at the Women’s Convention in Detroit

At 8:36 a.m. on Thursday morning, the Twitter account for the Women’s March tweeted out a USA Today article titled, “Bernie Sanders to deliver opening-night speech at Women’s Convention”: We are so excited to have @SenSanders join us at the #WomensConvention October 27-29th in Detroit! https://t.co/UssiTSe2IN — Women's March (@womensmarch) October 12, 2017 The Detroit Free Press published the same […]

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More on the awarding of serial child rapist joint custody: What’s the Prosecutor’s role? & AG Schuette politicizes it

More on the awarding of serial child rapist joint custody: What’s the Prosecutor’s role? & AG Schuette politicizes it

I have written extensively about the situation where a serial child rapist, Christopher Mirasolo, was given joint custody of the child conceived when he kidnapped and raped a 12-year old nine years ago (HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.) Sanilac Probate judge Gregory Ross signed an order in September awarding Mirasolo joint custody with his rape victim after the 21-year old […]

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UPDATED: Women’s March organizers choose a white man, Bernie Sanders, to headline “Reclaiming Our Time” convention

UPDATED: Women’s March organizers choose a white man, Bernie Sanders, to headline “Reclaiming Our Time” convention

When Anne and I went to the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on January 21st this year, our lives were changed. Not since the Equal Rights marches in the 70s had I seen women rising up and claiming their political voice with such intensity and determination. They gathered there and around the country with their allies to say, “Women will […]

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