Author: Eclectablog

Michigan Republicans show why we can’t trust them with our healthcare, pass “Citizens United on Steroids” bill

Michigan Republicans show why we can’t trust them with our healthcare, pass “Citizens United on Steroids” bill

As Republicans in the U.S. Senate are considering their last ditch, hail Mary attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, there’s one aspect of it that should be truly concerning to everyone and that’s the concept of giving healthcare dollars to the states in the form of block grants to spend largely as they wish. Here in Michigan, our Republican-controlled […]

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Episode 50 – A Dead Possum Named Trumpcare with special guests Michael S. Linden & Charles Gaba

Episode 50 – A Dead Possum Named Trumpcare with special guests Michael S. Linden & Charles Gaba

The show notes for Episode 50 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/09/episode-50-a-dead-possum-named-trumpcare-with-special-guests-michael-s-linden-charles-gaba.html Michael S. Linden on Twitter: @MichaelSLinden The Not One Penny (in tax cuts for the wealthy) campaign: NotOnePenny.org LOLGOP at Eclectablog: 6 reasons Trump can still pull off tax breaks for the rich Charles Gaba on Twitter: @Charles_Gaba Charles Gaba’s website: ACASignUps.net Indivisible Team’s guide to defeat Trumpcare: TrumpCareTen.org LOLGOP at […]

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New poll shows parents want better support and funding for public education & teachers, not more “choice”

New poll shows parents want better support and funding for public education & teachers, not more “choice”

The bad news is that Betsy DeVos and her corporate pals are spending incredible amounts of money to convince parents that public schools are “failing”. The good news is that it’s not working. A new poll out this week shows that, despite efforts by corporatists like Sec. of Education Betsy DeVos and others to push for-profit charter schools under the […]

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Even at the highest levels, women have to shout to be heard – including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

Even at the highest levels, women have to shout to be heard – including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

Buried in a Washington Post article about Resident Trump’s meeting with Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi this past week was this nugget: At one point, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross asked, “What exactly does the president get out of this deal?” As Pelosi, the only woman at the table of 11, tried to make her […]

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Foreclosure leech David Trott resigning from Congress. His work is done there, back to screwing over poor people.

Foreclosure leech David Trott resigning from Congress. His work is done there, back to screwing over poor people.

Before buying a seat in getting elected to Congress to “represent” the 11th Congressional District three years ago, David Trott was a quiet, unassuming parasitic leech on the jugular vein of society. He had built up a vertically integrated business where he got money from foreclosing on poor people’s homes every step of the way. Here’s how David Dayen described […]

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Episode 49 – We are NOT a nation of bigots – with special guest Prof. Ian Haney López

Episode 49 – We are NOT a nation of bigots – with special guest Prof. Ian Haney López

The show notes for Episode 49 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/09/episode-49-we-are-not-a-nation-of-bigots-with-special-guest-prof-ian-haney-lopez.html Prof. Ian Haney López on Twitter: @IanHaneyLopez and @DogWhistleRace. Prof. Ian Haney López’s personal website: IanHaneyLopez.com. Purchase Dog Whistle Politics HERE. Prof. Ian Haney López at The Nation: President Trump Should Be Impeached for Pardoning Joe Arpaio Prof. Ian Haney López at Demos. LOLGOP at Eclectablog: What do scared House Republicans […]

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HYPOCRISY ALERT: One Fair Wage campaign expects professional photographer to work for free during fundraiser

HYPOCRISY ALERT: One Fair Wage campaign expects professional photographer to work for free during fundraiser

If we don’t stand up for our progressive values, who will? Some blog posts are more difficult for me to write than others. This is one of them. “One Fair Wage” is a coalition of pro-worker organizations who are working to ensure that all workers are paid a fair wage. Yesterday they announced they will introduce a ballot proposal to […]

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Episode 48 – This movement is about the soul of our country wsg SEIU Pres. Mary Kay Henry & MI-11 candidate Haley Stevens

Episode 48 – This movement is about the soul of our country wsg SEIU Pres. Mary Kay Henry & MI-11 candidate Haley Stevens

The show notes for Episode 48 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/09/episode-48-this-movement-is-about-the-soul-of-our-country-wsg-seiu-pres-mary-kay-henry-mi-11-candidate-haley-stevens.html Last week we let you know that Friends of the Pod Dawn and Mike Wagner were worried they would lose their home to flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Mike is the composer of “Unclaimed”, our intro music into the Flint Water Crisis update each week. We are happy to report that they […]

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Forget Russia, there are plenty of conservative groups pushing #FakeNews to get progressives fighting with each other

Forget Russia, there are plenty of conservative groups pushing #FakeNews to get progressives fighting with each other

There’s a lot of talk about Russian interference with our elections through bots and paid internet trolls spreading #FakeNews to through sand in the gears of the democratic process and the Democratic Party. However, there is plenty of classic ratfucking going on from conservatives masquerading a disgruntled Democrats and Sanders supporters or blatant fake progressive groups. In the latter category, […]

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If local governments don’t screw over their retirees, Michigan Republicans may just dissolve their city

If local governments don’t screw over their retirees, Michigan Republicans may just dissolve their city

While the attention of the country is focused on the our unhinged president and his cruel, heartless Republican Party that is scheming every day on how to cut the taxes of their super wealthy benefactors and destroy the social safety to pay for it, Michigan Republicans have other plans. Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof told The Detroit News this week […]

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Thinking about running for office in Michigan? Here are two training opportunities for YOU!

Thinking about running for office in Michigan? Here are two training opportunities for YOU!

If you are in Michigan and thinking about running for office in the next year, here are two training opportunities for you to consider. First off, we have the amazing Emerge Michigan folks who are dedicated to recruiting and training women to run for office and helping them WIN! Today is the first day to submit applications to be part […]

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