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EPISODE 71 – A document as important as the INDIVISIBLE GUIDE??? wsg Sharon Shutler of @WofAVA

EPISODE 71 – A document as important as the INDIVISIBLE GUIDE??? wsg Sharon Shutler of @WofAVA

The show notes for Episode 71 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/02/episode-71-a-document-as-important-as-the-indivisible-guide-wsg-sharon-shutler-of-wofava.html Sharon Shutler of We of Action: @WofAVA Virginia Grassroots in on the web at VirginiaGrassroots.org. Get Lessons Learned from the 2017 Virginia Elections – How the Grassroots Helped Flip VA Blue HERE. WhyVAMatters2017.org The Good: Emma Gonzalez’s amazing speech: Transcript HERE. Devlin Barrett and Josh Dawsey at The Washington Post: Florida […]

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I don’t want to hear about how outraged you are by the latest mass school shooting

I don’t want to hear about how outraged you are by the latest mass school shooting

Before I get started today, I’d like to thank our loyal readers for their patience as I have worked through a rather extended saga of diverticulitis. It started in late January and involved two stays in the hospital as well as an outpatient surgical procedure. It also featured me having a nearly-lethal anaphylactic allergic reaction after the installation of a […]

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Michigan Gov. Snyder’s failure as a leader continues into his last year, appoints anti-LGBTQ bigot to Civil Rights Commission

Michigan Gov. Snyder’s failure as a leader continues into his last year, appoints anti-LGBTQ bigot to Civil Rights Commission

Most governors with a history of poisoning an entire city of Black people, an administration full of corruption and ineptitude, and with a laundry list of pro-corporate policies that have harmed the state in myriad ways would probably spend their final months in office being as non-controversial and quiet as possible. Not so with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. Despite his […]

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VIDEO: Michigan gubernatorial forum held on Feb. 3, 2018 with a standing room only crowd. Dems are FIRED UP!

VIDEO: Michigan gubernatorial forum held on Feb. 3, 2018 with a standing room only crowd. Dems are FIRED UP!

Shri Thanedar, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, Bill Cobbs, Gretchen Whitmer, and Abdul El-Sayed, photo by Anne C. Savage This past weekend, the Washtenaw County Democratic Party hosted a gubernatorial forum for the top four candidates for governor in the 2018 election cycle: Bill Cobbs, Abdul El-Sayed, Shri Thanedar, and Gretchen Whitmer. The event was so popular that we had to stop […]

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EPISODE 70: What makes the Russian investigation different? – with special guest Marcy Wheeler (@EmptyWheel)

EPISODE 70: What makes the Russian investigation different? – with special guest Marcy Wheeler (@EmptyWheel)

The show notes for Episode 70 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/02/episode-70-what-makes-the-russian-investigation-different-with-special-guest-marcy-wheeler-emptywheel.html Marcy Wheeler on Twitter: @EmptyWheel Marcy Wheeler at New Republic: All Glenn Greenwald’s Women Marcy Wheeler at Huffington Post: The Nunes-Ryan Civil Liberties Sham Marcy Wheeler at Vice.com: All the Key Details Republicans Left Out of Their Famous Memo Marcy Wheeler at Politico: Democrats Embraced a Flawed Dossier — And Gave […]

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Abdul El-Sayed goes negative in Michigan gubernatorial campaign, calls Dem opponent a “sub-standard candidate”, compares her to a Birther

Abdul El-Sayed goes negative in Michigan gubernatorial campaign, calls Dem opponent a “sub-standard candidate”, compares her to a Birther

I have largely avoided writing about Michigan’s gubernatorial this cycle. We interviewed both Gretchen Whitmer and Abdul El-Sayed on The Sit and Spin Room podcast early on but I have been watching the primary unfold without saying much. Partly because it’s so early and partly because I haven’t been “wowed” by any of the campaigns. However, this week, the campaign […]

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Trump wants you to freak out that he’s scrolling donors’ names during tonight’s #SOTU livestream. Here’s why.

Trump wants you to freak out that he’s scrolling donors’ names during tonight’s #SOTU livestream. Here’s why.

In his groundbreaking novel Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace (R.I.P.) extrapolated the concept of naming stadiums and arenas after their corporate sponsors to the annual calendar. He called “Subsidized Time“: In the book’s future, advertising’s relentless search for new markets has led to a world where, by O.N.A.N. dictate, years are referred to by the name of their corporate sponsor. […]

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EPISODE 69 – The level of corruption is breaking records – with special guest Congressman John Sarbanes

EPISODE 69 – The level of corruption is breaking records – with special guest Congressman John Sarbanes

The show notes for Episode 69 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/01/episode-69-the-level-of-corruption-is-breaking-records-with-special-guest-congressman-john-sarbanes.html Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes on Twitter: @RepSarbanes Information about the Government by the People Act HERE. Information about The Us Campaign is at TheUsCampaign.com. The Good: Andrew Prokop at Vox: Pennsylvania’s gerrymandered House map was just struck down — with huge implications for 2018 New brief filed by six GOP attorneys […]

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MSU must answer for putting money & celebrity over the safety of ALL of its students, not only victims of serial rapist Larry Nassar

MSU must answer for putting money & celebrity over the safety of ALL of its students, not only victims of serial rapist Larry Nassar

It doesn’t take much digging to understand why top officials at Michigan State University seem to be so willfully ignorant of the sexual violence being perpetrated against its students. All you have to do is look at the rhetoric coming from its Board of Trustees and a major donor. Joel Ferguson, the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees made […]

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UPDATED: Nassar goes to prison for life but MSU still to be held accountable for their role in the rape of over 150 girls

UPDATED: Nassar goes to prison for life but MSU still to be held accountable for their role in the rape of over 150 girls

Over the past week, 159 women gave victim impact statements during the sentencing hearing of the notorious serial rapist, Larry Nassar. The 159 women represent just those who volunteered to come forward. Given this, it’s not hard to fathom that Nassar sexually assaulted over 200 women over the past twenty years. He did this when most of them were young […]

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The unmentioned outcome of the #TrumpTaxScam: Forcing states to cut taxes just to keep their citizens from paying MORE

The unmentioned outcome of the #TrumpTaxScam: Forcing states to cut taxes just to keep their citizens from paying MORE

When Republicans in Congress passed the Trump Tax Scam, one of the things they did was to raise taxes on citizens at the state level. In Michigan, that increase in taxes amounts to $1.5 BILLION, something even Republicans have been forced to admit. Democrats, who have been trying to enact an increase in the personal tax exemption for years, today […]

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