Author: Eclectablog

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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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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#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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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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Released emails show that Republicans have been gerrymandering Michigan to intentionally hurt Dems for YEARS

Released emails show that Republicans have been gerrymandering Michigan to intentionally hurt Dems for YEARS

It’s no secret that Michigan is one of the most heavily gerrymandered states in the entire country. Here’s the 11th Congressional District, for example: The 9th District is almost as bad: Note that they are both adjacent and interlocking. The 11th District is highly Republican and 9th District is reliably Democratic. For good measure, here’s the 14th which is another […]

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UPDATED x2: Republican Congressman Mike Bishop hires political director with the judgment of a teenage boy who likes porn

UPDATED x2: Republican Congressman Mike Bishop hires political director with the judgment of a teenage boy who likes porn

I don’t generally like to wallow too much in the sleazy, muddy side of politics but I happened onto something that I’m sharing, not because it’s salacious or titillating (which it IS) but because it shows how poor Republican Congressman Mike Bishop’s judgment and leadership is. Last April, Bishop hired a new political director named Zachary Zichi: Normally in situations […]

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Whitmer and Schuette maintain decisive leads in most recent MI-GOV poll while El-Sayed, Thanedar, and Calley are barely competitive

Whitmer and Schuette maintain decisive leads in most recent MI-GOV poll while El-Sayed, Thanedar, and Calley are barely competitive

Emerson College released a poll of the Michigan gubernatorial race this week and, with the primary just two weeks from today, it’s looking increasingly like it will turn out as expected with former Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer facing off against our rabid conservative ideologue and Attorney General Bill Schuette: Democratic Primary Whitmer 39 Thanedar 17 El-Sayed 12 Republican Primary […]

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Michigan Civil Rights Commission tells AG Bill Schuette to go pound sand

Michigan Civil Rights Commission tells AG Bill Schuette to go pound sand

On Sunday, Eli Savit posted an essay here at Eclectablog outlining why Bill Schuette — Michigan’s own version of the odious Ken Cuccinelli — was out of line telling the state’s Civil Rights Commission that they couldn’t enforce their policy of including gender identity and sexual orientation as a protected class of citizens. Yesterday, the Civil Rights Commission met to […]

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What Has Saved Trump – with special guest Corey Robin

What Has Saved Trump – with special guest Corey Robin

In the history of polling, no president besides George W. Bush right after 9/11 has ever been more popular with his own party at this point in his presidency than Donald Trump, with 88 percent approval. But even with his compound in flames, David Koresh’s approval with the Branch Davidians was still close to 100 percent. During GOP primary of […]

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