Category: 2018

Do you have $10 help Eclectablog keep going another 10 years?

Do you have $10 help Eclectablog keep going another 10 years?

If you can, please give $10 to help us keep exposing the poison of big money special interests for another decade When Chris Savage started blogging as Eclectablog a decade ago, Donald Trump hadn’t even filed his fourth bankruptcy yet. Chris wasn’t even sure he just wanted to blog about politics exclusively, hence “Eclectablog.” Fate had other plans. Sorry, you […]

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In ‘Voters v. Politicians,’ Michigan Republicans side with the politicians

In ‘Voters v. Politicians,’ Michigan Republicans side with the politicians

Front group for the Michigan Chamber to appeal gerrymandering reform to another GOP front group — Michigan’s Supreme Court Michigan’s Supreme Court announced on Friday it will review an unanimous Court of Appeals decision that ruled the independent gerrymandering reform proposal backed by Voters Not Politicians should appear on November’s ballot. Plaintiffs argue the changes sought to the state’s constitution […]

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Democrats should live up to their values when campaigning

Democrats should live up to their values when campaigning

Doesn’t it just warm your heart to see all these non-traditional Democratic candidates win primaries across the country? 2018 seems to represent a shift in the political spectrum. And while Democrats are definitely one step closer to justice and inclusion, there is something missing in the conversation: How can a candidate’s campaign strategy reflect Democratic values even before they get […]

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Progressive policies are so popular even a fake Democrat could win on them

Progressive policies are so popular even a fake Democrat could win on them

What the Michigan gubernatorial Democratic primary reveals about the thirst for progressive policies Two huge themes have preoccupied much of the coverage of the Democratic primaries this year: There’s the “drive to elect women” story and the “progressive policies are sweeping the party even if progressive candidates aren’t” refrain. These two themes collided Tuesday night with the primary victory of […]

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DOING IT RIGHT: Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity holds Congressmen Fred Upton & Mike Bishop accountable for healthcare repeal & #TrumpTaxScam votes in new ads

DOING IT RIGHT: Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity holds Congressmen Fred Upton & Mike Bishop accountable for healthcare repeal & #TrumpTaxScam votes in new ads

Michigan Families for Economic Prosperity is a coalition of advocacy leaders working to educate and empower Michigan voters about taxes and health care. They have two new ads out that highlight how badly two Michigan Republican members of Congress have betrayed their constituents and our state as a whole. The first, titled “Me”, features actual Michigan voters reading letters they […]

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REMINDER: Trump is terrorizing immigrants to prepare to steal your Medicare

REMINDER: Trump is terrorizing immigrants to prepare to steal your Medicare

Part two of the Trump tax scam is coming The border is secure, possibly more secure than ever. It’s your retirement you need to worry about. “The way that Donald Trump describes what’s happening down on the border in Washington, D.C. is just about as far removed from reality as it could possibly be.” pic.twitter.com/0Jg8oD8ZLG — Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) June […]

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We can’t count on the press to save us from Trump

We can’t count on the press to save us from Trump

But we can pressure them to stop spreading Trump’s lies How do you deal with a pathological liar who has admitted to at least one journalist that his goal is to destroy the credibility of objective journalism? At the very least don’t spread his lies for him. The AP deleted a tweet on Friday in which it repeated Trump’s virulently […]

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You can’t separate Trump’s policies from his crimes

You can’t separate Trump’s policies from his crimes

This is why Republicans want to let him get away with everything Donald Trump has declared that he is above the law, any law. He did this in a letter his lawyers sent to special counsel Robert Mueller’s office in January that his Trump likely leaked this weekend so Fox News employees and AM radio hosts don’t have to bother […]

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The case against repeating or retweeting Trump

The case against repeating or retweeting Trump

If you’re using Trump’s language, you’re helping him Either corporations waste trillions of dollars repeating their advertisements at you or you’re helping Donald Trump every time you retweet him or use his words. This is true even if you’re owning him with your comment attached to the retweet or accusing him of being “the swamp” or telling America to “Make […]

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Trump only betrays the voters who need him most

Trump only betrays the voters who need him most

Only billionaires — from Sheldon Adelson to King Salman of Saudi Arabia — can count on Trump You’ve probably heard that this week Paul Ryan convinced Sheldon Adelson to give Republicans $30 million to save the party’s House majority. This unholy act of corruption was only “legal” because Paul Ryan left the room for the literal money shot. For the […]

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Political artist Michael D’Antuono displays a fleet of truck-mounted billboards in Washington, DC, highlighting Trump’s unsavory alliance with Vladimir Putin

Political artist Michael D’Antuono displays a fleet of truck-mounted billboards in Washington, DC, highlighting Trump’s unsavory alliance with Vladimir Putin

These Billboards Are Thrilling DC Tourists And Driving the GOP Nuts Regular readers of Eclectablog know that I am a BIG fan of the political art of Michael D’Antuono. Through his provocative and thought-provoking artwork and installations, D’Antuono is documenting the political climate of the USA in a way few other artists are. This week, D’Antuono is taking his art […]

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