Category: 2018

It’s not just the biggest House wave since Watergate. Democrats also won Senate seats in 7 Trump states.

It’s not just the biggest House wave since Watergate. Democrats also won Senate seats in 7 Trump states.

So what does that mean for 2020, huh? You can’t clone Jon Tester or Joe Manchin. And you probably wouldn’t want to or you’d get a bunch of mini-Manchins shooting holes in whatever happens to be the least popular policy of the moment. But we may want to clone Tammy Baldwin. In addition to the biggest Democratic House wave since […]

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Announcing the 2018 Eclectablog Annual Fundraising Party with special guest Jordan Zakarin from Progressives Everywhere!

Announcing the 2018 Eclectablog Annual Fundraising Party with special guest Jordan Zakarin from Progressives Everywhere!

We normally do our fundraiser in late spring but some health issues on my end foiled that plan. Then came the midterm election. Then came the general election. So, now that the dust has settled, we are finally getting the opportunity to hold our annual fundraiser. And we NEED to! Our coffers are nearly depleted! This year we’re thrilled to […]

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The GOP is trying to decide if it can clone or destroy ActBlue. It probably can do neither.

The GOP is trying to decide if it can clone or destroy ActBlue. It probably can do neither.

We are the Koch brothers we’ve been waiting for There’s much to mourn but a brief period of gloating may now begin. At a safe distance, you can now tell your aunt’s Trump-loving boyfriend, who added you on Facebook before he discovered Infowars and meth in early 2016, that we have seen a wave and it looks a little blue-ish. […]

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The Great Lakes State’s electoral blue wave crashed on the breakwall of Republican gerrymandering – AGAIN

The Great Lakes State’s electoral blue wave crashed on the breakwall of Republican gerrymandering – AGAIN

The biggest and most profound victory in Michigan on Election Day was, for me at least (and LOLGOP chides me about mentioning this on the pod all the time) that Michigan’s Bigot-in-Chief, Bill Schuette is being replaced as Attorney General by lesbian attorney Dana Nessel. Dana is the amazing woman who helped bring marriage equality to the USA, something Schuette […]

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5 reasons Michigan has the second best ballot in the nation

5 reasons Michigan has the second best ballot in the nation

Fighting with Trump with what he hates most — women, weed and democracy Michigan finally has a ballot we deserve and Michiganders are rushing to vote, possibly at record numbers. To be fair, Florida probably has the best ballot in the nation, in a year that offers so many fine choices in contrast to so many terrible alternatives. And Florida’s […]

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Trump’s lying to cancer patients should be the biggest story in America

Trump’s lying to cancer patients should be the biggest story in America

His administration is behind an bombshell on protections for pre-existing conditions that’s set to go off right after the elections As many as 1 in 2 Americans could lose access to health care if a Republicans lawsuit backed by Trump Administration prevails — and almost no one is talking about. As Donald Trump tries to gin up a racist fervor […]

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Take back Michigan’s Supreme Court? Vote Megan Kathleen Cavanagh and Sam Bagenstos for #AFreshMichigan.

Take back Michigan’s Supreme Court? Vote Megan Kathleen Cavanagh and Sam Bagenstos for #AFreshMichigan.

Better roads. Cleaner water. Real Democracy. This post is part of a new project at Eclectablog called “A Fresh Michigan”. Our goal is to help people understand the astonishing impact they can have on the future of our state by supporting the three statewide ballot proposals along with Sam Bagenstos and Megan Kathleen Cavanagh for the State Supreme Court. You […]

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Make voting easy? Vote YES on Proposal 3 for #AFreshMichigan.

Make voting easy? Vote YES on Proposal 3 for #AFreshMichigan.

Better roads. Cleaner water. Real Democracy. This post is part of a new project at Eclectablog called “A Fresh Michigan”. Our goal is to help people understand the astonishing impact they can have on the future of our state by supporting the three statewide ballot proposals along with Sam Bagenstos and Megan Kathleen Cavanagh for the State Supreme Court. You […]

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Vote YES on Proposal 1 for #AFreshMichigan

Vote YES on Proposal 1 for #AFreshMichigan

Better roads. Cleaner water. Real Democracy. This post is part of a new project at Eclectablog called “A Fresh Michigan”. Our goal is to help people understand the astonishing impact they can have on the future of our state by supporting the three statewide ballot proposals along with Sam Bagenstos and Megan Kathleen Cavanagh for the State Supreme Court. You […]

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Michigan can be an entirely new state in 2019 #AFreshMichigan

Michigan can be an entirely new state in 2019 #AFreshMichigan

Better roads. Cleaner water. Real Democracy. Check out and share our non-partisan voter guide for a new Michigan. Introducing A Fresh Michigan November’s elections in Michigan will in many ways likely come down to one question—do you want to fix our roads? After eight years of one-party rule of all three branches of our state government, the deterioration of our […]

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Like Bill Schuette, Republican Congressman Mike Bishop has no problem using your tax dollars on himself and his friends

Like Bill Schuette, Republican Congressman Mike Bishop has no problem using your tax dollars on himself and his friends

By now it’s no secret that Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette used his office and staff for his own personal work. From working on political operations and promoting his book tour to conducting multi-million dollar real estate transactions and hiring “Republican campaign activists” as staff in his office right before the 2016 campaign began, Bill Schuette appears to view tax […]

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