Category: Democrats

American workers left behind: Trump’s trade stances will lead to even more “robots taking our jobs”

American workers left behind: Trump’s trade stances will lead to even more “robots taking our jobs”

In a recent op-ed in Composites World, a trade magazine for the advanced composites industry, North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) CEO James Austin presents his view on what the protectionist approach to trade led by Donald Trump will likely lead to. His piece is titled “Process automation: A model response to Trumponomics and Brexit” and, in it, he contends that […]

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Bernie Sanders Kicks off Big Debate over Reproductive Rights

Bernie Sanders Kicks off Big Debate over Reproductive Rights

The Democratic Party is a big-tent party, which I think is one of its strengths. And I’m not a big fan of one-size-fits-all litmus tests. But Bernie Sanders’ decision to endorse and champion Omaha mayoral candidate Heath Mello, who opposes abortion rights, and question the progressive cred of Jon Ossoff, the rising (pro-choice) star running for Congress in Georgia, has […]

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Episode 25 – “A good day for the Good Guys” with special guest DNC Chair Tom Perez

Episode 25 – “A good day for the Good Guys” with special guest DNC Chair Tom Perez

The show notes for Episode 25 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/03/episode-25-a-good-day-for-the-good-guys-with-special-guest-dnc-chair-tom-perez.html Philip Bump at the Washington Post: Per House members, phone calls on the GOP health bill run 50-to-1 against Bob Costa at the Washington Post: ‘Hello, Bob’: President Trump called my cellphone to say that the health-care bill was dead Matt O’Brien at the Washington Post: Why Republicans were in such […]

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The election of Tom Perez for DNC Chair was a missed opportunity for the DNC & a major step forward at the same time

The election of Tom Perez for DNC Chair was a missed opportunity for the DNC & a major step forward at the same time

This past Saturday morning, the electors of the Democratic National Committee narrowly selected former Obama administration Labor Secretary Tom Perez to be their new Chair. It was a very close vote of 54-46%. The Michigan delegation all voted for Ellison in the second round of voting and only one person voted for someone besides Ellison in the first round. In […]

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Trump: The unfinished business of Goldwater & Rockefeller

Trump: The unfinished business of Goldwater & Rockefeller

Like Barry Goldwater’s campaign to “Save America” in 1964, Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign unearthed a marginally suppressed anger rooted in white supremacist racism, fear, and capitalism. Goldwater’s opposition to big government and civil rights had come at a time when the country was wounded and struggling to move forward. It came at a time after a presidential assassination, […]

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Emerge Michigan extends application deadline in response to high demand from future female leaders

Emerge Michigan extends application deadline in response to high demand from future female leaders

For women eager to get involved in our democracy, this program will give you the tools you need to lead. Many of us were sure Hillary Clinton was going to break the highest glass ceiling in the land, and were — and still are — stunned that didn’t happen. But this is no time to wallow. Now, more than ever, […]

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After the Blame

After the Blame

The past several days have been a bit of a blur for me. I sat down to write out my feelings several times immediately following the election to no avail. So, I finally decided to sit with my thoughts for a few days and listen to what others had to say. During my moment of reticence, I heard numerous explanations […]

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One impact of Trump’s candidacy is WAY more money being spent on U.S. House and Senate races

One impact of Trump’s candidacy is WAY more money being spent on U.S. House and Senate races

In early August when FiveThirtyEight.com’s Now-Cast had Clinton with a 96.4% chance of winning the election, more than 70 Republicans signed an open letter to RNC Chair Reince Priebus begging him to stop helping fund Donald Trump’s campaign and instead divert the mone to down ticket races to shore up their majority in the U.S. House and stop Democrats from […]

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3 Turning Points on the Way to the ‘Most Progressive Year in California History’

3 Turning Points on the Way to the ‘Most Progressive Year in California History’

How Courage Campaign helped put the right and ‘corporate Democrats’ on their heels As I was lining my stomach in preparation for the vice presidential debate, I saw this tweet flutter down my Tweetdeck: .@JerryBrownGov signed EVERY SINGLE BILL we prioritized this year! THX 2 our members 4 making 2016 the most #progressive yr in #CA history! pic.twitter.com/zdlnDa2dm6 — CourageCampaign […]

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Wife of conservative Michigan Republican, an apparent rape victim, blackmailed for political gain

Wife of conservative Michigan Republican, an apparent rape victim, blackmailed for political gain

NOTE: This post has been updated to reflect the fact that Rep. Lee Chatfield DOES have a Republican primary challenger. Stephanie Chatfield, the wife of conservative tea party Republican state House Representative Lee Chatfield, revealed this week that she had an abortion when she was in high school. In a post on Facebook, Ms. Chatfield revealed that she became pregnant […]

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Here’s who won the Democratic presidential debate in Flint

Here’s who won the Democratic presidential debate in Flint

Last night’s Democratic debate in Flint showed America that there is a stark contrast between the Democrats and the Republicans who are vying to be the president of our country. And there were two clear winners in the debate: Flint and the American people. During their debate in Detroit over the weekend, the Republican candidates argued over who would be […]

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