Category: Donald Trump

Holocaust Remembrance Day is good day to stop acting like a fascist

Holocaust Remembrance Day is good day to stop acting like a fascist

Trump’s long-awaited platitudes mean nothing if his administration continues its propaganda wars At my Hebrew School, every day felt like Holocaust Remembrance Day. My first teacher in my first year of Bar Mitzvah preparation was a survivor of a camp, I never found out which one. We’d seen her tattoo and I noticed her occasionally brushing her fingers against it. […]

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This is why Democrats need to start talking about impeachment now

This is why Democrats need to start talking about impeachment now

The time to make the case that Trump is corrupt and abusing his power is now Verily, I tell you: Democrats need to call for Donald Trump’s impeachment, despite the false hopes it might arouse, and they need to do it now. I’ve been insisting that Democrats need to talk about impeachment since late February, despite knowing it’s not even […]

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Episode 28 – Time for Democrats to go on the offense – on everything – wsg Ari Berman

Episode 28 – Time for Democrats to go on the offense – on everything – wsg Ari Berman

The show notes for Episode 28 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/04/episode-28-time-for-democrats-to-go-on-the-offense-on-everything-wsg-ari-berman.html Alex Roarty at McClatchy: Time for Republicans to start worrying about 2018 Aaron Gould Sheinin at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Ossoff raises record haul in race for Georgia’s 6th District John Wagner at the Washington Post: Trump will keep list of White House visitors secret White House: President Trump: Creating an Efficient, […]

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Forget ‘Awareness,’ President Trump, We Need Autism Acceptance

Forget ‘Awareness,’ President Trump, We Need Autism Acceptance

FYI: Fully funding research for autistic people of all ages would help a lot more than just sporting a pin Who can be mad at something as gauzy as “awareness,” especially when it’s tied to a serious disability like autism? Given that we’re faced with an administration who is looking to cut everything the government does to aid our physical […]

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Episode 26 – Obama’s real legacy wsg Michael Grunwald of Politico Magazine

Episode 26 – Obama’s real legacy wsg Michael Grunwald of Politico Magazine

The show notes for Episode 26 (our half-year anniversary!) are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/04/episode-26-obamas-real-legacy-wsg-michael-grunwald-of-politico-magazine.html Fascinating new poll: Women have made 86% of the activists anti-Trump calls to Congress. The resistance is female.https://t.co/Z73PBJ8JYg — Jeff Stein (@JStein_Vox) March 31, 2017 Jana Heigl at Politifact: Does Donald Trump’s cabinet collectively own more than what one-third of Americans do? Jonathan Chait at the New York […]

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Trump isn’t worse than George W. Bush or Richard Nixon — yet

Trump isn’t worse than George W. Bush or Richard Nixon — yet

Let’s save the nostalgia Understanding conservatism is Corey Robin’s specialty. His book The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin — which Robin is updating for a reissue this spring — posits that the defining thread the movement that now defines the Republican Party is “the felt experience of having power, seeing it threatened, and trying to win […]

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Artist Michael D’Antuono’s latest piece illustrates who Republicans are actually bowing down before

Artist Michael D’Antuono’s latest piece illustrates who Republicans are actually bowing down before

I’m a big fan of artist Michael D’Antuono and have featured his amazing paintings here at Eclectablog in the past. His latest piece, “The Elephant in the Room”, it outstanding. It captures the capitulation of Republicans to the subservience of Donald Trump to the man he serves, Vladimir Putin: Here’s D’Antuono’s artist’s statement: Republican Reluctance To Truly Investigate Trump Unveiled […]

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Donald Trump takes credit for Ford Motor Co. expansion negotiated with the UAW two years ago

Donald Trump takes credit for Ford Motor Co. expansion negotiated with the UAW two years ago

The Ford Motor Co. announced today that it is expanding operations in three Michigan plants and will spend over a billion dollars in the process: Ford Motor Co. will invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities to prepare for production of the all-new Ford Ranger and Bronco, and to support the company’s expansion into mobility. The company said Tuesday it […]

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Trump administration prepares to “run [government] like a great American company”, an approach that failed epically in Michigan

Trump administration prepares to “run [government] like a great American company”, an approach that failed epically in Michigan

When Rick Snyder became the governor of Michigan in 2011, he famously labeled the citizens of Michigan as “customers” and set about to run the state “like a business”. This approach to governing has had tragic impacts on our state. In their fervor to save money, the corporatists that run our state have driven our education system into the ground […]

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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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Go Ahead and Celebrate the Massive Failure of Trumpcare

Go Ahead and Celebrate the Massive Failure of Trumpcare

There’s been some finger-wagging that liberals shouldn’t be cheering the Republicans’ huge defeat on Trumpcare. As everyone knows, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) didn’t actually put the bill up to a vote because it was doomed by defections from moderate Republicans and Freedom Caucus members alike. And President Trump didn’t know the bill well enough to whip votes, Politico Magazine […]

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