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EPISODE 68 – Think of Donald Trump as Chickenpox

EPISODE 68 – Think of Donald Trump as Chickenpox

The show notes for Episode 68 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/01/episode-68-think-of-donald-trump-as-chickenpox.html The Good: CBS News: Who are the Republicans retiring from Congress after 2018? Veronica Stracqualursi at CNN: Trey Gowdy steps down from House Ethics Committee, citing ‘workload’ Gabriel Debendetti and Daniel Strauss at Politico: The next GOP panic: Governors races The Bad: Jeff Stein at The Washington Post: Smoking penalties, ER […]

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Episode 67 – There’s so much healing possible (but the wounds are still there) – wsg Rachael Denhollander, the first to speak out about Larry Nassar

Episode 67 – There’s so much healing possible (but the wounds are still there) – wsg Rachael Denhollander, the first to speak out about Larry Nassar

The show notes for Episode 67 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/01/episode-67-theres-so-much-healing-possible-but-the-wounds-are-still-there-an-interview-with-the-first-woman-to-speak-out-about-larry-nassar.html Listen to Rachael Denhollander on Episode 31 of the Burn It All Down podcast HERE. Christopher Haxel and Matt Mencarini at the Lansing State Journal: Rachael Denhollander: ‘MSU officials silenced’ Larry Nassar’s victims Stephanie Wang at the Indy Star: ‘I knew what the cost would be’: Why sexual assault victims stay […]

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Episode 66 – The U.S. Census is like the base for the stew – with special guest Ari Berman

Episode 66 – The U.S. Census is like the base for the stew – with special guest Ari Berman

The show notes for Episode 66 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/01/episode-66-the-u-s-census-is-like-the-base-for-the-stew-with-special-guest-ari-berman.html Ari Berman on Twitter: @AriBerman Ari Berman at Mother Jones: Trump’s Pick to Run 2020 Census Has Defended Racial Gerrymandering and Voter Suppression Laws The Good: Thomas Fuller at The New York Times: Recreational Pot Is Officially Legal in California The Bad: James Hohmann at The Washington Post: Trump’s true priorities […]

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Episode 65 – 2017: A year when every day was a month of news – with special guest Sarah Kendzior

Episode 65 – 2017: A year when every day was a month of news – with special guest Sarah Kendzior

The show notes for Episode 65 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/12/episode-65-2017-a-year-when-every-day-was-a-month-of-news-with-special-guest-sarah-kendzior.html Sarah Kendzior on Twitter: @SarahKendzior My book "The View From Flyover Country" will be available in print this spring. Includes new essays. Pre-order here! https://t.co/33xAqA8fBX pic.twitter.com/ekThVCGN3D — Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) October 26, 2017 Sarah Kendzior’s website: SarahKendzior.com Sarah Kendzior at The Globe and Mail: Alabama proves that appealing to Trump voters […]

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Episode 64 – 2017: Worse than we ever could have imagined and better than we could have ever hoped – with special guest Topher Spiro

Episode 64 – 2017: Worse than we ever could have imagined and better than we could have ever hoped – with special guest Topher Spiro

The show notes for Episode 64 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/12/episode-64-2017-worse-than-we-ever-could-have-imagined-and-better-than-we-could-have-ever-hoped-with-special-guest-topher-spiro.html Topher Spiro on Twitter: @TopherSpiro Carol Kuruvilla at Huffington Post: White Evangelicals Voted En Masse For Roy Moore In Alabama, To No One’s Surprise Jason Sattler at USA Today: Republican war on Millennials looks like a suicide mission The GOP is losing the future by a staggering 48 points. pic.twitter.com/vTyl0kOaMi — […]

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Episode 63 – A Festival of Tax Giveaways to the Very Rich – wsg Michael Linden & Mariame Kaba

Episode 63 – A Festival of Tax Giveaways to the Very Rich – wsg Michael Linden & Mariame Kaba

The show notes for Episode 63 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/12/episode-63-a-festival-of-tax-giveaways-to-the-very-rich-wsg-michael-linden-miriame-kaba.html Michael Linden on Twitter: @MichaelSLinden RESOURCES TO FIGHT THE TRUMP TAX SCAM: TrumpTaxScam.org TrumpTaxToolkit.org NotOnePenny.org StopTrumpTaxCuts.org AmericansForTaxFairness.org Michael’s quick script to call your reps: Keep it simple. Say, "I'm a constituent of Representative/Senator X and I strongly oppose this tax bill. We should not cut taxes for giant corporations & super-rich […]

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Episode 62 – “The #TrumpTaxScam is the worst manifestation of public policy ever, people need to be banging their pots and pans on this” – wsg Harold Feld & Congressman Dan Kildee

Episode 62 – “The #TrumpTaxScam is the worst manifestation of public policy ever, people need to be banging their pots and pans on this” – wsg Harold Feld & Congressman Dan Kildee

The show notes for Episode 62 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/12/episode-62-the-trumptaxscam-is-the-worst-manifestation-of-public-policy-ever-people-need-to-be-banging-their-pots-and-pans-on-this-wsg-harold-feld-congressman-dan-kildee.html Harold Feld of PublicKnowledge.org on Twitter: @HaroldFeld Jon Brodkin at Ars Technica: Charter is using net neutrality repeal to fight lawsuit over slow speeds Proof that Net Neutrality rules haven’t impacted “innovation” by the telecom companies: We’re making the investments to provide value and high-speed service to our customers. Since 2010, […]

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Episode 61 – The #TrumpTaxScam is not literally a “piece of sh!t”, but it’s close – wsg Ben Wikler of MoveOn.org

Episode 61 – The #TrumpTaxScam is not literally a “piece of sh!t”, but it’s close – wsg Ben Wikler of MoveOn.org

The show notes for Episode 61 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/12/episode-61-emergency-podcast-the-trumptaxscam-is-not-literally-a-piece-of-sht-but-its-close.html Ben Wikler on Twitter: @BenWikler While the GOP was passing the tax scam last night, I was at the at the hospital with my mom as she went through hip replacement surgery. So I made these posters for her recovery room. (She's doing great.) pic.twitter.com/yYF9DXgDNK — Ben Wikler (@benwikler) December 2, […]

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Episode 60 – When they go low, you have to punch them in the stomach – wsg Neera Tanden & Nick Hanauer

Episode 60 – When they go low, you have to punch them in the stomach – wsg Neera Tanden & Nick Hanauer

The show notes for Episode 60 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/11/episode-60-when-they-go-low-you-have-to-punch-them-in-the-stomach-wsg-neera-tanden-nick-hanauer.html Neera Tanden on Twitter: @NeeraTanden RESOURCES TO FIGHT THE TRUMP TAX SCAM: TrumpTaxScam.org TrumpTaxToolkit.org NotOnePenny.org StopTrumpTaxCuts.org Nick Hanauer on Twitter: @NickHanauer Trickle down economics: the belief that the rich getting richer is an unalloyed good. But when the poor get richer, that will destroy capitalism. https://t.co/u8MtmPXxzu — Nick Hanauer (@NickHanauer) November […]

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Episode 59 – EMERGENCY! NEVER BE OPTIMISTIC AGAIN! – With special guests Seth Hanlon & Prof. Carol Anderson

Episode 59 – EMERGENCY! NEVER BE OPTIMISTIC AGAIN! – With special guests Seth Hanlon & Prof. Carol Anderson

The show notes for Episode 59 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/11/episode-59-emergency-never-be-optimistic-again-with-special-guest-seth-hanlon-prof-carol-anderson.html Seth Hanlon on Twitter: @SethHanlon Seth Hanlon at the Center for American Progress (with Melissa Boteach): This tax plan is a disaster for American children and families Seth Hanlon at the Center for American Progress (with Alex Rowell): 4 Losers and 1 Big Winner in the House GOP Tax Plan RESOURCES […]

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Episode 58 – “This is a man who autographs Bibles” – with special guests Michael S. Linden and Kyle Whitmire (aka @WarOnDumb)

Episode 58 – “This is a man who autographs Bibles” – with special guests Michael S. Linden and Kyle Whitmire (aka @WarOnDumb)

The show notes for Episode 58 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/11/episode-58-this-is-a-man-who-autographs-bibles-with-special-guests-michael-s-linden-and-kyle-whitmire-aka-warondumb.html Intro audio clip from Sherrod Brown’s speech on tax reform this week: [email protected]: If you want to cut taxes for middle class, maybe we ought to cut taxes for the middle class. pic.twitter.com/TugPuOOnMq — Senate Democrats (@SenateDems) November 13, 2017 Michael S. Linden on Twitter: @MichaelSLinden Essential reading thread: RED ALERT: […]

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