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EPISODE 78: Burn the Debt Clock! with special guest economist Stephanie Kelton

EPISODE 78: Burn the Debt Clock! with special guest economist Stephanie Kelton

The show notes for Episode 78 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/04/episode-78-burn-the-debt-clock-with-special-guest-economist-stephanie-kelton.html Stephanie Kelton on Twitter: @StephanieKelton Steven Hail at The Conversation: Explainer: what is modern monetary theory? Stephanie Kelton at The New York Times: How We Think About the Deficit Is Mostly Wrong Stephanie Kelton at the LA Times: Congress can give every American a pony (if it breeds enough ponies) The […]

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EPISODE 77: Solidarity IS resistance – with special guests Congressman & DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison and Rev. Brian Ellison

EPISODE 77: Solidarity IS resistance – with special guests Congressman & DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison and Rev. Brian Ellison

The show notes for Episode 77 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/04/episode-77-solidarity-is-resistance-with-special-guests-congressman-keith-ellison-rev-brian-ellison.html Keith Ellison on Twitter: @KeithEllison DNC announces new IWillVote campaign to reach 50 million voters in 2018 Commit to vote in 2018: IWillVote.com This is the shirt Rev. Ellison wore during our interview: Pastor Brian Ellison not shy about his opinion of #45 pic.twitter.com/YV44tAtEje — Rashida For Congress (@RashidaTlaib) March 31, […]

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EPISODE 76: Are we misunderestimating Betsy DeVos and the GOP? – with special guest Mitchell Robinson

EPISODE 76: Are we misunderestimating Betsy DeVos and the GOP? – with special guest Mitchell Robinson

The show notes for Episode 76 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/03/episode-76-are-we-misunderestimating-betsy-devos-and-the-gop-with-special-guest-mitchell-robinson.html Mitchell Robinson on Twitter: @MRobMSU Mitchell Robinson’s website: Keep Talking Mitchell Robinson at Eclectablog: The stunning hypocrisy of Betsy DeVos Betsy DeVos is wrong about competition improving public schools The sinister motive behind Trump & DeVos’ plan to “harden schools” Betsy DeVos attacks teachers as “defenders of the status quo”–here’s why […]

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EPISODE 75 – The REAL forgotten American women and men – with directors of Netflix’s “Flint Town”

EPISODE 75 – The REAL forgotten American women and men – with directors of Netflix’s “Flint Town”

The show notes for Episode 75 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/03/episode-75-the-real-forgotten-american-women-and-men-with-directors-of-netflixs-flint-town.html Jessica Dimmock on Twitter: @JessicaDimmock Flint Town on Netflix Flint Town on Wikipedia Julie Hinds at the Detroit Free Press: Netflix’s ‘Flint Town’ offers behind-the-scenes look at city’s police T-Rex on Netflix The Good: Sam Levine at Huffington Post: Top ACLU Voting Rights Lawyer Rips Into Trump Expert’s Evidence Of Kansas […]

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EPISODE 74 – Why is the GOP burning $10 million? – wsg data journalist G. Elliott Morris

EPISODE 74 – Why is the GOP burning $10 million? – wsg data journalist G. Elliott Morris

The show notes for Episode 74 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/03/episode-74-conor-lamb-has-already-won-but-dont-get-too-excited-wsg-data-journalist-g-elliott-morris.html G. Elliott Morris on Twitter: @GElliottMorris G. Elliott Morris’s website: The Crosstab The Patreon page for The Crosstab is HERE. The 2018 Midterm Elections Forecast from G. Elliott Morris’s model is HERE. G. Elliott Morris at The Economist: Conor Lamb is likely to lose PA-18 The Good: Sean McElwee, Jesse H. […]

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EPISODE 73 – How to fight the NRA’s leadership – with Shannon Watts from Mom’s Demand Action

EPISODE 73 – How to fight the NRA’s leadership – with Shannon Watts from Mom’s Demand Action

The show notes for Episode 73 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/03/episode-73-how-to-fight-the-nras-leadership-with-shannon-watts-from-moms-demand-action.html Shannon Watts on Twitter: @ShannonRWatts Moms Demand Action on Twitter: @MomsDemand Everytown on Twitter: @Everytown Moms Demand Action website: MomsDemandAction.org/ Join Moms Demand Action on Facebook: Facebook.com/MomsDemandAction Shannon Watts’ interview on the terrific Stay Tuned With Preet podcast with Preet Bharara is HERE. The Good: John W. Schoen at CNBC: West […]

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EPISODE 72: How about some  optimism for a change???! with special guest Daniel Nichanian (@Taniel)

EPISODE 72: How about some optimism for a change???! with special guest Daniel Nichanian (@Taniel)

The show notes for Episode 72 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/02/episode-72-how-about-some-optimism-for-a-change-with-special-guest-daniel-nichanian-taniel.html Daniel Nichanian on Twitter: @Taniel Daniel Nichanian’s website: DanielNichanian.com Daniel Nichanian at Vox: The voting rights manifesto: a state-by-state plan to defend democracy Daniel Nichanian at The New York Times: The Case for Allowing Felons to Vote The Good: Axl Rose on Twitter: @AxlRose Michael J. Malbin at the Brookings Institution: […]

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EPISODE 71 – A document as important as the INDIVISIBLE GUIDE??? wsg Sharon Shutler of @WofAVA

EPISODE 71 – A document as important as the INDIVISIBLE GUIDE??? wsg Sharon Shutler of @WofAVA

The show notes for Episode 71 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/02/episode-71-a-document-as-important-as-the-indivisible-guide-wsg-sharon-shutler-of-wofava.html Sharon Shutler of We of Action: @WofAVA Virginia Grassroots in on the web at VirginiaGrassroots.org. Get Lessons Learned from the 2017 Virginia Elections – How the Grassroots Helped Flip VA Blue HERE. WhyVAMatters2017.org The Good: Emma Gonzalez’s amazing speech: Transcript HERE. Devlin Barrett and Josh Dawsey at The Washington Post: Florida […]

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EPISODE 70: What makes the Russian investigation different? – with special guest Marcy Wheeler (@EmptyWheel)

EPISODE 70: What makes the Russian investigation different? – with special guest Marcy Wheeler (@EmptyWheel)

The show notes for Episode 70 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/02/episode-70-what-makes-the-russian-investigation-different-with-special-guest-marcy-wheeler-emptywheel.html Marcy Wheeler on Twitter: @EmptyWheel Marcy Wheeler at New Republic: All Glenn Greenwald’s Women Marcy Wheeler at Huffington Post: The Nunes-Ryan Civil Liberties Sham Marcy Wheeler at Vice.com: All the Key Details Republicans Left Out of Their Famous Memo Marcy Wheeler at Politico: Democrats Embraced a Flawed Dossier — And Gave […]

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EPISODE 69 – The level of corruption is breaking records – with special guest Congressman John Sarbanes

EPISODE 69 – The level of corruption is breaking records – with special guest Congressman John Sarbanes

The show notes for Episode 69 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/01/episode-69-the-level-of-corruption-is-breaking-records-with-special-guest-congressman-john-sarbanes.html Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes on Twitter: @RepSarbanes Information about the Government by the People Act HERE. Information about The Us Campaign is at TheUsCampaign.com. The Good: Andrew Prokop at Vox: Pennsylvania’s gerrymandered House map was just struck down — with huge implications for 2018 New brief filed by six GOP attorneys […]

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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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