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Anti-net neutrality comments submitted included “false or misleading personal information” and nearly half a million from Russian email addresses

Anti-net neutrality comments submitted included “false or misleading personal information” and nearly half a million from Russian email addresses

From April 27th to August 30th of this year, the FCC received 21.7 million comments regarding rolling back net neutrality rules put in place during the Obama administration. These rules compel internet service providers to treat all content equally and prevent them from throttling or accelerating the loading of webpages based on how much money they were paid by the […]

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Anti-racism Organizing Has Staled

During this period in my life, I have found myself committed to participating in anti-racism organizing efforts that move beyond black people and other people of color trying to convince white people that they have privilege and white people admitting to that privilege. Those of us committed to anti-racism organizing need an entirely new conversation, one that has white people […]

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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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Here’s proof that if trickle down economics worked, we’d all be drowning in sweet, sweet trickle – TAKE ACTION TODAY!

Here’s proof that if trickle down economics worked, we’d all be drowning in sweet, sweet trickle – TAKE ACTION TODAY!

On our podcast this week, self-described zillionaire Nick Hanauer made it clear that trickle down economics is a concept used by the super-wealthy to convince themselves all of us mere mortals that giving tax cuts to rich people will create more jobs and wealth for everyone. Unfortunately for them, as Hanauer says, “it just happens to not be true.” Trickle […]

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If you thought science was dead under George Bush, wait until you see what Trump is doing

If you thought science was dead under George Bush, wait until you see what Trump is doing

On January 20th, 2009, scientists (and anyone who values science) in the USA breathed a collective sigh of relief. After eight years of President George W. Bush, a Democratic president – Barack Obama – was taking over and science once again took its rightful place in American society as a force for good and an asset to policy making. It’s […]

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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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If we don’t stop the repeal of net neutrality, a few giant corporations will become the gatekeepers of the internet

If we don’t stop the repeal of net neutrality, a few giant corporations will become the gatekeepers of the internet

On February 26th, 2015, after an extensive comment period where 3.7 million comments were submitted, the FCC classified internet service providers (ISPs) as telecommunications providers and is subject to Title II of the Communications Act just like phone and cable service. This ensures that all everyone on the internet has equal access to content. There were lawsuits by the corporations […]

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Trump’s tax scam is a massive bailout for his rich adult sons paid for by you and your kids

Trump’s tax scam is a massive bailout for his rich adult sons paid for by you and your kids

Trump wants you to be so mad at minorities that you’ll give him and his kids your retirement. One thing most Americans agree on besides “pie is also good for breakfast” is that things are “rigged.” Elizabeth Warren used the metaphor to explain how we got into the financial crisis that cost America 8 million jobs and trillions in wealth. […]

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Top Snyder admin official accused of multiple crimes in the #FlintWaterCrisis tapped to lead Public Health Advisory Council

Top Snyder admin official accused of multiple crimes in the #FlintWaterCrisis tapped to lead Public Health Advisory Council

There’s one thing you can say about Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder: He has zero #[email protected]&%*!s to give when it comes to how things look or are perceived by the public. Today we have Exhibit A in this regard: Gov. Snyder has appointed Michgan’s chief medical executive Dr. Eden Wells to lead the newly-formed Public Health Advisory Council: Gov. Rick Snyder […]

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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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Why it’s dangerous to expect a Democratic wave

Why it’s dangerous to expect a Democratic wave

The most unpopular new president in the history of polling is about to pass the most unpopular piece of legislation in generations. But who knows what happens next? Is there a better revenge story than Virginia? A George W. Bush Republican runs a Donald Trump campaign and get crushed like a guy who picked Sarah Palin as his running mate. […]

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