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The pendulum swings back: Young people are about to be reminded of what Dr. King taught us about being Americans

The pendulum swings back: Young people are about to be reminded of what Dr. King taught us about being Americans

Four years ago this weekend, my wife and I spent the day after Pres. Obama’s second inauguration touring some of the national monuments in Washington, D.C. It’s an incredible experience walking around our nation’s capitol and reading powerful progressive messages carved into granite and marble, a reminder that the truly great Americans in our country’s history all had messages that […]

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Congressman Dan Kildee on what’s at stake if the ACA is repealed and what Democrats can do to stop it

Congressman Dan Kildee on what’s at stake if the ACA is repealed and what Democrats can do to stop it

An exclusive interview with one of the most outspoken champions for the American people in the U.S. House of Representatives. Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee gets it. He’s been fighting for the American people, particularly working families, his entire career. And when it comes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, he understands the human consequences better than most people: […]

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“Success” gets a new definition in TrumpLand

“Success” gets a new definition in TrumpLand

The following guest post was written by Walt Sorg, a long time political activist and observer from Lansing, Michigan. Walt was a candidate for the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012 in the 67th State House District. Follow him on Twitter at @WaltSorg. Enjoy. We look at the cabinet appointments of the incoming President, and we are baffled. It is […]

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Thousands gather at Michigan rally to tell Congress: ‘Save our healthcare’

Thousands gather at Michigan rally to tell Congress: ‘Save our healthcare’

This was one of 70 rallies across the country today — and the first of many actions to come to protect and improve the Affordable Care Act. This was more than a great turnout. The response to the “Save Our Healthcare” rally in Warren, Michigan, was so overwhelming the event had to be moved to a larger venue than the […]

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A peek behind the curtain at Eclectablog

A peek behind the curtain at Eclectablog

My wife Anne wrote this last year and it’s all basically still true (except that I’ve written 4,909 posts now.) I thought it was worth sharing it with you on the last day of our fundraiser as a reminder of why we do what we do. Thanks for any support you can give. I don’t like painting ceilings. I don’t […]

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‘I used to be a Republican, but never again’ says man worried about losing health insurance

‘I used to be a Republican, but never again’ says man worried about losing health insurance

Mel and his wife don’t know what they will do if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed without a replacement. Mel voted for Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. But he says he’ll never vote Republican again. He’s angry about the climate of divisiveness in this country, about Republican threats to cut Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security — which he’ll […]

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No, Betsy DeVos is not qualified to be Secretary of Education

No, Betsy DeVos is not qualified to be Secretary of Education

Former Michigan Governor John Engler is out with a new piece on The Hill touting his friend, West Michigan billionaire heiress Betsy DeVos, as a “champion for all American students.” As a resident of Michigan, this strikes me as Lord Voldemort endorsing Dolores Umbridge as the Headmaster of Hogwarts, or perhaps as Stannis Baratheon offering his strong support for Melisandre […]

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VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: President Obama’s final Weekly Address : (

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: President Obama’s final Weekly Address : (

Because I am on the White House Press email list, I get the embargoed Weekly Address every week on Friday, embargoed until 6 a.m. the next morning. I have posted a few of them over the years but, generally, I didn’t make too big a deal about them. But, oh, man. I didn’t anticipate how sad it would make me […]

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Here’s one thing I know, in this new reality we’re going to need all the truth & information we can get

At a press conference on Wednesday, Donald Trump told the nation that CNN is “fake news”. That stunning declaration is part of a long-term strategy, honed by the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler, to discredit information sources that keep the citizenry informed about reality. For his most ardent followers, Trump’s statement just confirms what they already wanted to believe because […]

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No, things aren’t going to be okay

No, things aren’t going to be okay

Not unless we fight like hell Here’s a tweet I think most of us can relate to: We need a Michelle Obama TV show — only needs to be 30 minutes each week — where she gives people hugs and tells us it's going to be ok. — Daniel Bentley (@DJBentley) January 13, 2017 Sounds like it would be a […]

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Michigan House Dems choose Adam Zemke as caucus Chair, Jeremy Moss as caucus Whip

Michigan House Dems choose Adam Zemke as caucus Chair, Jeremy Moss as caucus Whip

Michigan House Dems have chosen their leadership and have made two VERY solid choices in my opinion. First, they picked Ann Arbor-area Representative Adam Zemke from the 55th House District to be the caucus Chair. As someone who has watched Adam in action, I think he’s going to bring very exciting energy and new ideas to the House Dems. He’s […]

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