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The most important place for democracy – with special guest Michigan Supreme Court candidate & civil rights lawyer Sam Bagenstos

The most important place for democracy – with special guest Michigan Supreme Court candidate & civil rights lawyer Sam Bagenstos

Donald Trump is the God’s way of teaching us the importance of down-ballot races. For about half a century, the right has been manufacturing an assault at every layer of government, from the lowest state house to the highest court. And the successes over the last few decades have largely gone unnoticed despite their raging successes. They were so successful […]

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To take the House, Democrats still need to win the popular vote by at least 2.6 times Clinton’s 2016 margin

To take the House, Democrats still need to win the popular vote by at least 2.6 times Clinton’s 2016 margin

It’s easy to forget how well Republicans have rigged the House Imagine this. It’s almost midnight on November 6, 2018. California will still be counting ballots through December but the big result is already clear: Republican candidates won fewer votes than their Democratic opponents, but the GOP will keep control of the House of Representatives for two more years. Donald […]

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BREAKING: “Trump Is A Snob Who Secretly Despises His Supporters,” and other surprises

BREAKING: “Trump Is A Snob Who Secretly Despises His Supporters,” and other surprises

And the guy who opens up a fake “university” and has the chutzpah to name it after himself and slap his name over the door in giant gold letters isn’t a selfless advocate for continuing education who is dedicated to sharing his knowledge of the business world with his “students”–he’s nothing more than a common grifter running an elaborate, audacious […]

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Running scared & insulting the #Resistance – Michigan Republicans are now arguing using OUR language and OUR framing

Running scared & insulting the #Resistance – Michigan Republicans are now arguing using OUR language and OUR framing

Michigan Republicans are terrified of the impending blue/pink wave that is about to run them over in our state and across the country. Starting with the Women’s March in January of 2017 and continuing with the March for Science, the March for Our Lives, and the rise of the Indivisible and #Resist movements, millions of people who had never paid […]

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As MI-08 Dem candidate Elissa Slotkin emphasizes her service to America, GOP Rep. Mike Bishop posts meme of drones killing citizens he disagrees with

As MI-08 Dem candidate Elissa Slotkin emphasizes her service to America, GOP Rep. Mike Bishop posts meme of drones killing citizens he disagrees with

Earlier this week, the Democratic candidate for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, Elissa Slotkin, released a powerful television ad titled “Service”. In it, Slotkin emphasizes her service to the country while serving her overseas tours in Iraq. “I joined after 9/11, did three tours in Iraq, and took the safety of our troops and our homeland personally,” Slotkin says in the […]

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Michigan GOP Secretary of State nominee Mary Treder Lang says voter purges helped Donald Trump win Michigan. And she’s promising more if she wins in 2018.

Michigan GOP Secretary of State nominee Mary Treder Lang says voter purges helped Donald Trump win Michigan. And she’s promising more if she wins in 2018.

This weekend, Michigan Republicans dutifully nominated U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ choice for Secretary of State, Mary Treder Lang. The billionaire DeVos family has already padded Lang’s campaign account with more than $40,000 so far. Republican pundit Bill Ballenger, best known for declaring the Flint water crisis to be “overblown,”* gave us some insight into another reason for Lang’s nomination […]

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This is your brain on Trump – with special guest Gil Duran, cohost of the FrameLab podcast with George Lakoff

This is your brain on Trump – with special guest Gil Duran, cohost of the FrameLab podcast with George Lakoff

BREAKING: Omarosa releases the only Omarosa tape you'll ever need to hear. pic.twitter.com/s0YvcWKWAQ — LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) August 27, 2018 That was the only Omarosa tape anyone ever needed to hear and it’s pretty much the best advice to stopping Trump: IGNORE HIM — and it’s the one strategy that definitely has not been tried. Right here your brain is probably […]

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From which possible criminal conspiracy did Donald Trump get the $66 million for his campaign?

From which possible criminal conspiracy did Donald Trump get the $66 million for his campaign?

We know at least two criminal schemes helped elect Trump, but that’s just the beginning of the crimes Here’s a statement from WIRED‘s Garrett M. Graff that sobered me up after Orange Tuesday, when Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer directly implicated him in a crime within hours of Trump’s former campaign manager being convicted of eight felonies: At least two […]

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Why Did the Democratic South Become Republican?

Why Did the Democratic South Become Republican?

Segregationist Strom Thurmond didn’t become a Republican on accident Listen to Kevin M. Kruse explain how Democrats, after more than a century of being the party of slavery then segregation, embraced civil rights.   There is only one group of Americans that deserves credit for the advancement of civil rights in this country — and that’s people of color. The […]

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BREAKING: Federal judge smacks down GOP Sec. of State’s effort to suppress the vote for Black Michiganders, must allow straight ticket voting

BREAKING: Federal judge smacks down GOP Sec. of State’s effort to suppress the vote for Black Michiganders, must allow straight ticket voting

In 2015, Republican legislators sought to consolidate their enormous political advantage (through gerrymandering) by eliminating straight ticket voting in Michigan, something Michiganders have been able to do since 1891. This move, in addition to suppressing the votes of Black Michiganders, had the advantage of increasing the probability that Republicans would win statewide seats like the State Board of Education and […]

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Michigan Congressional candidate Dr. Rob Davidson knows what’s good for America’s health

Michigan Congressional candidate Dr. Rob Davidson knows what’s good for America’s health

Davidson sees a clear path to victory in Michigan’s 2nd Congressional District, because he knows how to listen to what people need. Being an emergency room (ER) physician working the night shift is an eye-opening experience, even when you know the ins and outs of the healthcare system. Dr. Rob Davidson has seen enough to know it’s time for a […]

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