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Trump is driving the truck off the cliff – with special guest Andrea Pitzer, journalist & author of “One Long Night – A Global History of Concentration Camps”

Trump is driving the truck off the cliff – with special guest Andrea Pitzer, journalist & author of “One Long Night – A Global History of Concentration Camps”

Andrea Pitzer on Twitter: @AndreaPitzer Andrea Pitzer’s website: AndreaPitzer.com Buy Andrea Pitzer’s amazing book One Long Night – A Global History of Concentration Camps HERE or HERE. ESSENTIAL READING –> Andrea Pitzer at The New York Review of Books: ‘Some Suburb of Hell’: America’s New Concentration Camp System Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Progressives Everywhere on Twitter: @Progressives50 Progressives Everywhere […]

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The inexcusable danger of needing to believe Donald Trump is an assclown

The inexcusable danger of needing to believe Donald Trump is an assclown

Trump is good at getting away with rape, racism and justifying atrocities, and your disdain is his secret weapon. There are few words that infuriate the people who despise Donald Trump more than “He’s actually good at this.” Call him a fool, a clown, any ableist term you can mutter to suggest that he’s deranged, diminished or flailing and people […]

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Michigan’s Emergency Manager legacy: Democratic leaders work to clean up Republicans’ messes

Michigan’s Emergency Manager legacy: Democratic leaders work to clean up Republicans’ messes

I haven’t written much about the Flint Water Crisis lately, largely because my pals over at Michigan Advance and the fine reporters at MLive have been doing such a good job. I’m inspired to write today as I reflect on two recent stories, one of which is not actually about Flint. The first story is the astonishing move taken by […]

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How to pretend that you read the Mueller Report – with special guest Marcy Wheeler

How to pretend that you read the Mueller Report – with special guest Marcy Wheeler

Marcy Wheeler on Twitter: @EmptyWheel Marcy Wheeler’s website: EmptyWheel.net Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Progressives Everywhere on Twitter: @Progressives50 Progressives Everywhere website: ProgressivesEverywhere.org Help Progressives Everywhere help Phil Hernandez elected in Virginia’s 100th House of Delegates district by making a donation HERE. Jordan’s important project: Election-Calendar.com Give us a five-star review at iTunes! The GOTMFV Show Facebook page is HERE! […]

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It’s on US to press presidential candidates to unionize their campaigns

It’s on US to press presidential candidates to unionize their campaigns

There are currently 23 Democratic presidential candidates (yeesh) for the November 2020 election and things are starting to heat up. Nineteen of those candidates visited Iowa recently in an effort to coax voters into jumping on their bandwagon, highlighting some of their most popular policy stances and sharing their personal stories. Soon enough, these candidates will come flocking to Michigan […]

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Donald Trump earns the all-time record for starving workers of raises

Donald Trump earns the all-time record for starving workers of raises

From swiping overtime pay from 8 million to hiring foreign workers over Americans, Trump has always fought for your right to earn less. June 16, 2019 marks one of the darkest days for workers since the New Deal. We are now living in the longest period without a minimum wage increase in the history of the minimum wage. “This sad […]

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Big Oil AstroTurf group comes to the rescue of Enbridge Energy and its ticking time bomb, the 66-year old Line 5 pipeline

Big Oil AstroTurf group comes to the rescue of Enbridge Energy and its ticking time bomb, the 66-year old Line 5 pipeline

If you worried that poor, maligned Enbridge Energy was alone in its fight against the monstrous power of Michigan citizens who are desperate to save our Great Lakes from an unimaginable environmental catastrophe, you may now rest easy. A new corporate front group, an “AstroTurf” group as they are frequently called, has come to their aid, posing as, in their […]

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Why can’t we believe Donald Trump is a genius? with special guest Jennifer Mercieca, historian of American political rhetoric

Why can’t we believe Donald Trump is a genius? with special guest Jennifer Mercieca, historian of American political rhetoric

Jennifer Mercieca on Twitter: @JenMercieca Jennifer Mercieca’s website: JenniferMercieca.com Jennifer Mercieca’s essay Dangerous Demagogues and Weaponized Communication is HERE. Jennifer Mercieca at Just Security: Mueller Report Illustrates Trump’s Authoritarian Rhetorical Tactics Jennifer Mercieca at Zocalo Public Square: Preaching civility won’t save American democracy Chris Savage at Eclectablog: Donald Trump is playing the role of The Mule from Isaac Asimov’s Foundation […]

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The Trump administration is murdering the primary chemical safety oversight group in America and even Big Business doesn’t like it

The Trump administration is murdering the primary chemical safety oversight group in America and even Big Business doesn’t like it

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, one of America’s largest chemical industry disasters For the past three years, the Trump administration has made it quite clear they want to eliminate the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) by zeroing out its funding. The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical […]

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Republican John James gives Michigan voters a second chance to reject him, may be the first person to lose to TWO sitting U.S. Senators

Republican John James gives Michigan voters a second chance to reject him, may be the first person to lose to TWO sitting U.S. Senators

It’s not every day that a candidate tees themself up to be rejected by voters TWICE and to be defeated by not one, but TWO sitting U.S. Senators. But this week, that’s precisely what John James did, announcing he will run for U.S. Senate in Michigan a second time, this time facing off against the highly popular and well-funded Gary […]

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Don’t trust the plan – with special guest Sarah Kendzior

Don’t trust the plan – with special guest Sarah Kendzior

Sarah Kendzior on Twitter: @SarahKendzior Buy Sarah Kendzior’s book The View from Flyover Country – Dispatches from the Forgotten America HERE. Listen to Sarah’s podcast with Andrea Chalupa, Gaslit Nation, HERE. The “Dirty, Dirty Giuliani” episode is HERE. Support the Gaslit Nation podcast at their Patreon HERE. Compare his forceful March statement to his weak May letter (both of which […]

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