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Go Ahead and Celebrate the Massive Failure of Trumpcare

Go Ahead and Celebrate the Massive Failure of Trumpcare

There’s been some finger-wagging that liberals shouldn’t be cheering the Republicans’ huge defeat on Trumpcare. As everyone knows, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) didn’t actually put the bill up to a vote because it was doomed by defections from moderate Republicans and Freedom Caucus members alike. And President Trump didn’t know the bill well enough to whip votes, Politico Magazine […]

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Kalamazoo schools closure is proof paid sick policies are needed

Kalamazoo schools closure is proof paid sick policies are needed

The following guest post was written by Jenny Doezema, a Kalamazoo resident who sends her children to Kalamazoo Public Schools. Enjoy. Earlier this month, Kalamazoo schools were closed when more than 1,900 students fell ill on the same day. The district closed all schools on a Friday to allow them to disinfect the school buildings over a long weekend. Other […]

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Trump scandals I had to ignore to focus on health care for two days

Trump scandals I had to ignore to focus on health care for two days

Just a snapshot of the insanity of about 40 hours in the Trump era We constantly talk about how we have to exist on two tracks — one that pretends that we have a functioning democracy and another where rising authoritarian kleptocracy is doing its best to help excuse Russia’s meddling in our election. So in the lead up to […]

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Happy birthday, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Happy birthday, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Seven years ago today, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Hussein Obama: Thank you to President Obama, every Democrat who voted for it, every organization that advocated for it, and, most importantly, every grassroots organizer and activist that worked to get it passed. Meanwhile, sorry this dick move didn’t work out for […]

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Republican “healthcare” plan will create thousands more unwanted pregnancies while reducing prenatal/newborn care

Republican “healthcare” plan will create thousands more unwanted pregnancies while reducing prenatal/newborn care

On our podcast this week, LOLGOP and I discussed this topic but, in light of recent developments, it bears more discussion. First, we got news from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) scoring of the Republican “healthcare” plan – the American Health Care Act (AHCA) [note the missing word: “affordable”] – that, if it is passed and the Affordable Care […]

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[CC image credit: Thomas Hawk | Flickr]

This. Is. Not. Normal.

[NOTE: This post will be updated on a regular basis.] It is not normal that a candidate for President of the United States of America created childish nicknames for his opponents and political adversaries like “Lyin’ Ted”, “Little Marco”, “Crooked Hillary”, and “Pocahontas”. It is not normal that a candidate for President of the United States would pause his campaign […]

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Constituent meeting uncovers lies Rep. Dave Trott has told about GOP healthcare plan

Constituent meeting uncovers lies Rep. Dave Trott has told about GOP healthcare plan

Reported here first, U.S. Congressman Dave Trott is caught trying to fool constituents about the American Health Care Act and proves his ignorance about the Affordable Care Act. Ed Weberman has been trying to get a meeting with his Congressman, Dave Trott, for months. Thanks to his persistence, Weberman was successful, traveling to Washington, D.C., on March 21 to meet […]

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Who knew health care could be so complicated? — a brief history lesson from @JohnDingell

Who knew health care could be so complicated? — a brief history lesson from @JohnDingell

The Godfather of Universal Health Care puts the debate about uninsuring 24 million Americans in context [View the story “Who knew health care could be so complicated?” on Storify]

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Local Michigan non-discrimination ordinance being challenged by notorious Jackson bigot

Local Michigan non-discrimination ordinance being challenged by notorious Jackson bigot

In early February of this year, the City Council in Jackson, Michigan approved a non-discrimination ordinance (NDO) that prohibits discrimination against anyone for housing, employment, or public accommodation based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It’s essentially a move that extends basic civil rights provided to most Michiganders under the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to Michigan citizens in the LGBTQ […]

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HOT MIC MOMENT: Millionaire Republican Rep. Trott & team plan to portray constituents as “un-American” after townhall (UPDATED x4)

HOT MIC MOMENT: Millionaire Republican Rep. Trott & team plan to portray constituents as “un-American” after townhall (UPDATED x4)

Millionaire Republican David Trott (MI-11) held a raucous townhall meeting this past weekend where upwards of one thousand of his constituents tried to attend, many of whom were left out in the cold because the venue they chose was too small to contain them all. Not by accident, of course: Solicitous staffers had taken every precaution to limit the damage, […]

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Episode 24 – The slow-motion rise of an American authoritarian regime wsg Sarah Kendzior

Episode 24 – The slow-motion rise of an American authoritarian regime wsg Sarah Kendzior

The show notes for Episode 24 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/03/episode-24-the-slow-motion-rise-of-an-american-authoritarian-regime-wsg-sarah-kendzior.html LOLGOP at Eclectablog: The House is on the verge of voting to uninsure 24 million Americans — here’s what you can do about it The 10 congressional Republicans who will decide the fate of the ACA pic.twitter.com/LHGxaJcIki — Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) March 17, 2017 Wikipedia: The Freedom Caucus Sarah Kliff at […]

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