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Ranked Choice Voting overwhelmingly benefits Republicans in Michigan and could doom democracy

Ranked Choice Voting overwhelmingly benefits Republicans in Michigan and could doom democracy

For many years, I have been an unquestioning supporter of Ranked Choice Voting. In its purest form, it’s a way to have a multi-party political system that gives third (and fourth and …) parties a shot at getting their candidates elected into office and helps mitigate some of the worst parts of a two-party system like the one we ostensibly […]

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All hands on deck for democracy – with special guest Marcy Wheeler

All hands on deck for democracy – with special guest Marcy Wheeler

Marcy Wheeler on Twitter: @emptywheel Marcy Wheeler’s website: EmptyWheel.net Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: DOJ unimpressed by Mo Brooks’ kickass conspiracy defense Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: Like all his co-conspirators, Donald Trump would be charged for obstruction, not incitement Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: The available evidence says Merrick Garland *IS* prosecuting controversial cases from the Trump years Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: […]

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The massive legislation you’ve not heard about – with special guest Rebecca Vallas

The massive legislation you’ve not heard about – with special guest Rebecca Vallas

Rebecca Vallas on Twitter: @RebeccaVallas Tell your members of Congress: “We can’t afford to leave SSI for disabled & older Americans behind in #BuildBackBetter.” ☎️ 202-224-3121 📱 Text SSINOW to 50409 As I told @TIME's @abbyabrams: “Decades of Congressional neglect mean SSI now traps disabled people & seniors in deep & enduring poverty when it’s supposed to be giving them […]

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The faction that doesn’t believe in democracy – with special guest Lilliana Mason

The faction that doesn’t believe in democracy – with special guest Lilliana Mason

Lilliana Mason on Twitter: @LilyMasonPhD Lilliana Mason, Julie Wronski, and John V. Kane at Cambridge University Press: Activating Animus: The Uniquely Social Roots of Trump Support This new @apsrjournal article by me, @julie_wronski and @UptonOrwell includes an implication that we really only hint at in the conclusion and that I'd like to elaborate on here. https://t.co/nvZy7o31RC pic.twitter.com/3BhxT6q0O6 — Lilliana Mason […]

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Top proponent and propagator of Trump’s Big Lie wants to be Michigan Attorney General

Top proponent and propagator of Trump’s Big Lie wants to be Michigan Attorney General

The headline in the Detroit News on July 15th read “Michigan election critic says he’s running for attorney general.” Matthew DePerno is no mere election critic. He is one of the lawyers responsible for propagating the Big Lie and is suing Antrim County in an effort to overturn the election results in Michigan.  Two weeks ago, the Republican-led Michigan Senate […]

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REPORT: Republicans in Michigan are STILL clinging to the Big Lie

REPORT: Republicans in Michigan are STILL clinging to the Big Lie

The great progressive advocacy group Progress Michigan has completed a thorough investigation into Republican County Parties in Michigan and has discovered that over 60% of them have pushed Donald Trump’s Big Lie that the election was stolen from them. Even in the past two months eleven of these County Party groups have posted about it on social media. Here are […]

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SSI: Designed to keep you in Hell – with special guest Matthew Cortland

SSI: Designed to keep you in Hell – with special guest Matthew Cortland

Matthew Cortland on Twitter: @mattbc Use ResistBot to make your voice heard on the issue of overhauling and improving SSI HERE. Or text PSLOAE to 50409! Or text SSINOW to 50409! Or call 202-224-3121! Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt) writes about the critical need to improve SSI at Vox’s Future Perfect newsletter HERE. I texted PSLOAE to 50409 last week it only […]

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Our next Founding Fathers are actually Founding Mothers

Our next Founding Fathers are actually Founding Mothers

Upon leaving the Constitutional Convention, Ben Franklin is quoted as saying that the constitutional delegates had chosen for America “a Republic, if you can keep it.” This came years after the founding fathers sat down and declared their independence from the British monarchy. Our democratic republic was an experiment, which had never been tried before as a form of government. […]

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Michigan GOP Chair Ron Weiser personally pays $200,000 to settle election fraud case

Michigan GOP Chair Ron Weiser personally pays $200,000 to settle election fraud case

As Michigan Republican Party Co-Chair, Ron Weiser paid off Stan Grot to drop out of the Secretary of State race in 2018 so his preferred candidate, Mary Treder Lang, could run unopposed. Grot was paid $200,000 in a series of payments from the state Republican party’s coffers which were later revealed by past Chair Laura Cox. Cox described the arrangement […]

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We have a VERY narrow window – with special guest Adam Jentleson

We have a VERY narrow window – with special guest Adam Jentleson

Adam Jentleson on Twitter: @AJentleson Purchase Adam Jentleson’s book Kill Switch – The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy HERE. Adam Jentleson at The Atlantic: How to Stop the Minority-Rule Doom Loop Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: Ohio’s Gerrymandered Theocracy Exhibit the Stakes of Voting Rights Progressives Everywhere’s website: ProgressiveseEerywhere.substack.com […]

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This is an assault on democracy itself – with special guest Hakeem Jefferson

This is an assault on democracy itself – with special guest Hakeem Jefferson

Hakeem Jefferson on Twitter: @hakeemjefferson Read the letter regarding the moment of crisis for American democracy we are currently in and how critical it is that we pass the For the People Act, co-written by Hakeem Jefferson and signed by over 1,000 political scientists HERE. Jennifer Chudy and Hakeem Jefferson at The New York Times: Support for Black Lives Matter […]

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