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Unfortunately, money still matters a lot in politics. Here’s how to make the most of yours.

Unfortunately, money still matters a lot in politics. Here’s how to make the most of yours.

Be the Mike Bloomberg you wish to see in the world. If you can, please help us raise $10,000 for Run for Something — an organization that recruits, trains, and helps down-ballot Democratic candidates for office nationwide — by Super Tuesday. Read on to find out how this group’s work electing state and local candidates is part of the solution […]

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What Gretchen Whitmer has in common with Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders

What Gretchen Whitmer has in common with Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders

And what they can all learn from each other There’s a pretty obvious reason why our governor Gretchen Whitmer has been chosen to deliver the response to the 2020 State of Union address that will occur if something goes terribly wrong and the Senate doesn’t remove Donald Trump from office: Whitmer was elected Governor of Michigan by 406,659 votes or […]

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I love AOC but calling the Democratic Party “center-conservative” is insulting & doesn’t help elect anyone (except Republicans)

I love AOC but calling the Democratic Party “center-conservative” is insulting & doesn’t help elect anyone (except Republicans)

Earlier this week, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) had this to say: The Democratic Party is not a left party, the Democratic Party is a center, or center-conservative party. We can’t even get a floor vote on “Medicare for All,” not even a floor vote that gets voted down. We can’t even get a vote on it, so this is not […]

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A Student’s Guide to Voting in Michigan

A Student’s Guide to Voting in Michigan

Editor’s note: Since they took control of the state government in 2010, Republicans in our state legislature and executive branch have made voting for students unnecessarily difficult and complex. That’s a feature for them, not a bug. I asked Barb to explain the process so that students living in Michigan have all of the facts on how they can vote […]

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Putting sexism on blast — with special guest Susan Demas, Editor-in-Chief of Michigan Advance

Putting sexism on blast — with special guest Susan Demas, Editor-in-Chief of Michigan Advance

Read @LOLGOP’s explanation about WHY we’re raising $10,000 for Run for Something in his piece “Unfortunately, money still matters a lot in politics. Here’s how to make the most of yours.” Then please consider making a donation to help young, down-ticket progressives all across America. Susan Demas on Twitter: @SJDemas Susan Demas’ work Michigan Advance is HERE. Allison Donahue on […]

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Trump gave the big banks a bailout that may cost us more the financial crisis bank bailout

As JPMorgan Chase, the country’s largest bank, reported record profits You may not remember this, but bailing out the biggest banks in America used to be controversial. Republicans in the House even helped sink the first attempt to rescue the banks from collapsing under George W. Bush. But apparently the GOP’s big problem with the bailouts was that they weren’t […]

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Donald Trump still wants to take away your healthcare — and he’s still lying about it

Donald Trump still wants to take away your healthcare — and he’s still lying about it

Regular readers of Eclectablog may remember my personal Affordable Care Act (ACA) story — and the many others I shared over the last few years. There’s no denying that the ACA is saving lives and keeping people healthier. There’s also no denying that just like every other policy or law enacted by Barack Obama during his presidency, Donald Trump will […]

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Michigan GOP Senator Lucido told female reporter, “These boys could have a lot of fun with you”

Michigan GOP Senator Lucido told female reporter, “These boys could have a lot of fun with you”

“He assured me it was nothing personal and this is just how he talks to young women.” It’s been quite awhile since a Michigan Republican has made the news for being a disgusting, sexist pig. But State Senator Peter Lucido reset that clock this week with remarks he made to Michigan Advance cub reporter Allison Donahue: I waited outside the […]

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Prepare yourselves: Michigan election results could be delayed. There is, however, a solution.

Prepare yourselves: Michigan election results could be delayed. There is, however, a solution.

With the passage of Proposal 3 in 2018, Michigan is seeing a significant increase in voters taking advantage of voting by absent voter ballots. In Ingham County, we have held three elections under the new law, and now know firsthand of the need for updates in Michigan Election Law and Bureau of Elections’ promulgated rules and required procedures as a […]

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We don’t know where a Democrat can win unless we try – wsg Amanda Litman from Run for Something

We don’t know where a Democrat can win unless we try – wsg Amanda Litman from Run for Something

Amanda Litman on Twitter: @AmandaLitman Run For Something on Twitter: @RunForSomething Run for Something’s Facebook page is HERE. Run for Something’s website: RunForSomething.net Read Run for Something’s debrief of 2017/2018 and their comprehensive strategic plan for 2020 on Medium HERE. Aim low and aim early by helping us raise $10,000 by Super Tuesday by clicking HERE. Read @LOLGOP’s explanation about […]

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The Republican Party is doing everything it can to keep you underpaid

The Republican Party is doing everything it can to keep you underpaid

Trump has done nothing but rob Americans of raises As we end the first decade without a minimum wage increase in the history of the minimum wage, Wall Street is celebrating. The Dow burst through 29,000 on news that the December 2019 jobs report was below expectations. Why would traders be thrilled about a bad-ish jobs report? Because wage growth […]

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