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First Trump told union members they make too much money. Now he says they should cut their own throats.

First Trump told union members they make too much money. Now he says they should cut their own throats.

In August of 2015, the year before he was elected president, Donald Trump had a clear and concise message for auto workers: You make too much money. He said U.S. automakers could shift production away from Michigan to communities where autoworkers would make less. “You can go to different parts of the United States and then ultimately you’d do full-circle […]

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Beto O’Rourke’s Charter School Problem: Hint–It’s His Wife

Beto O’Rourke’s Charter School Problem: Hint–It’s His Wife

I keep reading about how Amy O’Rourke, Beto’s wife, is a “long time educator“. I may be overly sensitive about this, but to be considered a professional “educator” I believe that a person must have earned a degree (or multiple degrees) in education, have held valid state teacher certification at one time, and have experience as a certified, qualified classroom […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Let’s “turn the ship around” on education policy

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Let’s “turn the ship around” on education policy

A lot of public school advocates have become pretty disillusioned trying to find a politician from either party who seems to actually “get it” when it comes to public education. So many teachers and parents are yearning for a candidate who supports traditional public schools, recognizes charter schools as an expensive, unnecessary, and dangerous distraction, and reject all efforts to […]

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[PODCAST] How Tucker Carlson learned to love white genocide – with special guest Madeline Peltz from Media Matters for America

[PODCAST] How Tucker Carlson learned to love white genocide – with special guest Madeline Peltz from Media Matters for America

Madeline Peltz on Twitter: @PeltzMadeline Media Matters for America on Twitter: @mmfa Madeline Peltz at Media Matter for America: In unearthed audio, Tucker Carlson makes numerous misogynistic and perverted comments Eli Rosenberg at The Washington Post: Tucker Carlson says he’s the victim of a powerful bully. Meet the 24-year-old who found the tapes. Alice Marwick and Rebecca Lewis at Data […]

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[PODCAST] Good intentions vs. bad faith – with special guest Pat Garofalo, author of “The Billionaire Boondoggle”

[PODCAST] Good intentions vs. bad faith – with special guest Pat Garofalo, author of “The Billionaire Boondoggle”

Pat Garofalo on Twitter: @Pat_Garofalo Pat Garofalo’s website: PGarofalo.com Talk Poverty on Twitter here: @TalkPoverty The Talk Poverty website: TalkPoverty.org Sign up for “Billionaire Boondoggle”-related news from Pat’s newsletter HERE. It is now March, which means my book comes out this month. Pre-order a copy if you haven't already! https://t.co/60eso2Hkwy pic.twitter.com/o8NaETxPYB — Pat Garofalo (@Pat_Garofalo) March 1, 2019 Jordan Zakarin […]

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Mitch McConnell is terrified of the Michigan plan for rebuilding democracy

Mitch McConnell is terrified of the Michigan plan for rebuilding democracy

By prioritizing the “For the People Act,” Democrats show they get that voting rights are even more popular than legal weed. Mitch McConnell knows how he got away with it. The Senate Majority Leader led GOP efforts to swipe a Supreme Court seat from Merrick Garland. He killed a bipartisan effort to call out Russian attacks on the 2016 elections. […]

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The Tide is Turning Against Charter Schools…Finally!

The Tide is Turning Against Charter Schools…Finally!

It’s become clear that public opinion has finally shifted against charter schools, vouchers, and the privatization of public education by corporate education reformers. This shift is now creating a great deal of frustration and uneasiness within the corporate ed reform community, who are sensing that their efforts over the past couple of decades may not be successful after all–and that […]

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A POLITICAL PAWS: Will you please vote for our Eclectadog Suni and send a positive message about rescued dogs (esp. pit bulls)?

A POLITICAL PAWS: Will you please vote for our Eclectadog Suni and send a positive message about rescued dogs (esp. pit bulls)?

NOTE: This contest is now over and voting is complete. Suni DID make it into the Top Ten so thank you : ) This handsome fellow is Suni and he’s one of our three rescued Eclectadogs. They’re all pit bulls, a dog breed that is sadly much maligned with a totally undeserved (bad) reputation. The truth is, I’ve had a […]

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[PODCAST] What is Betsy DeVos hiding? – With special guest U.S. Senator Gary Peters

[PODCAST] What is Betsy DeVos hiding? – With special guest U.S. Senator Gary Peters

U.S. Senator Gary Peters on Twitter: @SenGaryPeters Sen. Peters’ website: Peters.senate.gov Gary Peters Senate reelection website: PetersForMichigan.com Sen. Peters’ response to Betsy DeVos attempting to fire the Education Department watchdog: Peters, Colleagues Press Secretary DeVos for Information on Attempts to Improperly Remove Department of Education Watchdog Sen. Peters’ response to Betsy DeVos weakening civil rights protections: Peters & Stabenow Press […]

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House Republicans repeatedly reminded America yesterday that Michael Cohen lied when he said Trump was not a criminal

House Republicans repeatedly reminded America yesterday that Michael Cohen lied when he said Trump was not a criminal

Not sure how this helps, folks… “You’re about to go to prison for lying. How can we believe anything you say? The answer is we can’t.” That was House Republican Rep. Carol Miller from West Virginia at yesterday’s hearing with Trump fixer Michael Cohen who is going to prison, in part, for lying to Congress in 2017. During the hearing, […]

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[PODCAST] What are we talking about when we talk about Medicare for All? with special guest Matthew Cortland (@mattbc)

[PODCAST] What are we talking about when we talk about Medicare for All? with special guest Matthew Cortland (@mattbc)

Matthew Cortland on Twitter: @mattbc Support Matthew Cortland’s important work via his Patreon: patreon.com/mattbc Matthew Cortland at Talk Poverty: You Shouldn’t Need a Law Degree to Get Food Assistance Medicare for All homework/reading list Timothy Faust at Splinter News: The Only Guide to ‘Medicare for All’ That You Will Ever Need Ashley Kirzinger, Cailey Muñana, and Mollyann Brodie at Henry […]

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