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The GOP wants to steal the November election — and they’ll restart the COVID-19 pandemic to do it

The GOP wants to steal the November election — and they’ll restart the COVID-19 pandemic to do it

And here’s the plan Democrats must embrace to stop them Even if no one dies from the GOP unnecessarily sending Wisconsinites to the polls on Tuesday, it was still a crime against humanity. It was a crime that targeted not only the black and poor voters likely to vote Democratic and the poll workers risking their lives but also, to […]

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The one thing Donald Trump has done that surprised me – wsg Michael Grunwald from Politico

The one thing Donald Trump has done that surprised me – wsg Michael Grunwald from Politico

Michael Grunwald on Twitter: @MikeGrunwald Buy Michael Grunwald’s book The New New Deal in paperback HERE and for Kindle HERE. Buy Michael Grunwald’s book The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise HERE. Michael Grunwald at Politico: The corporate bailout doesn’t include the limits Democrats promised Michael Grunwald at Politico: What Trump’s Trillion-Dollar Bailout Gets Right, and Wrong […]

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I’m an ER doc. Here’s how Trump’s catastrophic failures endanger health workers and patients.

I’m an ER doc. Here’s how Trump’s catastrophic failures endanger health workers and patients.

Today’s post was written by Dr. Rob Davidson, executive director of the Committee to Protect Medicare. Dr. Davidson got national attention recently when he confronted Vice President Mike Pence over the Trump administration’s attacks on healthcare, particularly Medicaid: 1/2 I just ran into @VP Mike Pence at the Drake Diner in Des Moines. I confronted him about his damaging health […]

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ARE WE REALLY “ALL IN THIS TOGETHER”? The disability community is being left behind in our country’s response to COVID-19

ARE WE REALLY “ALL IN THIS TOGETHER”? The disability community is being left behind in our country’s response to COVID-19

Last week, a policy statement from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit surfaced describing how they would decide who will and will not receive life-saving treatment in their facilities as COVID-19 cases begin to overwhelm their capacity. In part, it stated that “Patients who have the best chance of getting better are our first priority.” This seemingly innocent and rational statement […]

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U.S. Senator Gary Peters leads the charge to protect Michiganders and Americans during COVID-19 pandemic

U.S. Senator Gary Peters leads the charge to protect Michiganders and Americans during COVID-19 pandemic

He’s working every day to provide essential resources, relief and information — including two upcoming telephone town halls. Here in Michigan, we’re fortunate to have two Senators — Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow — who always put the best interests of their constituents first. They’re both doing great work during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but Sen. Peters in particular is […]

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What will YOU do with your stimulus check?

What will YOU do with your stimulus check?

REMINDER: Nonprofit organizations need our help now more than ever Anti-poverty groups. Animal welfare organizations. Social justice warriors. Health and human services providers. Medical research causes. Environmental/conservation activists. These groups and others like them make up the miraculous quilt we call the nonprofit sector. Every day, while the rest of us go through our daily routines, the people who staff […]

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The fight to vote – with special guest elections attorney Marc E. Elias

The fight to vote – with special guest elections attorney Marc E. Elias

Marc E. Elias on Twitter: @marceelias Marc’s website: Democracy Docket Listen to Marc on David Plouffe’s Campaign HQ podcast HERE. Marc’s “four pillars to safeguard voting rights with vote by mail“: Postage must be free or prepaid by the government Ballots postmarked on or before Election Day must count Signature matching laws need to be reformed to protect voters Community […]

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Trump is weaponizing a global pandemic to win re-election

He isn’t just punishing Democratic governors, he’s setting himself up to be ‘the savior’ The events of the past week have me torn between conflicting emotions in a number of ways. Our very own @LOLGOP and his wife welcomed their new baby Winnie into their lives and home after a long a difficult path to parenthood which Jason wrote about […]

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Disinfecting wipes to combat COVID-19 with absent voting

COVID-19 and Election Administration

May Special Election to be a mail election as a result of COVID-19. Yesterday morning, the Office of Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson issued a news release that her office will mail an application for an absent voter ballot to all qualified registered voters who have a May Special Election.  Michigan Law requires that voters submit a written request […]

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“They literally made stuff up” – with Trump EPA whistleblower Jeff Alson

“They literally made stuff up” – with Trump EPA whistleblower Jeff Alson

Robinson Meyer at The Atlantic: ‘We Knew They Had Cooked the Books’ – The Trump administration’s attempt to kill one of America’s strongest climate policies has been a complete debacle. Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis at The Washington Post: Trump promised his mileage standards would make cars cheaper and safer. New documents raise doubts about that. Coral Davenport at The […]

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White House Press Conferences: The New Faculty Meetings

White House Press Conferences: The New Faculty Meetings

Watching today’s Corona Virus Task Force press briefing, I experienced flashbacks to so many faculty meetings I’ve attended during my career as a teacher… The meeting begins with opening remarks from the “big boss” (think: Trump), alternating between attempts at morale building (“We are doing so great! Better than ever before!”), paranoid defenses of the boss’ policies when challenged (“I’d […]

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