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This blog post is NOT About Patrick Colbeck

This blog post is NOT About Patrick Colbeck

On a hot day in early summer last year, there was a press conference held on the lawn of the Mason Historical Courthouse in Ingham County. It was being held by the Islam’s Secret Agents. The is the sort of intemperate rhetoric that serves no purpose but to mislead and rile a certain group of people. For those who may […]

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Pass the DREAM Act for Michigan Dreamers

Pass the DREAM Act for Michigan Dreamers

The following essay was written by Daniel Caracheo Teniente. Daniel is a senior at Davenport University in Grand Rapids and an Immigrant Rights organizer with Michigan United. Since 2014, June has marked Immigrant Heritage Month in the United States. This month encourages us to reflect on our history as a nation of immigrants, appreciate the ways in which immigration enriches […]

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The 4% veto on democracy – with special guest Michigan Sec. of State Jocelyn Benson

The 4% veto on democracy – with special guest Michigan Sec. of State Jocelyn Benson

Jocelyn Benson on Twitter: @JocelynBenson Purchase Jocelyn Benson’s book State Secretaries of State: Guardians of the Democratic Process HERE. Samuel Robinson at Mlive.com: Michigan Senate passes controversial election bills that put emphasis on ID requirements Heritage Action for America: Heritage Action Launches Election Integrity Campaign, Commits Over $10 Million Must-watch video: Heritage admits it is writing voter suppression laws for […]

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URGENT ACTION NEEDED! Michigan GOP poised to pass three voter suppression bills WEDNESDAY.

URGENT ACTION NEEDED! Michigan GOP poised to pass three voter suppression bills WEDNESDAY.

We’ve known this day was coming for a long time but now it is upon us. Republicans in the Michigan state senate are poised to take up three voter suppression bills tomorrow, June 16th, and urgent action is needed. As one state senator I spoke with put it, “We need to flood the Republican phone lines.” The bills are Senate […]

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This is going to dominate in 2022 – with special guest Prof. Ian Haney-López

This is going to dominate in 2022 – with special guest Prof. Ian Haney-López

Ian Haney-López on Twitter: @IanHaneyLopez Ian Haney-López’s website: IanHaneyLopez.com Purchase Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America HERE. Purchase Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism & Wrecked the Middle Class HERE. The Race-Class Narrative Academy can be found at Race-Class-Academy.com. Across the country, lawmakers are pushing laws banning “critical race theory." It’s […]

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It’s electoral autocracy – with special guest Sarah Kendzior

It’s electoral autocracy – with special guest Sarah Kendzior

Sarah Kendzior on Twitter: @SarahKendzior Sarah Kendzior’s website: SarahKendzior.com The Gaslit Nation podcast on Twitter: @gaslitnation The Gaslit Nation podcast’s website: GaslitNationPod.com Support Sarah’s work by becoming a Patreon HERE. Buy Sarah Kendzior’s book The View from Flyover Country HERE. Buy Sarah Kendzior’s book Hiding in Plain Sight HERE. Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Help Progressives Everywhere help the HERE. […]

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Universal childcare isn’t only possible in the U.S., we’ve done it before

Universal childcare isn’t only possible in the U.S., we’ve done it before

As America emerges from the Dark Year of the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is crystal clear: we have a childcare crisis in this country. While jobs are opening up nearly everywhere, employers struggle to find employees to fill their vacant positions. One reason is that the jobs people are being offered pay less than the ones they left due to […]

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The Jan. 6 Commission is dead! Long live the Jan. 6 investigation! with special guest Marcy Wheeler

The Jan. 6 Commission is dead! Long live the Jan. 6 investigation! with special guest Marcy Wheeler

Marcy Wheeler on Twitter: @emptywheel Marcy Wheeler’s website: EmptyWheel.net Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: Republicans filibuster keeping the Capitol Safe Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: In [legal] defense of the Nazi Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: Bill Barr issued prosecution declinations for three crimes in progress Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin We have raised more than $33,000 for the @FLRightsRestore over the past […]

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Blessed be the fruit: “Biological females are one of our nation’s greatest treasures” according to anti-trans activist

Blessed be the fruit: “Biological females are one of our nation’s greatest treasures” according to anti-trans activist

Margaret Atwood has been quite clear that there is nothing in her book A Handmaid’s Tale that hasn’t actually happened somewhere in the world at some point. Watching the astonishing recent television series The Underground Railroad, you quickly come to realize that some of these things happened right here in America not all that long ago. We know these things […]

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Childcare is critical infrastructure and for families of color, it’s even MORE critical

Childcare is critical infrastructure and for families of color, it’s even MORE critical

The following essay was written by Krystle DuPree, a working mother and member of the Ann Arbor School Board. The views expressed here are hers and not those of the Ann Arbor School Board, her employer, or any other group. Enjoy. In March of 2020, the world as we knew it came to a grinding halt. Restaurants lowered their numbers […]

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It Sounds a Little Apartheid-y – with special guest Abraham Gutman

It Sounds a Little Apartheid-y – with special guest Abraham Gutman

Abraham Gutman on Twitter: @ABGutman Abraham Gutman’s pieces at The Philadelphia Inquirer can be found HERE. I worry sick to my family in Tel Aviv. But that's not where the story started — or ended. It started in Sheikh Jarrah, through police brutality in al-Aqsa, to leveling buildings in Gaza. Progressives can't continue erasing this pain with their silence.https://t.co/TzbKEHczcA — […]

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