Author: Eclectablog

Is Republican Congressman Tim Walberg threatening donors with his political power?

Is Republican Congressman Tim Walberg threatening donors with his political power?

In the past few weeks, Republican Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) has made public statements about being “cancelled” — the latest GOP buzzword for being held accountable by your constituents — that suggest that he will use his position on powerful House committees to punish the corporate donors who will no longer fund his political campaigns due to his signing onto […]

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Voting Rights for President! – with special guest Anat Shenker-Osorio

Voting Rights for President! – with special guest Anat Shenker-Osorio

Anat Shenker-Osorio on Twitter: @anatosaurus Anat’s website: ASOcommunications.com Anat’s podcast: Words to Win By We Make the Future’s new website: WeMaketheFuture.us Molly Ball at Time: The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election Alexander Burns at The New York Times: How Democrats Planned for Doomsday Dante Chinni at NBC News: The GOP is rapidly becoming the […]

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In the Hunger Games for COVID-19 vaccines, White Republicans work to keep Black Michiganders on the losing side

In the Hunger Games for COVID-19 vaccines, White Republicans work to keep Black Michiganders on the losing side

In Washtenaw County where I live, the COVID-19 infection rate of Black residents is 13%, about the same as the percentage of Black residents int the county (12.3%). However, of the people who are hospitalized, 27% are Black and Black residents are 23% of those who die from virus. Worse yet, statewide, less than 5% of the people who have […]

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Parents & school administrators agree: Michigan Republicans are holding children hostage for political power

Parents & school administrators agree: Michigan Republicans are holding children hostage for political power

Nearly two months ago, the federal government made billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief funds available to the states. Michigan is in line for over $5 billion in relief funding, including $2.1 billion to re-open schools in our state. However, so far, none of that money has been allocated and, if its not used by the end of March, we […]

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Michigan Dems stick with the proven leadership of Lavora Barnes in a show of unity and actual solidarity

Michigan Dems stick with the proven leadership of Lavora Barnes in a show of unity and actual solidarity

This past weekend, Michigan Democrats pulled off a remarkable feat: they held a statewide convention to choose leadership for issue caucus groups, Congressional District organizations, and the top spots in the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) itself completely remotely. The event went remarkably smoothly. MDP staff were present in the various meetings to assist with voting and other procedural issues that […]

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The Detroit News struggles to find critics of Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit’s progressives policies

The Detroit News struggles to find critics of Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit’s progressives policies

When a Trump-supporting bail bondsman is your chief critic, that says … everything I don’t typically write about the failings of mainstream media sources because, in general, I think they do a pretty good job, considering the environment they are working in. But an article in this morning’s edition of The Detroit News is so bad that it warrants comment. […]

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The Vaccination Hunger Games – with special guest Michigan State Senator Jeff Irwin

The Vaccination Hunger Games – with special guest Michigan State Senator Jeff Irwin

Jeff Irwin on Twitter: @JeffMIrwin Jeff Irwin’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/SenatorIrwin Jeff Irwin’s website: IrwinForSenate.com The Oversight Committee is meeting again to call into question the results of the election. Instead of talking about fixing unemployment or how to open schools safely, we are here to advance Republican party politics with baseless and non-specific allegations of fraud. pic.twitter.com/1TB9lZyUU2 — Jeff Irwin […]

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It’s an Apocalyptic Death Cult – with special guest Sarah Kendzior

It’s an Apocalyptic Death Cult – 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. Preorder Sarah Kendzior’s book Hiding in Plain Sight HERE. Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: Democrats […]

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Congressional Sedition Caucus members like Tim Walberg are terrified of their constituents

Congressional Sedition Caucus members like Tim Walberg are terrified of their constituents

When Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court to disenfranchise voters in four states, including Michigan, by overturning the will of the voters in electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the 2020 election, few people in the 7th Congressional District were surprised to learn that their “representative” Tim Walberg had signed on to […]

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The Big Lie predated Trump – with special guest Ari Berman

The Big Lie predated Trump – with special guest Ari Berman

Ari Berman on Twitter: @AriBerman Buy Ari’s book Give Us The Ballot HERE. Ari Berman at Mother Jones: After Trump Failed to Overturn the 2020 Election, Republicans Are Trying to Steal the Next One Ari Berman at Mother Jones: How Joe Biden Can Reverse Republican Attacks on Democracy Ari Berman at Mother Jones: The Insurrection Was Put Down. The GOP […]

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The attack on public education is an attack on democracy – with special guest Jennifer Berkshire

The attack on public education is an attack on democracy – with special guest Jennifer Berkshire

Jennifer Berkshire on Twitter: @BisforBerkshire The Have You Heard podcast on Twitter: @HaveYouHeardPod Support the Have You Heard podcast by becoming a Patreon sponsor HERE. Buy A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door at wolfattheschoolhousedoor.com Veena Dubal and Juliet B. Schor at The New York Times: Gig Workers Are Employees. Start Treating Them That Way. Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: Prop […]

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