Author: Eclectablog

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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Why is GOP Congressman Tim Walberg hiding from his constituents?

Why is GOP Congressman Tim Walberg hiding from his constituents?

In March of 2017 at a public townhall meeting in Hillsdale, Michigan, Republican Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) told the audience, “If the public can’t comment, we have problems.” In the years since (and even before, frankly), he has made a Herculean effort to ensure that the only “public” who can comment at his public events are those he hand picks […]

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If you want people to go back to work, child care IS infrastructure, especially during a global pandemic

If you want people to go back to work, child care IS infrastructure, especially during a global pandemic

The following essay was written by my good friend Caitlin Muciek-Balkus, a young mother from the mid-Michigan area. In it, she describes the difficult position parents are in right now as things open up after a year-long shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While I appreciate the strong desire of so many to get people back to work, I think […]

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What the pandemic laid bare – with special guest David M. Perry

What the pandemic laid bare – with special guest David M. Perry

David M. Perry on Twitter: @Lollardfish David M. Perry’s website: DavidMPerry.com Prepurchase David M. Perry’s forthcoming book The Bright Ages HERE. David M. Perry at CNN: Yes, it’s a good idea to bribe people to get vaccinated David M. Perry at CNN: Covid protesters must stop exploiting symbols of the Holocaust Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Republicans now have two […]

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