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I love AOC but calling the Democratic Party “center-conservative” is insulting & doesn’t help elect anyone (except Republicans)

I love AOC but calling the Democratic Party “center-conservative” is insulting & doesn’t help elect anyone (except Republicans)

Earlier this week, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) had this to say: The Democratic Party is not a left party, the Democratic Party is a center, or center-conservative party. We can’t even get a floor vote on “Medicare for All,” not even a floor vote that gets voted down. We can’t even get a vote on it, so this is not […]

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Putting sexism on blast — with special guest Susan Demas, Editor-in-Chief of Michigan Advance

Putting sexism on blast — with special guest Susan Demas, Editor-in-Chief of Michigan Advance

Read @LOLGOP’s explanation about WHY we’re raising $10,000 for Run for Something in his piece “Unfortunately, money still matters a lot in politics. Here’s how to make the most of yours.” Then please consider making a donation to help young, down-ticket progressives all across America. Susan Demas on Twitter: @SJDemas Susan Demas’ work Michigan Advance is HERE. Allison Donahue on […]

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Michigan GOP Senator Lucido told female reporter, “These boys could have a lot of fun with you”

Michigan GOP Senator Lucido told female reporter, “These boys could have a lot of fun with you”

“He assured me it was nothing personal and this is just how he talks to young women.” It’s been quite awhile since a Michigan Republican has made the news for being a disgusting, sexist pig. But State Senator Peter Lucido reset that clock this week with remarks he made to Michigan Advance cub reporter Allison Donahue: I waited outside the […]

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We don’t know where a Democrat can win unless we try – wsg Amanda Litman from Run for Something

We don’t know where a Democrat can win unless we try – wsg Amanda Litman from Run for Something

Amanda Litman on Twitter: @AmandaLitman Run For Something on Twitter: @RunForSomething Run for Something’s Facebook page is HERE. Run for Something’s website: RunForSomething.net Read Run for Something’s debrief of 2017/2018 and their comprehensive strategic plan for 2020 on Medium HERE. Aim low and aim early by helping us raise $10,000 by Super Tuesday by clicking HERE. Read @LOLGOP’s explanation about […]

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Please welcome our newest Eclectablogger, Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum!

Please welcome our newest Eclectablogger, Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum!

It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce that we have added a new blogger here at Eclectablog. Barb Byrum is a dear friend and a passionate warrior for progressive issues and voting rights & election integrity in particular. Barb is currently in her second term as Ingham County Clerk, serving as the county’s chief elections official. […]

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Diplomacy in Iran hasn’t failed, Donald Trump has – wsg Stephen Miles from Win Without War

Diplomacy in Iran hasn’t failed, Donald Trump has – wsg Stephen Miles from Win Without War

What can and should you say? This president violates the most basic premise and purpose of his office: To represent Americans and govern for our wellbeing. — Anat Shenker-Osorio (@anatosaurus) January 4, 2020 Stephen Miles on Twitter: @SPMiles42 Win Without War on Twitter: @WinWithoutWar Win Without War’s website: WinWithoutWar.org Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Progressives Everywhere on Twitter: @Progressives50 Help […]

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Enbridge construction debris described as no “safety or environmental risk” nearly spears the 67-year-old pipeline

Enbridge construction debris described as no “safety or environmental risk” nearly spears the 67-year-old pipeline

We’ve been writing about Line 5, Enbridge’s 67-year-old twin pipelines under the straights of Mackinac for 5 years now: June 23, 2015 — Enbridge Line 5 pipeline beneath Straits of Mackinac – too old, unsafe, and a threat to the Great Lakes September 10, 2015 — As protesters call for Straits of Mackinac oil pipeline to be shut down, Enbridge […]

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“Two North” – A true Christmas story

“Two North” – A true Christmas story

“Two North” is a story about a Christmas when I was in grade school during a period when my mom was spending time on the psychiatric ward of our town’s hospital after trying to commit suicide to escape a physically-abusive husband. I was thirteen. It was a cataclysmic event in our lives but it brought us together into a two-person […]

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Thanks, Betsy DeVos – with special guest Mitchell Robinson

Thanks, Betsy DeVos – with special guest Mitchell Robinson

Mitchell Robinson on Twitter: @MRobMSU Mitchell Robinson at Eclectablog: Rating the Presidential Candidates at the Public Education Forum…with the Danielson Teacher Evaluation Rubric! Eddie Scarry at the Washington Examiner: Betsy DeVos has cut 600 staff positions at the Department of Education Danielle Douglas-Gabriel at The Washington Post: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to spin off federal student aid office into […]

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Trump Doesn’t Care About Children and Families. He’s Not Welcome in Battle Creek.

Trump Doesn’t Care About Children and Families. He’s Not Welcome in Battle Creek.

The following opinion editorial was written by Cayley Winters, the West Michigan Communications Organizer for Progress Michigan. She is from Battle Creek and shares her perspective on Donald Trump and Mike Pence holding a rally there today, in the Congressional District of Congressman Justin Amash, an ardent opponent of Trump who left the Republican Party over his opposition to Trump’s […]

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Democrat Elissa Slotkin takes principled stand on impeachment with tremendous support from her constituents

Democrat Elissa Slotkin takes principled stand on impeachment with tremendous support from her constituents

“The partisan divide in the country was on stark display Monday as U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin explained her decision to support the impeachment of President Donald Trump. A small contingent of Trump supporters chanted, hollered and booed throughout the entire town hall, making it difficult to hear any of her explanation. The majority of the audience, however, was in Slotkin’s […]

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