Author: Eclectablog

New site exposes Republican Michigan Senate candidate Triston Cole’s special interest-paid vacation to Hawaii

New site exposes Republican Michigan Senate candidate Triston Cole’s special interest-paid vacation to Hawaii

In 2018, multiple prominent Michigan Republican legislators flew to Hawaii on at least two separate occasions, paid for by the California-based Institute for Research on Presidential Elections. As reported by Bridge Magazine, the trips, which also included trips to Puerto Rico and elsewhere, were part of an effort to change the way our presidents are elected: More than 20 Michigan […]

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What’s the key to Dems winning the rural vote? – wsg rural candidates Marie Fielder & Mark Zacharda

What’s the key to Dems winning the rural vote? – wsg rural candidates Marie Fielder & Mark Zacharda

Marie Fielder online: Donate to Marie’s campaign HERE. Campaign website: MarieFielder.com Twitter: @EasternSkyWoman Facebook: Facebook.com/FielderforMI106 Instagram: Instagram.com/fielder4nemi Mark Zacharda online: Donate to Mark’s campaign HERE. Campaign website: VoteMarkZ.com Twitter: @VoteMarkZ Facebook: Facebook.com/VoteMarkZ Instagram: Instagram.com/VoteMarkZ/ Chris Savage can be found on Twitter at @Eclectablog. MoReno Taylor II can be found on Twitter at @MI_MADE_Man. Support the pod by becoming a Patreon […]

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Defending democracy in Michigan and across America is a full time job – with special guest Erica Peresman

Defending democracy in Michigan and across America is a full time job – with special guest Erica Peresman

Erica Peresman, Voter Protection Director for the Michigan Democratic Party, on Twitter: @Erica_Peresman Learn more about Erica Peresman and her advocacy HERE. Heidi Przybyla at Politico: ‘It’s going to be an army’: Tapes reveal GOP plan to contest elections Veronica Ortega at WZZM13: Michigan state leaders testify before Jan. 6 committee Arpan Lobo & Paul Egan at the Detroit Free […]

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The new era of organizing – with special guest Justin Johnson

The new era of organizing – with special guest Justin Johnson

Justin Johnson on Twitter: @RivershoreAgent NEW: Starbucks is firing union leaders during elections for increasingly preposterous reasons. One union leader was fired for showing up to work too early. Another was terminated after her co-worker refused to return from lunch. The reasons only get more absurd from there. pic.twitter.com/R0gowlMPFA — More Perfect Union (@MorePerfectUS) June 2, 2022 Jennifer Elias & […]

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Why a ban on congressional stock trading can’t wait

Why a ban on congressional stock trading can’t wait

The following post was written by Rochester Hill resident Neil Oza, a longtime Democratic Party activist and now candidate for the Michigan State House in the 55th District. As prices continue to rise across the board, the need for a level economic playing field is heightened too. Right now, members of Congress have the rare opportunity to pass widely popular, […]

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The era of the New Jane Crow – with special guest law professor Dr. Michele Bratcher Goodwin

The era of the New Jane Crow – with special guest law professor Dr. Michele Bratcher Goodwin

Dr. Michele Bratcher Goodwin on Twitter: @MicheleBGoodwin Dr. Michele Bratcher Goodwin’s website: MicheleBGoodwin.com Dr. Michele Bratcher Goodwin’s bio at UCI Law is HERE. Dr. Goodwin’s podcast On the Issues with Michele Goodwin at Ms. Magazine can be found HERE. Dr. Michele Goodwin at The New York Times: I Was Raped by My Father. An Abortion Saved My Life. Dr. Goodwin’s […]

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The most important races on the ballot that nobody cares about – wsg Stephen Pontoni of Michigan Assoc. for Justice

The most important races on the ballot that nobody cares about – wsg Stephen Pontoni of Michigan Assoc. for Justice

Stephen Pontoni on Twitter: @StevePontoni Michigan Association for Justice on Twitter: @MI_Justice Michigan Association for Justice’s website: MichiganJustice.org Senator Lana Theis accused me by name of grooming and sexualizing children in an attempt to marginalize me for standing up against her marginalizing the LGBTQ community…in a fundraising email, for herself. Hate wins when people like me stand by and let […]

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The projection of religionists in the march toward an authoritarian Gilead – wsg David Atkins

The projection of religionists in the march toward an authoritarian Gilead – wsg David Atkins

David Atkins on Twitter: @DavidOAtkins David Atkins’ work at Washington Monthly can be found HERE. David’s remarkable Twitter thread that inspired this episode is here (read the whole thing including the CODA): You are watching in real time as mainstream conservatism warms itself up to embracing QAnon's "liberals are pedophiles" doctrine wholesale. The reasons are simple: 1) QAnon has been […]

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A personal brush with Russian disinformation about Ukraine

A personal brush with Russian disinformation about Ukraine

One of my favorite Twitter follows is @BodegaCats_. The feed posts adorable pictures of … wait for it … cats in bodegas. When I saw this tweet by @NewVoiceUkraine, I tweeted at @BodegaCats_ suggesting they make an exception to their “only cats in bodegas” policy because it’s such a powerful image: Someone later pointed out that the image is from […]

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Mitchell Robinson is the PERFECT choice for the Michigan State Board of Education

Mitchell Robinson is the PERFECT choice for the Michigan State Board of Education

As Democrats gather this weekend for the Michigan Democratic Party’s statewide endorsement convention, there are two Democrats seeking the endorsement for two seats on the State Board of Education. Incumbent Pam Pugh is one of them and continues to be a progressive voice on the issues that impact schools and education in our state. In addition to Ms. Pugh, there’s […]

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Now they’ve pissed off the librarians! – wsg Joyce McIntosh, Freedom to Read advocate

Now they’ve pissed off the librarians! – wsg Joyce McIntosh, Freedom to Read advocate

Joyce McIntosh on Twitter: @jmclibrarian Freedom to Read Foundation: FTRF.org The American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom: ALA.org/OIF Information on reporting censorship of books, etc. to the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom is HERE. Hannah Natanson at The Washington Post: Schools nationwide are quietly removing books from their libraries Alison R. Donahue at Michigan Advance: Book challenges […]

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