Author: Eclectablog

How government SHOULD(N’T) work – with special guest Don Moynihan

How government SHOULD(N’T) work – with special guest Don Moynihan

Don Moynihan on Twitter: @donmoyn Don Moynihan’s Georgetown University profile is HERE. Buy Don Moynihan’s book Administrative Burden: Policymaking by Other Means HERE. Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin EXCLUSIVE: More Perfect Union has obtained a sweeping 150-page draft GOP voter suppression bill that would severely restrict voting in Ohio. The legislation includes provisions that are even more radical than Georgia's […]

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Michigan Witches Against Patriarchy rally at the Capitol to protest abusive language by Republicans – April 14, 2021

Michigan Witches Against Patriarchy rally at the Capitol to protest abusive language by Republicans – April 14, 2021

Whether it’s Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey constantly referring to Governor Whitmer’s looks and calling her a “gal” or Michigan Republican Party Chair Ron Weiser calling our Governor, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, and Attorney General Dana Nessel “witches” to be “burned at the stake”, Republicans’ public language has become increasingly abusive. It’s easy to blame Donald Trump for […]

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The New New New Deal – with special guest Mike Grunwald

The New New New Deal – with special guest Mike Grunwald

Mike Grunwald on Twitter: @MikeGrunwald Mike Grunwald at Politico: Say it ain’t so, Amtrak Joe Buy Michael Grunwald’s book The New New Deal in paperback HERE and for Kindle HERE. Buy Michael Grunwald’s book The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise HERE. Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Progressives Everywhere’s website: ProgressivesEverywhere.org and ProgressiveseEerywhere.substack.com Sign up for the […]

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The most effective civil rights protest that you probably never heard of

The most effective civil rights protest that you probably never heard of

In 1977, the longest occupation of a federal building in the history of the United States of America took place and, when it ended, the protesters had achieved what nobody thought possible: regulations covering the enforcement of a four-year old law — Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The protest is now called “The 504 Sit-In” and for […]

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The Bigger Lie (It’s Not Just Georgia) – with special guest MDP Voter Protection Director Erica Peresman

The Bigger Lie (It’s Not Just Georgia) – with special guest MDP Voter Protection Director Erica Peresman

Erica Peresman on Twitter: @Erica_Peresman A great story about Erica Peresman and her advocacy can be found HERE. Dave Boucher & Clara Hendrickson at the Detroit Free Press: Michigan GOP senators file 39 election reform bills Democrats call racist, based on lies Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: Voter Suppression is Bigger in Texas Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Progressives Everywhere’s […]

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If it looks like partisan hackery, it probably is – with special guest Christopher Kang from Demand Justice

If it looks like partisan hackery, it probably is – with special guest Christopher Kang from Demand Justice

Christopher Kang on Twitter: @cdkang76 Demand Justice on Twitter: @WeDemandJustice Demand Justice’s website: DemandJustice.org Dahlia Lithwick at Slate: There’s a Reason Biden Has Been Slow to Install Judges Nick Corasaniti at The New York Times: Georgia G.O.P. Passes Major Law to Limit Voting Amid Nationwide Push Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: How Activists Are Fighting Georgia’s New Jim Crow Laws […]

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UPDATED x4: Michigan-based political consultant TJ Bucholz revealed as a sexual harasser by multiple women

UPDATED x4: Michigan-based political consultant TJ Bucholz revealed as a sexual harasser by multiple women

A young woman is called into her boss’s office and she’s instructed to close the door. She asks what he needs. He doesn’t respond, he simply sits there with his mouth hanging open and very obviously ogles her body, looking her up and down. He then dismisses her. It’s not the first time this has happened to her and it […]

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We have a moral obligation – with special guest Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

We have a moral obligation – with special guest Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Debbie Dingell on Twitter: @RepDebDingell Debbie Dingell’s website is HERE. Press release: Dingell, Jayapal and more than 100 Co-Sponsors Introduce Medicare For All Act of 2019 Dan Diamond at The Washington Post: House Democrats bring back Medicare-for-all, seeking to push Biden left Melissa Nann Burke at The Detroit News: Dingell provision in Violence Against Women Act again draws NRA ire […]

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It’s time to question those assumptions – with special guest Stephen Miles from Win Without War

It’s time to question those assumptions – with special guest Stephen Miles from Win Without War

Stephen Miles on Twitter: @SPMiles42 Win Without War on Twitter: @WinWithoutWar Win Without War’s website: WinWithoutWar.org Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Rebecca Traister at Intelligencer: Abuse and Power — Andrew Cuomo’s governorship has been defined by cruelty that disguised chronic mismanagement. Why was that celebrated for so long? Progressives Everywhere’s website: ProgressivesEverywhere.org and ProgressiveseEerywhere.substack.com Sign up for the Progressives Everywhere […]

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Primetime for Amazon’s workers – with special guest Labor journalist & author Steven Greenhouse

Primetime for Amazon’s workers – with special guest Labor journalist & author Steven Greenhouse

Steven Greenhouse on Twitter: @greenhousenyt Buy Steven Greenhouse’s book Beaten Down, Worked Up HERE. Steven Greenhouse at The Prospect: ‘Everyone in the Community Is Cheering Us On’ Steven Greenhouse at the Los Angeles Times: How workers at one Amazon warehouse could change the union landscape Karen Weise at The New York Times: Pushed by Pandemic, Amazon Goes on a Hiring […]

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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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