Author: Eclectablog

It rivals the New Deal – with special guest David Dayen

It rivals the New Deal – with special guest David Dayen

David Dayen on Twitter: @DDayen The American Prospect on Twitter: @TheProspect David Dayen at The American Prospect: Infrastructure Summer: Joe Manchin’s Symphony of Disingenuousness The American Prospect Executive Action Tracker is HERE. Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: Rana Abdelhamid grew up being ignored by Carolyn Maloney. Now she’s trying to replace her. Support progressive New […]

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There is no such thing as a “peace dividend” in America today

There is no such thing as a “peace dividend” in America today

With the American war in Afghanistan now effectively finished and our military presence in Iraq and Syria all but over, you might think America would now be enjoying a peace dividend. This is, however, entirely NOT the case. In fact, Congress is set to pass one the largest military budgets in our nation’s history. But it gets worse. The Pentagon […]

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Unemployment insurance is NOT a giveaway, it’s INSURANCE!

Unemployment insurance is NOT a giveaway, it’s INSURANCE!

Pretty much all of us have insurance of one sort or another. We (hopefully) have health insurance. Some of us have life insurance. We have insurance on our cars, on our homes, sometimes even on our pets. Insurance is designed so that you pay a small amount on a regular basis over time. Then, if you need it, it’s there […]

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Expand Medicare NOW! with special guest Jon “Bowzer” Bauman

Expand Medicare NOW! with special guest Jon “Bowzer” Bauman

Jon Bauman on Twitter: @JonBowzerBauman Social Security Works’ website: SocialSecurityWorks.org 🚨 IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY, IT'S TIME TO CALL THE CAPITOL SWITCHBOARD 🚨 (202) 224-3121 1. Ask your rep and Senators to do everything we can to resettle as many at risk Afghans as possible 2. Make sure they fight for the right things in reconciliationhttps://t.co/DkMfZND91w — LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) August […]

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A nation of abortion snitches – with special guest Imani Gandy

A nation of abortion snitches – with special guest Imani Gandy

Imani Gandy on Twitter: @AngryBlackLady Rewire News Group on Twitter: @RewireNewsGroup Rewire News Group’s website is at RewireNewsGroup.com. Listen to the Boom! Lawyered podcast HERE. Sign up for the Rewired newsletter HERE. Justice Sotomayor could not stop her conservative colleagues, but for posterity and future generations, she placed on the record an account of their shame. https://t.co/OsRoNiLVBM — The Nation […]

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Rescuing Texas from the redness – with special guests Julie Oliver & Mike Siegel

Rescuing Texas from the redness – with special guests Julie Oliver & Mike Siegel

Julie Oliver on Twitter: @JulieOliverTX Mike Siegel on Twitter: @SiegelForTexas Ground Game Texas on Twitter: @GroundGameTX Ground Game Texas website: GroundGameTexas.org Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin “There are senior advisors to the President and Senate Democrats whose primary concern with filibuster reform is that it would open the door to progressive policies being enacted. Which begs the question, why are […]

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We need to answer those calls in Afghanistan – with special guest Stephen Miles from Win Without War

We need to answer those calls in Afghanistan – 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 One thing that the US doesn't lack in terms of what's needed to #EvacuateAfghans is money. Just a quick glance at the latest @SIGARHQ report reveals that as of a month ago we had more than $4 billion in appropriated but unspent funds for […]

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What we can learn from the Crypto-Keepers – with special guest Alexis Goldstein

What we can learn from the Crypto-Keepers – with special guest Alexis Goldstein

Alexis Goldstein on Twitter: @AlexisGoldstein Alexis Goldstein’s weekly newsletter: Markets Weekly Via Open Markets: Fact Sheet: Cryptocurrency Tax Evasion and National Security Threats Don't fall for the #blockchain industry's sounds of alarm. The #cryptocurrency new #tax reporting requirements in the #infrastructurebill are good policy. I explain why here:https://t.co/9NbjU5sX0D — Omri Marian (@Omri_Marian) August 7, 2021 "If you carve them out […]

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The most popular piece of Joe Biden’s agenda – with special guest Seth Hanlon

The most popular piece of Joe Biden’s agenda – with special guest Seth Hanlon

Seth Hanlon on Twitter: @SethHanlon Seth Hanlon’s bio is HERE. “As a result of the proposed amendment [on crypto tax reporting], JCT estimates that the reporting requirements will now result in over $5 billion less revenue. It is hard to see this number as representing anything other than $5 billion of additional tax evasion.” https://t.co/RZEAgkiTTD — Seth Hanlon (@SethHanlon) August […]

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Ranked Choice Voting overwhelmingly benefits Republicans in Michigan and could doom democracy

Ranked Choice Voting overwhelmingly benefits Republicans in Michigan and could doom democracy

For many years, I have been an unquestioning supporter of Ranked Choice Voting. In its purest form, it’s a way to have a multi-party political system that gives third (and fourth and …) parties a shot at getting their candidates elected into office and helps mitigate some of the worst parts of a two-party system like the one we ostensibly […]

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All hands on deck for democracy – with special guest Marcy Wheeler

All hands on deck for democracy – with special guest Marcy Wheeler

Marcy Wheeler on Twitter: @emptywheel Marcy Wheeler’s website: EmptyWheel.net Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: DOJ unimpressed by Mo Brooks’ kickass conspiracy defense Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: Like all his co-conspirators, Donald Trump would be charged for obstruction, not incitement Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: The available evidence says Merrick Garland *IS* prosecuting controversial cases from the Trump years Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: […]

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