Author: Eclectablog

A system designed only to benefit born-billionaire Betsy DeVos – with special guest columnist Helaine Olen

A system designed only to benefit born-billionaire Betsy DeVos – with special guest columnist Helaine Olen

Helaine Olen on Twitter: @HelaineOlen Buy Helaine’s book Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry HERE. Helaine Olen’s work at The Washington Post is HERE. Helaine Olen at The Washington Post: Betsy DeVos is an abysmal failure and our nation’s schoolchildren are paying the price Helaine Olen at The Washington Post: We’re in a pandemic. Why […]

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Defunding the police in Detroit schools: A youth perspective

Defunding the police in Detroit schools: A youth perspective

The following essay was written by students in the Detroit Public Schools Community District. At a time when the Overton Window view about the role of policing in our society is shifting ever more to the left, their voice is important and deserves to be heard. Organized by the group 482Forward which is working for a quality education for EVERY […]

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How the rich weaponized racism – with special guest Dr. Ian Haney-López

How the rich weaponized racism – with special guest Dr. Ian Haney-López

Dr. 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. To fight racism, follow the money. #DogWhistlePolitics #MassIncarceration #DefundPolice #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/iyTyFmXV4J — Ian Haney Lopez (@IanHaneyLopez) June 15, 2020 Help Progressives Everywhere help elect Joanna Cattanach in Texas’s 108th House District by clicking HERE. Read Jordan’s interview […]

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On Juneteenth, remember that #BlackLivesMatter is just the beginning – of the sentence & the movement – not the end

On Juneteenth, remember that #BlackLivesMatter is just the beginning – of the sentence & the movement – not the end

Black Lives Matter… …but our laws don’t reflect that. …but our criminal justice system doesn’t reflect that. …but too many police officers don’t act like they do. …but too many Americans don’t act like they believe that. …but in so, so many ways, they don’t seem to matter as much as white lives. Following the heinous murder of George Floyd […]

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The folks who almost killed America – with very special guest Rochelle Riley

The folks who almost killed America – with very special guest Rochelle Riley

Rochelle Riley on Twitter: @RochelleRiley The Detroit Arts, Culture & Entrepreneurship (ACE): @DetroitACES Rochelle Riley’s website: RochelleRiley.com To purchase Rochelle Riley’s book The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery, click HERE. Read more about The Burden HERE. Help Progressives Everywhere help elect Sara Tindall Ghazal in Georgia’s 45th House District by clicking HERE. Click HERE to donate […]

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Fixing the Injustice System – with special guest Eli Savit

Fixing the Injustice System – with special guest Eli Savit

Eli Savit on Twitter: @EliNSavit Eli Savit’s website: Eli2020.com We're not seeing bail funds for the protesters in Washington DC. Want to know why? Because DC got rid of cash bail 28 years ago. And crime hasn't risen. And the sky hasn't fallen. Cash bail is immoral and doesn't protect public safety. End it. https://t.co/2CSJKWpvEq — Eli Savit (@EliNSavit) June […]

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A future worth making – with special guest communications specialist Anat Shenker-Osorio

A future worth making – with special guest communications specialist Anat Shenker-Osorio

Anat Shenker-Osorio on Twitter: @anatosaurus Listen to the essential Words to Win By podcast HERE. An integral part of breaking the hold the wealthiest and most powerful have is simply believing we can. Right now, all bets are off. So let's clear the tables. #WeMakeTheFuture pic.twitter.com/kUNBXSyVkT — Anat Shenker-Osorio (@anatosaurus) May 9, 2020 Help Progressives Everywhere help grassroots organizations working […]

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Trump reminds you to vote by mail — with special guest Michigan Sec. of State Jocelyn Benson

Trump reminds you to vote by mail — with special guest Michigan Sec. of State Jocelyn Benson

Jocelyn Benson on Twitter: @JocelynBenson Purchase Jocelyn Benson’s book State Secretaries of State: Guardians of the Democratic Process HERE. Todd Spangler at The Detroit Free Press: Secretary of State: All Michigan voters will get absentee ballot applications at home Annie Reneau at Upworthy: Trump tried to troll Michigan’s Secretary of State on voting laws. It didn’t end well for him. […]

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Don’t just praise the heroes, PAY the heroes – with special guest U.S. Senator Gary Peters

Don’t just praise the heroes, PAY the heroes – with special guest U.S. Senator Gary Peters

Senator Gary Peters on Twitter: @GaryPeters and @SenGaryPeters Peters Announces Coronavirus “Heroes Fund” Proposal, Calls for $25,000 Pay Increase for Essential Workers on Frontlines of Pandemic Response Peters: Air Force Must Immediately Prioritize PFAS Cleanup Efforts at Former Wurtsmith Base in Oscoda Make a donation to make sure Gary Peters keeps his seat in the U.S. Senate at PetersForMichigan.com. Progressives […]

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GOP Senate candidate John James wants you to think he’s not Trump’s lackey. Don’t buy it.

GOP Senate candidate John James wants you to think he’s not Trump’s lackey. Don’t buy it.

By now you’ve probably heard the quote from John James that he supports Donald Trump’s agenda “2000 percent“. The failed Republican candidate wanted desperately to ride Trump’s coattails into the U.S. Senate but was subsequently beaten soundly by Debbie Stabenow in 2018. Lately, however, James has changed his tune. With polling showing Donald Trump down by as much as ten […]

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Letting the vulnerable die – with special guest Sawyer Hackett, spokesperson for Sec. Julián Castro

Letting the vulnerable die – with special guest Sawyer Hackett, spokesperson for Sec. Julián Castro

Sawyer Hackett on Twitter: @SawyerHackett Sec. Castro on Twitter: @JulianCastro Democrats can’t win in 2020 without Latino voters—and we can’t start organizing Latino communities in October. Support @latinovictoryus and help mobilize Latino voters. https://t.co/L5zzmi2Sud — Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) May 4, 2020 Increased policing has often meant disproportionate policing of Black and Brown people—“social distance enforcement” is no different. The Democratic […]

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