Author: Eclectablog

Governing in the majority – wsg Rep. Natalie Price and Sen. Erika Geiss

Governing in the majority – wsg Rep. Natalie Price and Sen. Erika Geiss

Natalie Price on Twitter: @VoteNPrice Natalie Price at the Michigan House Democrats’ website: HouseDems.com/Natalie-Price Erika Geiss on Twitter: @SenErikaGeiss Erika Geiss at the Michigan Senate Democrats’ website: SenateDems.com/Geiss Follow the Michigan Democrats and their legislative agenda at Legislature.MI.gov Anna Gustafson at Michigan Advance: After years of misogyny, racism and threats in Lansing, progressive women are in charge Ken Coleman at […]

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Feeding ourselves without destroying the climate – wsg journalist and author Michael Grunwald

Feeding ourselves without destroying the climate – wsg journalist and author Michael Grunwald

Mike Grunwald on Twitter: @MikeGrunwald Listen to the Climavores podcast HERE. 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. Mike Grunwald at Politico: My Life In the Elusive Green Economy Mike Grunwald at Canary Media: This Super-Tree Could […]

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The Triumph and Tragedy of Detroit – wsg historian and journalist Ken Coleman

The Triumph and Tragedy of Detroit – wsg historian and journalist Ken Coleman

Ken Coleman on Twitter: @HistoryLivesDet Ken Coleman is on Facebook HERE. Ken Coleman’s work at Michigan Advance can be found HERE. BOOKS MENTIONED DURING THE POD: The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit by Thomas Sugrue The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy by William Julius Wilson Chris Savage can be […]

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“Two North” – A true Christmas Story

“Two North” – A true Christmas Story

“Two North” is a story about one Christmas 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 tribe like no other event ever has in my […]

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An evangelist for statewide grassroots organizing – wsg Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes

An evangelist for statewide grassroots organizing – wsg Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes

Lavora Barnes on Twitter: @LavoraBarnes Lavora’s bio is HERE. Michigan Democratic Party on Twitter: @MichiganDems Michigan Democratic Party’s website: MichiganDems.com Meet the MDP staff including all of the Project 83 organizers HERE. 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 donor HERE! […]

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Trump WANTS liberals to mock his NFT cards. And they are falling for it.

Trump WANTS liberals to mock his NFT cards. And they are falling for it.

Earlier this week, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump teased a “big announcement” on Truth Social: This screenshot doesn’t show the video that plays in its entirety where he declares that “America needs a superhero”. (One thing that’s glaring obvious is that he is still burning with the heat of a thousand suns with jealousy of Joe Biden’s “Dark Brandon” memes […]

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Don’t underestimate the talent of Michigan Democrats! – with special guest Susan J. Demas

Don’t underestimate the talent of Michigan Democrats! – with special guest Susan J. Demas

Susan Demas on Twitter: @SJDemas Susan Demas’ work Michigan Advance is HERE. Michigan Advance can be found HERE. Michigan Advance on Twitter: @MichiganAdvance Senator Mike Shirkey’s bizarre farewell speech: Arpan Lobo at the Detroit Free Press: Judge dismisses charges against Rick Snyder related to Flint water crisis Chris Savage can be found on Twitter at @Eclectablog. MoReno Taylor II can […]

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Thinking about education as something other than school-shaped ATMs – wsg Mitchell Robinson

Thinking about education as something other than school-shaped ATMs – wsg Mitchell Robinson

Mitchell Robinson on Twitter: @mrobmused Mitchell Robinson at MSU: Mitchell Robinson – Associate Professor of Music Education Mitchell Robinson’s campaign website: MitchellRobinsonForStateSchoolBoard.org Mitchell Robinson at Eclectablog: Please stop with the “heartwarming” teacher stories: this is no way to treat professionals Craig Mauger at The Detroit News: How ex-House Speaker Lee Chatfield provided foothold in state government for lobbyists Chris Savage […]

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The magic behind Michigan’s abortion ballot proposal success – wsg Shanay Watson-Whittaker

The magic behind Michigan’s abortion ballot proposal success – wsg Shanay Watson-Whittaker

Shanay Watson-Whittaker on Twitter: @LaFemme_Negrita Reproductive Freedom for All’s website: MIReproFreedom.org Michigan’s Prop 3 on Twitter: @MIReproFreedom 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 donor HERE! Give us a five-star review at iTunes! The GOTMFV Show Facebook page is HERE! Music […]

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Contaminated Army Bases Contribute to Michigan’s Environmental and Social Inequality

Contaminated Army Bases Contribute to Michigan’s Environmental and Social Inequality

The following post was written by Jonathan Sharp. Jonathan is the CFO of the Birmingham, Alabama-based, Environmental Litigation Group, PC, a law firm specializing in toxic exposure cases that helps individuals injured by hazardous chemicals on US army installations. Over the past hundred years, the US army has dealt with the lasting consequences of its negligent handling and disposal of […]

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Election deniers, extremists are ramping up attacks on democracy. Here’s how.

Election deniers, extremists are ramping up attacks on democracy. Here’s how.

The following essay was written by Dianne Byrum. Dianne is a former state Representative and state Senator and is currently a Michigan State University trustee and the Michigan Director for Defend Democracy Project. Over the summer, the January 6th Committee presented overwhelming evidence proving that Donald Trump and his extremist supporters in the Republican Party planned, promoted, and paid for […]

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