Author: Eclectablog

Gov. Snyder disenfranchised over half of Black Michiganders, now says most of Detroit won’t have a Congressperson for nearly a year

Gov. Snyder disenfranchised over half of Black Michiganders, now says most of Detroit won’t have a Congressperson for nearly a year

In 2013, Michigan governor Rick Snyder imposed an Emergency Manager on the city of Detroit. With that move 49% of the African Americans in Michigan were without a democratically-elected local government. His appointed Emergency Manager was given full control over the city. This past week, Gov. Snyder continued his disenfranchisement of Detroiters when he chose the date of the special […]

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Episode 63 – A Festival of Tax Giveaways to the Very Rich – wsg Michael Linden & Mariame Kaba

Episode 63 – A Festival of Tax Giveaways to the Very Rich – wsg Michael Linden & Mariame Kaba

The show notes for Episode 63 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/12/episode-63-a-festival-of-tax-giveaways-to-the-very-rich-wsg-michael-linden-miriame-kaba.html Michael Linden on Twitter: @MichaelSLinden RESOURCES TO FIGHT THE TRUMP TAX SCAM: TrumpTaxScam.org TrumpTaxToolkit.org NotOnePenny.org StopTrumpTaxCuts.org AmericansForTaxFairness.org Michael’s quick script to call your reps: Keep it simple. Say, "I'm a constituent of Representative/Senator X and I strongly oppose this tax bill. We should not cut taxes for giant corporations & super-rich […]

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I believe the women. Once you make that decision, hard choices about Al Franken & John Conyers become easier. Not easy. Easier.

I believe the women. Once you make that decision, hard choices about Al Franken & John Conyers become easier. Not easy. Easier.

Multiple women have accused soon-to-be former U.S. Senator Al Franken and former Congressman John Conyers, Jr. of sexually harassing them. Not one. Not two. MANY. These women are completely credible. None of them has anything to gain from this, financially or otherwise. In fact, they face withering attacks, many times from women which is one of the most heartbreaking parts […]

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Episode 62 – “The #TrumpTaxScam is the worst manifestation of public policy ever, people need to be banging their pots and pans on this” – wsg Harold Feld & Congressman Dan Kildee

Episode 62 – “The #TrumpTaxScam is the worst manifestation of public policy ever, people need to be banging their pots and pans on this” – wsg Harold Feld & Congressman Dan Kildee

The show notes for Episode 62 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/12/episode-62-the-trumptaxscam-is-the-worst-manifestation-of-public-policy-ever-people-need-to-be-banging-their-pots-and-pans-on-this-wsg-harold-feld-congressman-dan-kildee.html Harold Feld of PublicKnowledge.org on Twitter: @HaroldFeld Jon Brodkin at Ars Technica: Charter is using net neutrality repeal to fight lawsuit over slow speeds Proof that Net Neutrality rules haven’t impacted “innovation” by the telecom companies: We’re making the investments to provide value and high-speed service to our customers. Since 2010, […]

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Anti-net neutrality comments submitted included “false or misleading personal information” and nearly half a million from Russian email addresses

Anti-net neutrality comments submitted included “false or misleading personal information” and nearly half a million from Russian email addresses

From April 27th to August 30th of this year, the FCC received 21.7 million comments regarding rolling back net neutrality rules put in place during the Obama administration. These rules compel internet service providers to treat all content equally and prevent them from throttling or accelerating the loading of webpages based on how much money they were paid by the […]

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Episode 61 – The #TrumpTaxScam is not literally a “piece of sh!t”, but it’s close – wsg Ben Wikler of MoveOn.org

Episode 61 – The #TrumpTaxScam is not literally a “piece of sh!t”, but it’s close – wsg Ben Wikler of MoveOn.org

The show notes for Episode 61 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/12/episode-61-emergency-podcast-the-trumptaxscam-is-not-literally-a-piece-of-sht-but-its-close.html Ben Wikler on Twitter: @BenWikler While the GOP was passing the tax scam last night, I was at the at the hospital with my mom as she went through hip replacement surgery. So I made these posters for her recovery room. (She's doing great.) pic.twitter.com/yYF9DXgDNK — Ben Wikler (@benwikler) December 2, […]

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Here’s proof that if trickle down economics worked, we’d all be drowning in sweet, sweet trickle – TAKE ACTION TODAY!

Here’s proof that if trickle down economics worked, we’d all be drowning in sweet, sweet trickle – TAKE ACTION TODAY!

On our podcast this week, self-described zillionaire Nick Hanauer made it clear that trickle down economics is a concept used by the super-wealthy to convince themselves all of us mere mortals that giving tax cuts to rich people will create more jobs and wealth for everyone. Unfortunately for them, as Hanauer says, “it just happens to not be true.” Trickle […]

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If you thought science was dead under George Bush, wait until you see what Trump is doing

If you thought science was dead under George Bush, wait until you see what Trump is doing

On January 20th, 2009, scientists (and anyone who values science) in the USA breathed a collective sigh of relief. After eight years of President George W. Bush, a Democratic president – Barack Obama – was taking over and science once again took its rightful place in American society as a force for good and an asset to policy making. It’s […]

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Episode 60 – When they go low, you have to punch them in the stomach – wsg Neera Tanden & Nick Hanauer

Episode 60 – When they go low, you have to punch them in the stomach – wsg Neera Tanden & Nick Hanauer

The show notes for Episode 60 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/11/episode-60-when-they-go-low-you-have-to-punch-them-in-the-stomach-wsg-neera-tanden-nick-hanauer.html Neera Tanden on Twitter: @NeeraTanden RESOURCES TO FIGHT THE TRUMP TAX SCAM: TrumpTaxScam.org TrumpTaxToolkit.org NotOnePenny.org StopTrumpTaxCuts.org Nick Hanauer on Twitter: @NickHanauer Trickle down economics: the belief that the rich getting richer is an unalloyed good. But when the poor get richer, that will destroy capitalism. https://t.co/u8MtmPXxzu — Nick Hanauer (@NickHanauer) November […]

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If we don’t stop the repeal of net neutrality, a few giant corporations will become the gatekeepers of the internet

If we don’t stop the repeal of net neutrality, a few giant corporations will become the gatekeepers of the internet

On February 26th, 2015, after an extensive comment period where 3.7 million comments were submitted, the FCC classified internet service providers (ISPs) as telecommunications providers and is subject to Title II of the Communications Act just like phone and cable service. This ensures that all everyone on the internet has equal access to content. There were lawsuits by the corporations […]

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Top Snyder admin official accused of multiple crimes in the #FlintWaterCrisis tapped to lead Public Health Advisory Council

Top Snyder admin official accused of multiple crimes in the #FlintWaterCrisis tapped to lead Public Health Advisory Council

There’s one thing you can say about Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder: He has zero #[email protected]&%*!s to give when it comes to how things look or are perceived by the public. Today we have Exhibit A in this regard: Gov. Snyder has appointed Michgan’s chief medical executive Dr. Eden Wells to lead the newly-formed Public Health Advisory Council: Gov. Rick Snyder […]

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