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The secrets that poverty makes poor people hold – wsg Amy Jo Hutchison of Rattle the Windows

The secrets that poverty makes poor people hold – wsg Amy Jo Hutchison of Rattle the Windows

Rattle the Windows on Twitter: @RattleWindows The Rattle the Windows website is RattleTheWindows.com. Listen to Amy Jo’s interview on the Off-Kilter with Rebecca Vallas podcast HERE. The Congressional testimony that started it all: Learn more about poverty in America at PovertyUSA.org/facts. Contact your U.S. Senator and urge them to pass the Build Back Better legislation. You can find all the […]

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Thankfulness in four lessons

Thankfulness in four lessons

The following essay was written by my good friend Hugh Madden. I can’t think of a better way to contemplate the importance of thankfulness on Thanksgiving Day (or any other day, for that matter.) Enjoy. “Thankfulness” By Hugh Madden Each year as Americans gather around dinner tables for Thanksgiving, we use the holiday to pause and reflect on what we […]

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Educating students in the absence of vaccine-defiance and ignorance – wsg Krystle DuPree

Educating students in the absence of vaccine-defiance and ignorance – wsg Krystle DuPree

Krystle DuPree can be found on Facebook at Facebook.com/TrusteeDuPree. Krystle DuPree at Eclectablog: Pervasive and Perverse Poverty Porn Krystle DuPree at Eclectablog: Childcare is critical infrastructure and for families of color, it’s even MORE critical COVID-19 in Michigan: COVID-19 in Washtenaw County, Michigan: Information about the Ann Arbor Public School system can be found HERE. Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin […]

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Congressional candidate Tom Barrett: hypocrite or liar?

Congressional candidate Tom Barrett: hypocrite or liar?

Michigan state senator and former state representative Tom Barrett has declared his candidacy to run against Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin in 2022. He’s a natural choice for the Republicans because he’s a member of the Army and Slotkin’s military bona fides are virtually unassailable. Actually, I should say Barrett WAS a member of the Army because he has resigned over the […]

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Saving democracy from a slow-moving coup – with special guest Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum

Saving democracy from a slow-moving coup – with special guest Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum

Barb Byrum on Twitter: @BarbByrum Barb Byrum at Eclectablog: BE AFRAID: Spooky Season is here for election officials and democracy itself, too You need to *see* and *hear* the Virginia elected officials set forth their plan to burn books they oppose — one of which the American Library Association named a "Best Book for Young Adults" This nation's march toward fascism […]

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All politics are local and turnout is EVERYTHING!

All politics are local and turnout is EVERYTHING!

I think just showing up would sufficient. Biden 2.4M, Trump 2MMcAuliffe 1.6M, Youngkin 1.7M 800K Dem didn't vote300K GOP didn't vote The net 500K less Dem votes more than eclipsed the 75K margin-of-victory in VA. How hard is it to vote, really? — That Man From Michigan ✋ (@MIWolverine92) November 3, 2021 Judd Legum at Popular Information: One thought about […]

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Introducing our new GOTMFV Show podcast co-host, MoReno Taylor II!

Introducing our new GOTMFV Show podcast co-host, MoReno Taylor II!

  On today’s pod, we introduce the new co-host for The GOTMFV Show podcast, MoReno Taylor II. MoReno can be found on Twitter at @MI_MADE_man. Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: The 22-year-old suing Ron DeSantis for strangling democracy Madeline Montgomery at CBS 12 News: DeSantis sets dates for special elections in Palm Beach, Broward Counties […]

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Taxpayers fund drug development but Big Pharma fights price negotiations

Taxpayers fund drug development but Big Pharma fights price negotiations

Like most Americans, you probably pay a LOT of money for the prescription drugs used by you and your family. The statistics about prescription drug use in America are rather shocking: Sixty-six percent of adults take at least one prescription medicine and one-quarter take four or more. More than a third of Americans have skipped taking a prescription medicine because […]

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A transformative, bipartisan package of bills to improve child care in Michigan advances

A transformative, bipartisan package of bills to improve child care in Michigan advances

While a small cohort of extremist, conservative Michigan legislators is grabbing headlines with their incessant, almost childish rehash of the 2020 election nearly a year later, a bipartisan package of legislation passed the House of Representatives last week that will radically transform how we deliver child care in our state. The package of eight bills – two introduced by Democrats […]

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Preschool students practice hammering plastic nails into a foam pad in a sensory center.

Want people to go back to work? Get to work fixing our childcare crisis. Michigan just did.

There’s a great deal of discussion surrounding the reasons that there are so many job vacancies right now at a time when unemployment levels are high. No matter how you analyze it, however, there is simply no getting around the fact that, along with wages that haven’t kept up with the cost of living, it’s lack of available, affordable, reliable […]

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Michigan GOP candidate for governor James Craig is an anti-Choice extremist

Michigan GOP candidate for governor James Craig is an anti-Choice extremist

If I were a betting guy, I’d wager that most voters in Michigan have never heard of a man named James Craig. He’s the former Detroit police chief and he’s been stumbling out of the gate for the 2022 governor’s race on a nearly continuous basis for almost all of 2020, vying to be the Republican nominee. For the most […]

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