Marcy Wheeler on Twitter: @EmptyWheel Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: Someone has already been charged for most of the actions the Steele dossier attributes to Michael Cohen Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: The dossier is not the measure of the Trump-Russia conspiracy Kathleen Gray at The Detroit Free Press: Snyder tackles most controversial lame-duck bills passed by lawmakers Kathleen Gray at The […]Read more ›
Ari Berman on Twitter: @AriBerman Ari Berman’s book: Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America is available HERE. John Sarbanes’ House Resolution 975: The By the People Resolution. Darryl Fears, Juliet Eilperin, and Josh Dawsey at The Washington Post: Zinke was a rising star in Washington. Then he joined the Trump administration. Michael Hiltzik at […]Read more ›
Elissa Slotkin on Twitter: @ElissaSlotkin. Tracy Samilton at Michigan Radio: Slotkin leading effort to change U.S. House from within Melissa Nann Burke at The Detroit News: Slotkin leads freshmen Democrats in asking Pelosi for greater voice Alana Abramson at Time: 16 Democrats Sign Letter Against Nancy Pelosi as Speaker. Kristin Lam at USA Today: After losing court battle, DeVos to […]Read more ›
Is a lame duck kosher? with special guest journalist, publisher, and commentator Susan Demas of Michigan Advance
Susan Demas on Twitter: @SJDemas. Michigan Advance website: MichiganAdvance.com Michigan Advance on Twitter: @MichiganAdvance Susan J. Demas at Michigan Advance: Whoa, there, little ladies. GOP men will show you who’s boss. Katherine Barrett & Richard Greene at Governing.com: Defying Predictions, Union Membership Isn’t Dropping Post-Janus Ronald Brownstein at CNN: The foundation of Trump’s coalition is cracking Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: […]Read more ›
Testimony during a preliminary exam of several people indicted on charges related to the poisoning of Flint, Michigan’s drinking water with the powerful neurotoxin lead this week revealed that officials in the Snyder administration called the shots on how the water treatment plant would be run. The plant was taken out of mothballs in order to treat Flint River water […]Read more ›
This podcast was recorded live on Friday, November 30th at the Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti. Our guests were attorney Mark Brewer, grassroots fundraiser extraordinaire Jordan Zakarin from Progressives Everywhere, and education advocate and educator Mitchell Robinson. We’d like to thank all of our sponsors and for all the people who came out to support us. Enjoy!Read more ›
Republicans move to exempt 93.5% of Michigan companies from paid sick leave law. What will be Gov. Snyder’s legacy?
As Republicans in Wisconsin and Michigan work to cement their anti-worker agenda into our states’ laws during their petulant, sore loser session before they lose significant political power in 2019, perhaps the most outrageous is the effort to take away sick time pay for workers in over 93% of Michigan’s firms. This is because they changed the threshold for exemption […]Read more ›
TAKE ACTION: Corporate pet stores behind effort to protect cruel “puppy mills” from regulation in Michigan
The following post was written by Beatrice M. Friedlander, JD, president of Attorneys for Animals. Ask your Michigan State Senators to stand up for man’s best friend Most Michiganders, like most Americans, agree that it is unacceptable to raise dogs and puppies in cruel conditions. Yet many puppies offered for sale in this state come from “puppy mills.” Take action […]Read more ›
Eclectablog fundraising party TONIGHT! Here’s a sneak peak at the 2018 Eclectagrog glass + our latest sponsors.
Tonight is our annual Eclectablog/GOTMFV Show fundraiser and we’re totally excited. For those of you who are coming, here’s what the 2018 Eclectagrog beer glass looks like: IMPORTANT: While we are asking for a $50 donation, all comers will be welcomed and will receive a beer glass + free food and drink. Donate what you can afford, even if that […]Read more ›
Michigan Republicans want to get rid of returnable bottles & cans and a half million acres of wetlands
We all suspected this was going to be a VERY rough enflamed duck session and we all were right. Two bill introduced this week seek to hurt Michigan’s environment. The first is House Bill 6532. This bill would do away with Michigan’s law that requires non-reusable containers to have a deposit which encourages people to return them to the store […]Read more ›
This week marks the painful beginning of the lame duck (or, as I call it, “enflamed duck”) session in the Michigan State legislature. With a Democratic governor about to take the reins, Republicans are hell-bent to pass as much regressive legislation into law as they can before Gov. Gretchen Whitmer moves into her new office. One of the worst is […]Read more ›