Author: Eclectablog

It’s time to pass the Raise the Wage Act for a $15 federal minimum wage

It’s time to pass the Raise the Wage Act for a $15 federal minimum wage

The following essay was written by David Williams. David is a McDonald’s worker from Detroit who makes only $10/hour. He is a leader in the Fight for $15 and a Union. Suffice it say, David speaks for me and for many of us. In July 2019, working people across the country cheered when the U.S. House of Representatives passed the […]

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Governor’s prescription drug task force report lights the way to lower prescription costs for Michiganders

Governor’s prescription drug task force report lights the way to lower prescription costs for Michiganders

In February of last year, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer convened a task force to study the causes of increasing prescription drug costs and to make recommendations to solve this intractable problem. Today, the task force released its report and it has a number of steps the state government can take help get control over drug prices which are rising much […]

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An educator’s hope for the next two years

An educator’s hope for the next two years

The following essay was written by Tina Beveridge. Tina is a veteran music educator of 17 years and is currently a 2nd year PhD student in music education at the University of Miami. It was first posted on her own blog Insert brilliant title here… Reader, I’m not going to lie. I felt an enormous weight lift when President Biden […]

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We don’t know sh!t about the Capitol Coup… yet – with very special guest Marcy Wheeler

We don’t know sh!t about the Capitol Coup… yet – with very special guest Marcy Wheeler

Marcy Wheeler on Twitter: @emptywheel Marcy Wheeler’s website: EmptyWheel.net Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: In November, Emmet Sullivan suggested he might not be done with DOJ and Mike Flynn Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: “Stand back and stand by”: The Proud Boys node of the January 6 attack Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: These Elected Officials Were […]

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Michigan County Commissioner brandishes assault-style weapon during County Commission meeting

Michigan County Commissioner brandishes assault-style weapon during County Commission meeting

There is something about sitting behind a computer screen that seems to bring out the absolute worst in some people. And it’s even worse for people who are already in contention for being some of the worst people to begin with. This week’s poster child for the worst being brought out in the worst comes to us from beautiful Grand […]

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How do we change America? How do we unite the country?

How do we change America? How do we unite the country?

The following essay was written by my good friend Mike Wagner from Texas. Mike wrote the song “Unclaimed” that we use on The GOTMFV Show podcast for the Flint Water Crisis update segment. His thoughtful words are important to consider on the day when Donald Trump leaves the presidency and America turns to a new day. Those who enabled Trump’s […]

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Incoming Michigan GOP Chair Meshawn Maddock funneled $10,000 in COVID bailout funds into husband’s campaign for state House

Incoming Michigan GOP Chair Meshawn Maddock funneled $10,000 in COVID bailout funds into husband’s campaign for state House

When it comes to off-the-rails Trump devotion, there are few people in Michigan more dedicated that Meshawn Maddock. Maddock is a leader in the Michigan Conservative Coalition that organized of protests against Gov. Whitmer’s COVID-19 response measures last spring where armed militants entered the Capitol and shocked the state and the nation. More recently the group organized numerous buses to […]

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Former Flint Mayor Karen Weaver: It’s time for justice for Flint

Former Flint Mayor Karen Weaver: It’s time for justice for Flint

As we talked about on our podcast this week, there have been two major developments in the Flint Water Crisis since in the past couple of months. First, in November, there was a major settlement between Flint plaintiffs and the City of Flint, McLaren Regional Medical Center and Rowe Professional Services Co., a city contractor. The settlement was for $641.2 […]

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“This is about public safety” – With special guest progressive County Prosecutor Eli Savit and Victoria Burton-Harris

“This is about public safety” – With special guest progressive County Prosecutor Eli Savit and Victoria Burton-Harris

Eli Savit on Twitter: @EliNSavit Victoria Burton-Harris on Twitter: @VBH4Justice Samuel Robinson at MLive: Washtenaw County prosecutor-elect names first female assistant chief Sarah Payne at The Michigan Daily: Eli Savit sworn in as new Washtenaw County Prosecutor Oralandar Brand-Williams at The Detroit News: Washtenaw County prosecutor will no longer prosecute ‘consensual’ sex work For a list of the progressive policies […]

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Michigan State Senator Erika Geiss: It’s time to hold Michigan Senate Republicans accountable for undermining democracy

Michigan State Senator Erika Geiss: It’s time to hold Michigan Senate Republicans accountable for undermining democracy

On January 5th, eleven of Michigan’s State Senators signed a letter addressed to “Members of the United States Congress” asking for an investigation to “examine the credible allegations of election-related concerns surrounding fraud and irregularities” in the 2020 election. The letter legitimizes conspiracy theories about the election that have been stoked by Donald Trump and other Republican leadership in an […]

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President Trump Failed Us: Why we must not normalize chaos

The following essay was written by Dr. Karen Weaver, a Child & Family Clinical Psychologist and the former Mayor of Flint, Michigan. Enjoy. Though I have not seen President Trump as a patient, as a licensed mental health professional, I am compelled to speak to the danger he currently poses. This is neither a partisan issue, nor is it about […]

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