Author: Eclectablog

The projection of religionists in the march toward an authoritarian Gilead – wsg David Atkins

The projection of religionists in the march toward an authoritarian Gilead – wsg David Atkins

David Atkins on Twitter: @DavidOAtkins David Atkins’ work at Washington Monthly can be found HERE. David’s remarkable Twitter thread that inspired this episode is here (read the whole thing including the CODA): You are watching in real time as mainstream conservatism warms itself up to embracing QAnon's "liberals are pedophiles" doctrine wholesale. The reasons are simple: 1) QAnon has been […]

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A personal brush with Russian disinformation about Ukraine

A personal brush with Russian disinformation about Ukraine

One of my favorite Twitter follows is @BodegaCats_. The feed posts adorable pictures of … wait for it … cats in bodegas. When I saw this tweet by @NewVoiceUkraine, I tweeted at @BodegaCats_ suggesting they make an exception to their “only cats in bodegas” policy because it’s such a powerful image: Someone later pointed out that the image is from […]

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Mitchell Robinson is the PERFECT choice for the Michigan State Board of Education

Mitchell Robinson is the PERFECT choice for the Michigan State Board of Education

As Democrats gather this weekend for the Michigan Democratic Party’s statewide endorsement convention, there are two Democrats seeking the endorsement for two seats on the State Board of Education. Incumbent Pam Pugh is one of them and continues to be a progressive voice on the issues that impact schools and education in our state. In addition to Ms. Pugh, there’s […]

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Now they’ve pissed off the librarians! – wsg Joyce McIntosh, Freedom to Read advocate

Now they’ve pissed off the librarians! – wsg Joyce McIntosh, Freedom to Read advocate

Joyce McIntosh on Twitter: @jmclibrarian Freedom to Read Foundation: FTRF.org The American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom: ALA.org/OIF Information on reporting censorship of books, etc. to the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom is HERE. Hannah Natanson at The Washington Post: Schools nationwide are quietly removing books from their libraries Alison R. Donahue at Michigan Advance: Book challenges […]

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The intersectionality of hate is real – with special guest Lizz Winstead

The intersectionality of hate is real – with special guest Lizz Winstead

Lizz Winstead on Twitter: @LizzWinstead Abortion Access Front’s website is at AAFront.org. Listen to the Feminist Buzzkills LIVE! podcast HERE. Lizz Winstead and Renee Bracey Sherman at NBC News: Patriot Front’s anti-abortion advocacy at March for Life sends a clear message The state of Texas, with SCOTUS blessing, just gave every hate group a way to legalize oppression. Just deputize […]

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When rationality trumps Trump Republican ideology – wsg Jeff Timmer, former Exec. Dir. of the Michigan GOP

When rationality trumps Trump Republican ideology – wsg Jeff Timmer, former Exec. Dir. of the Michigan GOP

Jeff Timmer on Twitter: @JeffTimmer Two Rivers Public Affairs website: TwoRiversPublicAffairs.com The A Republic, If You Can Keep It podcast can be found 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! Give us a five-star review at iTunes! The […]

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Born out of the ashes of the 2016 election – wsg Amanda Litman & Denzel McCampbell

Born out of the ashes of the 2016 election – wsg Amanda Litman & Denzel McCampbell

Amanda Litman on Twitter: @AmandaLitman Run for Something on Twitter: @RunForSomething Run For Something can be found online at RunForSomething.net Want to run for something and you’re a Millennial or a Gen-Zer? Go to RunForWhat.net and get started! Exposed brick. Love the salon style frame wall. Plant. Lamp work. Run for something. 10/10 @amandalitman pic.twitter.com/98RLYJhIwK — Room Rater (@ratemyskyperoom) February […]

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Free virtual event with renowned scholar of racism Prof. Ian Haney-López – 2/10/22

Free virtual event with renowned scholar of racism Prof. Ian Haney-López – 2/10/22

Pre-registration for this FREE event is required. Click HERE to register. In his recent important essay “Can Democracy Survive Racism as a Strategy?“, Professor Ian Haney-López makes the case that the future of democracy in America lies in the future success of the Democratic Party. With Republicans showing daily that democracy is no longer a bedrock value for their party, […]

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The Lee Chatfield saga gets WORSE and a new gun safety ballot proposal for Michigan

The Lee Chatfield saga gets WORSE and a new gun safety ballot proposal for Michigan

Simon D. Schuster on Twitter: @Simon_Schuster Michigan Campaign Finance Network on Twitter: @MichiganCFN Michigan Campaign Finance Network’s website is at MCFN.org. Sergio Martínez & Simon D. Schuster at the Michigan Campaign Finance Network: Lee Chatfield Raised Millions and Traveled Often. Michigan Law Means Much Remains Secret. Jonathan Weisman and Reid J. Epstein at The New York Times: G.O.P. Declares Jan. […]

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America is not getting the type of journalism it needs to survive – with special guest Susan Demas

America is not getting the type of journalism it needs to survive – with special guest Susan Demas

Susan Demas on Twitter: @SJDemas Susan Demas’ work Michigan Advance is HERE. Michigan Advance can be found HERE. Michigan Advance on Twitter: @MichiganAdvance Allison Donahue at Michigan Advance: I tried to interview Sen. Peter Lucido. He told me a group of schoolboys ‘could have a lot of fun’ with me. Preet Bharara’s Stay Tuned with Preet interview with Masha Gessen […]

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What’s next after redistricting? – with special guest Adrian Hemond

What’s next after redistricting? – with special guest Adrian Hemond

Adrian Hemond on Twitter: @AdrianHemond Grassroots Midwest on Twitter: @Grassroots_MW Grassroots Midwest’s website: GrassRootsMidwest.com Michigan’s new state House districts are HERE. Michigan’s new state Senate districts are HERE. Michigan’s new Congressional districts are 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 […]

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