Author: Eclectablog

The most popular piece of Joe Biden’s agenda – with special guest Seth Hanlon

The most popular piece of Joe Biden’s agenda – with special guest Seth Hanlon

Seth Hanlon on Twitter: @SethHanlon Seth Hanlon’s bio is HERE. “As a result of the proposed amendment [on crypto tax reporting], JCT estimates that the reporting requirements will now result in over $5 billion less revenue. It is hard to see this number as representing anything other than $5 billion of additional tax evasion.” https://t.co/RZEAgkiTTD — Seth Hanlon (@SethHanlon) August […]

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Ranked Choice Voting overwhelmingly benefits Republicans in Michigan and could doom democracy

Ranked Choice Voting overwhelmingly benefits Republicans in Michigan and could doom democracy

For many years, I have been an unquestioning supporter of Ranked Choice Voting. In its purest form, it’s a way to have a multi-party political system that gives third (and fourth and …) parties a shot at getting their candidates elected into office and helps mitigate some of the worst parts of a two-party system like the one we ostensibly […]

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All hands on deck for democracy – with special guest Marcy Wheeler

All hands on deck for democracy – with special guest Marcy Wheeler

Marcy Wheeler on Twitter: @emptywheel Marcy Wheeler’s website: EmptyWheel.net Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: DOJ unimpressed by Mo Brooks’ kickass conspiracy defense Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: Like all his co-conspirators, Donald Trump would be charged for obstruction, not incitement Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: The available evidence says Merrick Garland *IS* prosecuting controversial cases from the Trump years Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: […]

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The massive legislation you’ve not heard about – with special guest Rebecca Vallas

The massive legislation you’ve not heard about – with special guest Rebecca Vallas

Rebecca Vallas on Twitter: @RebeccaVallas Tell your members of Congress: “We can’t afford to leave SSI for disabled & older Americans behind in #BuildBackBetter.” ☎️ 202-224-3121 📱 Text SSINOW to 50409 As I told @TIME's @abbyabrams: “Decades of Congressional neglect mean SSI now traps disabled people & seniors in deep & enduring poverty when it’s supposed to be giving them […]

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The faction that doesn’t believe in democracy – with special guest Lilliana Mason

The faction that doesn’t believe in democracy – with special guest Lilliana Mason

Lilliana Mason on Twitter: @LilyMasonPhD Lilliana Mason, Julie Wronski, and John V. Kane at Cambridge University Press: Activating Animus: The Uniquely Social Roots of Trump Support This new @apsrjournal article by me, @julie_wronski and @UptonOrwell includes an implication that we really only hint at in the conclusion and that I'd like to elaborate on here. https://t.co/nvZy7o31RC pic.twitter.com/3BhxT6q0O6 — Lilliana Mason […]

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REPORT: Republicans in Michigan are STILL clinging to the Big Lie

REPORT: Republicans in Michigan are STILL clinging to the Big Lie

The great progressive advocacy group Progress Michigan has completed a thorough investigation into Republican County Parties in Michigan and has discovered that over 60% of them have pushed Donald Trump’s Big Lie that the election was stolen from them. Even in the past two months eleven of these County Party groups have posted about it on social media. Here are […]

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SSI: Designed to keep you in Hell – with special guest Matthew Cortland

SSI: Designed to keep you in Hell – with special guest Matthew Cortland

Matthew Cortland on Twitter: @mattbc Use ResistBot to make your voice heard on the issue of overhauling and improving SSI HERE. Or text PSLOAE to 50409! Or text SSINOW to 50409! Or call 202-224-3121! Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt) writes about the critical need to improve SSI at Vox’s Future Perfect newsletter HERE. I texted PSLOAE to 50409 last week it only […]

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Michigan GOP Chair Ron Weiser personally pays $200,000 to settle election fraud case

Michigan GOP Chair Ron Weiser personally pays $200,000 to settle election fraud case

As Michigan Republican Party Co-Chair, Ron Weiser paid off Stan Grot to drop out of the Secretary of State race in 2018 so his preferred candidate, Mary Treder Lang, could run unopposed. Grot was paid $200,000 in a series of payments from the state Republican party’s coffers which were later revealed by past Chair Laura Cox. Cox described the arrangement […]

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We have a VERY narrow window – with special guest Adam Jentleson

We have a VERY narrow window – with special guest Adam Jentleson

Adam Jentleson on Twitter: @AJentleson Purchase Adam Jentleson’s book Kill Switch – The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy HERE. Adam Jentleson at The Atlantic: How to Stop the Minority-Rule Doom Loop Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: Ohio’s Gerrymandered Theocracy Exhibit the Stakes of Voting Rights Progressives Everywhere’s website: ProgressiveseEerywhere.substack.com […]

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This is an assault on democracy itself – with special guest Hakeem Jefferson

This is an assault on democracy itself – with special guest Hakeem Jefferson

Hakeem Jefferson on Twitter: @hakeemjefferson Read the letter regarding the moment of crisis for American democracy we are currently in and how critical it is that we pass the For the People Act, co-written by Hakeem Jefferson and signed by over 1,000 political scientists HERE. Jennifer Chudy and Hakeem Jefferson at The New York Times: Support for Black Lives Matter […]

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Michigan Senate Republicans refute themselves, conclude the 2020 election was completely legit

Michigan Senate Republicans refute themselves, conclude the 2020 election was completely legit

Man, that’s GOTTA hurt… While there have been a few rational actors in the Michigan Republican legislative caucus who have refused to subscribe to The Big Lie that Donald Trump won more votes than Joe Biden in Michigan and, in fact, across the entire country, most have been vocally all in on it. The only the way The Big Lie […]

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