Author: Eclectablog

Cruelty and Chaos 2020 – #CloseTheCamps – with special guest Sandra Cordero of Families Belong Together

Cruelty and Chaos 2020 – #CloseTheCamps – with special guest Sandra Cordero of Families Belong Together

Sandra Cordero on Twitter: @Sandipatticee Families Belong Together on Twitter: @Fams2gether Families Belong Together’s website: FamiliesBelongTogether.org Find a #CloseTheCamps protest near you on July 2nd and attend by clicking HERE. To Immigrants With Love’s website: ToImmigrantsWithLove.com Immigrant Families Together’s website: ImmigrantFamiliesTogether.com J. Courtney Sullivan at The New York Times: How Regular Americans Can Help Reunite Migrant Families Jordan Zakarin on […]

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Nazi death camps started out very much like the American concentration camps of today

Nazi death camps started out very much like the American concentration camps of today

In our podcast this week, we interviewed journalist Andrea Pitzer, author of the important book One Long Night – A Global History of Concentration Camps. In the interview she talks extensively about how the German concentration camps during the lead up to World War II did not start out as the death factories that they eventually became. However, over time, […]

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Trump is driving the truck off the cliff – with special guest Andrea Pitzer, journalist & author of “One Long Night – A Global History of Concentration Camps”

Trump is driving the truck off the cliff – with special guest Andrea Pitzer, journalist & author of “One Long Night – A Global History of Concentration Camps”

Andrea Pitzer on Twitter: @AndreaPitzer Andrea Pitzer’s website: AndreaPitzer.com Buy Andrea Pitzer’s amazing book One Long Night – A Global History of Concentration Camps HERE or HERE. ESSENTIAL READING –> Andrea Pitzer at The New York Review of Books: ‘Some Suburb of Hell’: America’s New Concentration Camp System Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Progressives Everywhere on Twitter: @Progressives50 Progressives Everywhere […]

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Michigan’s Emergency Manager legacy: Democratic leaders work to clean up Republicans’ messes

Michigan’s Emergency Manager legacy: Democratic leaders work to clean up Republicans’ messes

I haven’t written much about the Flint Water Crisis lately, largely because my pals over at Michigan Advance and the fine reporters at MLive have been doing such a good job. I’m inspired to write today as I reflect on two recent stories, one of which is not actually about Flint. The first story is the astonishing move taken by […]

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How to pretend that you read the Mueller Report – with special guest Marcy Wheeler

How to pretend that you read the Mueller Report – with special guest Marcy Wheeler

Marcy Wheeler on Twitter: @EmptyWheel Marcy Wheeler’s website: EmptyWheel.net Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Progressives Everywhere on Twitter: @Progressives50 Progressives Everywhere website: ProgressivesEverywhere.org Help Progressives Everywhere help Phil Hernandez elected in Virginia’s 100th House of Delegates district by making a donation HERE. Jordan’s important project: Election-Calendar.com Give us a five-star review at iTunes! The GOTMFV Show Facebook page is HERE! […]

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Big Oil AstroTurf group comes to the rescue of Enbridge Energy and its ticking time bomb, the 66-year old Line 5 pipeline

Big Oil AstroTurf group comes to the rescue of Enbridge Energy and its ticking time bomb, the 66-year old Line 5 pipeline

If you worried that poor, maligned Enbridge Energy was alone in its fight against the monstrous power of Michigan citizens who are desperate to save our Great Lakes from an unimaginable environmental catastrophe, you may now rest easy. A new corporate front group, an “AstroTurf” group as they are frequently called, has come to their aid, posing as, in their […]

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Why can’t we believe Donald Trump is a genius? with special guest Jennifer Mercieca, historian of American political rhetoric

Why can’t we believe Donald Trump is a genius? with special guest Jennifer Mercieca, historian of American political rhetoric

Jennifer Mercieca on Twitter: @JenMercieca Jennifer Mercieca’s website: JenniferMercieca.com Jennifer Mercieca’s essay Dangerous Demagogues and Weaponized Communication is HERE. Jennifer Mercieca at Just Security: Mueller Report Illustrates Trump’s Authoritarian Rhetorical Tactics Jennifer Mercieca at Zocalo Public Square: Preaching civility won’t save American democracy Chris Savage at Eclectablog: Donald Trump is playing the role of The Mule from Isaac Asimov’s Foundation […]

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The Trump administration is murdering the primary chemical safety oversight group in America and even Big Business doesn’t like it

The Trump administration is murdering the primary chemical safety oversight group in America and even Big Business doesn’t like it

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, one of America’s largest chemical industry disasters For the past three years, the Trump administration has made it quite clear they want to eliminate the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) by zeroing out its funding. The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical […]

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Republican John James gives Michigan voters a second chance to reject him, may be the first person to lose to TWO sitting U.S. Senators

Republican John James gives Michigan voters a second chance to reject him, may be the first person to lose to TWO sitting U.S. Senators

It’s not every day that a candidate tees themself up to be rejected by voters TWICE and to be defeated by not one, but TWO sitting U.S. Senators. But this week, that’s precisely what John James did, announcing he will run for U.S. Senate in Michigan a second time, this time facing off against the highly popular and well-funded Gary […]

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Don’t trust the plan – with special guest Sarah Kendzior

Don’t trust the plan – with special guest Sarah Kendzior

Sarah Kendzior on Twitter: @SarahKendzior Buy Sarah Kendzior’s book The View from Flyover Country – Dispatches from the Forgotten America HERE. Listen to Sarah’s podcast with Andrea Chalupa, Gaslit Nation, HERE. The “Dirty, Dirty Giuliani” episode is HERE. Support the Gaslit Nation podcast at their Patreon HERE. Compare his forceful March statement to his weak May letter (both of which […]

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How Michigan Gov. Whitmer can save Medicaid coverage for more than 70,000 recipients in one simple step – with special guest Sam Bagenstos

How Michigan Gov. Whitmer can save Medicaid coverage for more than 70,000 recipients in one simple step – with special guest Sam Bagenstos

Sam Bagenstos on Twitter: @SBagen Linsay VanHulle at Bridge: Snyder signs bills that weaken Michigan minimum wage, sick leave laws Sam Bagenstos at Bridge: Here’s how Gov. Whitmer can limit impact of Medicaid work requirements Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Progressives Everywhere on Twitter: @Progressives50 Progressives Everywhere website: ProgressivesEverywhere.org Jordan’s important project: Election-Calendar.com Give us a five-star review at iTunes! […]

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