Author: Eclectablog

How to beat corporate PAC money – with special guest Sean McElwee from Data for Progress

How to beat corporate PAC money – with special guest Sean McElwee from Data for Progress

[T]he three main factors of the election last week seem to be (1) Trump repulsing everyone but billionaires, temporarily embarrassed billionaires and white people who’ve never slept in a dorm, (2) historic turnout for a midterm fed by massive  organizing efforts like the Women’s March and Indivisible and (3) Democrats magnifying their reach by donating everywhere. The Cook Report’s Dave […]

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The Great Lakes State’s electoral blue wave crashed on the breakwall of Republican gerrymandering – AGAIN

The Great Lakes State’s electoral blue wave crashed on the breakwall of Republican gerrymandering – AGAIN

The biggest and most profound victory in Michigan on Election Day was, for me at least (and LOLGOP chides me about mentioning this on the pod all the time) that Michigan’s Bigot-in-Chief, Bill Schuette is being replaced as Attorney General by lesbian attorney Dana Nessel. Dana is the amazing woman who helped bring marriage equality to the USA, something Schuette […]

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Vote the WHOLE ballot; the whole ballot MATTERS! with special guest Andy Slavitt

Vote the WHOLE ballot; the whole ballot MATTERS! with special guest Andy Slavitt

One thing Jesus was clear about was how he felt about starving migrants—feed them. He was—as far as this fellow Jew can tell—far less clear about how he felt about the baking of gay wedding cakes. Yet I see no conservative Christians making a religious stand for migrants. So, let’s stop pretending these concerns are religious. It’s all about race […]

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Michigan Republican Party creates front groups to fund effort to promote a Green Party candidate and draw votes from Democrat Gretchen Whitmer

Michigan Republican Party creates front groups to fund effort to promote a Green Party candidate and draw votes from Democrat Gretchen Whitmer

The stench of desperation has overcome the Michigan Republican Party. As I reported yesterday, they sent mailers to the districts of three of their House candidates claiming they are endorsed by the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM). They are not and, in fact, in two of those races, the POAM actually endorsed the Democratic candidate. Today I have evidence […]

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Michigan Republican Party sent out political mailers lying about their candidates’ endorsements in three state House races

Michigan Republican Party sent out political mailers lying about their candidates’ endorsements in three state House races

The Michigan Republican Party has been caught sending out misinformation about their candidates in three State House races. Mailers sent by the MRP claim three of their candidates, Annette Glenn in the 98th House District, Dave Morgan in the 62nd House District, and Andrea Schroeder in the 43rd House District, were endorsed by the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM). […]

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UPDATED: Vice President Mike Pence invites Christian “rabbi” formerly of Jews for Jesus to give the invocation during Michigan campaign stop

UPDATED: Vice President Mike Pence invites Christian “rabbi” formerly of Jews for Jesus to give the invocation during Michigan campaign stop

I don’t know how to describe this exactly. It may be the most insulting thing anyone in the Trump administration or campaign has done to Jewish Americans. Mike Pence invited “Rabbi” Loren Jacobs to give the invocation at his Michigan campaign stop today. Jacobs is actually a Christian who leads a group who call themselves Messianic Jews. He spent eight […]

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Do something EVERY day – with special guest Gretchen Whitmer, candidate for Michigan governor

Do something EVERY day – with special guest Gretchen Whitmer, candidate for Michigan governor

Powerful women. Legal weed. Fair electoral maps. Automatic Registration. Easy voting. If you live in Michigan, you have a chance to vote for almost everything Republicans despise on November 6. You’ve probably heard that Trump’s fluke success across the Big Ten states of Michigan, Iowa, Ohio, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania doesn’t seem fated to be repeated by Republicans. But we have […]

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Want REAL democracy in Michigan for EVERYONE? Vote YES on Proposal 2 for #AFreshMichigan.

Want REAL democracy in Michigan for EVERYONE? Vote YES on Proposal 2 for #AFreshMichigan.

Better roads. Cleaner water. Real Democracy. This post is part of a new project at Eclectablog called “A Fresh Michigan”. Our goal is to help people understand the astonishing impact they can have on the future of our state by supporting the three statewide ballot proposals along with Sam Bagenstos and Megan Kathleen Cavanagh for the State Supreme Court. You […]

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Vote YES on Proposal 1 for #AFreshMichigan

Vote YES on Proposal 1 for #AFreshMichigan

Better roads. Cleaner water. Real Democracy. This post is part of a new project at Eclectablog called “A Fresh Michigan”. Our goal is to help people understand the astonishing impact they can have on the future of our state by supporting the three statewide ballot proposals along with Sam Bagenstos and Megan Kathleen Cavanagh for the State Supreme Court. You […]

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Change is good (unless it’s Fred Upton changing)

Change is good (unless it’s Fred Upton changing)

The following essay was written by Ben Zylman who lives in Michigan’s 6th Congressional District and is “represented” by Congressman Fred Upton. I use quotes around “represented” intentionally and you’ll come to understand why when you read Ben’s piece. Enjoy. I’m not the kind of person who ever thought I’d write a political opinion piece. For years, I paid little […]

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Beyond Thunderdome Politics with special guest Greg Sargent from The Washington Post

Beyond Thunderdome Politics with special guest Greg Sargent from The Washington Post

If voting didn’t matter, Republicans wouldn’t mind if your vote counted. The safest bet in the world is that Democrats will win the popular vote for the House on November 6 the way they have won the popular vote in the last 6 out of 7 presidential elections. But they could still easily lose the House majority. Republicans starting off […]

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