Author: Eclectablog

[PODCAST] May the best organizers win – with special guest Organizing Corps 2020 Exec Director Rachel Haltom-Irwin

[PODCAST] May the best organizers win – with special guest Organizing Corps 2020 Exec Director Rachel Haltom-Irwin

Rachel Haltom-Irwin on Twitter: @HaltomIrwin Organizing Corp 2020 on Twitter: @OrgCorps2020 Organizing Corps 2020 on Facebook: Facebook.com/Orgcorps2020 Learn more about Organizing Corps 2020 and sign up to join them or donate: OrganizingCorps2020.com Organizing Corps 2020 announcement from the DNC: HERE The Collective PAC’s website: CollectivePAC.org LOLGOP on Eclectablog: Bring on the hundred-year turnout storm Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Progressives […]

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Trump’s 2020 budget proposal kills funding for Special Olympics but that’s not all, not by a long shot

Trump’s 2020 budget proposal kills funding for Special Olympics but that’s not all, not by a long shot

As Joe Biden famously said, “Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” In the era of Donald Trump, it might be more apropos to say, “Don’t tell me what you don’t give a damn about. Show me your budget and I’ll tell you what you don’t give a damn about.” […]

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Virginia professor Marc Edwards, once a hero of the #FlintWaterCrisis, loses lawsuit suing local activists for $3 million

Virginia professor Marc Edwards, once a hero of the #FlintWaterCrisis, loses lawsuit suing local activists for $3 million

Virginia Tech professor Marc Edwards at an MSNBC Town Hall in Flint with Rachel Maddow | Photo by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog It was, perhaps, one of the most unexpected stories to spring out the tragedy of the Flint Water Crisis. Virginia Tech professor Marc Edwards, once hailed as one of the true heroes of the story, began […]

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Trump campaign goes full fascist authoritarian against his political opponents

Trump campaign goes full fascist authoritarian against his political opponents

Now that Trump feels he’s been “COMPLETELY EXONERATED!!!”, his campaign has lost no time in trying to discredit his detractors by trying to get them blackballed from television. In a memorandum to “Television Producers”, his director of Communications, Tim Murtaugh, suggests that Robert Mueller has “decided” that Trump was not guilty of obstruction of justice and that he has exonerated […]

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Why are Republicans celebrating the Mueller report?

The following essay was written by Mike Wagner. Mike is a musician who lives in Texas. He is the composer of the Flint Water Crisis theme music, from the song Unclaimed, used for our podcast, The GOTMFV Show. Let me get this straight. In regards to Individual 1, this is what we learned from the Mueller investigation and related cases: […]

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Why Democrats should actively fight for stronger unions & a higher minimum wage: Low unemployment + low wages = Corporate utopia

Why Democrats should actively fight for stronger unions & a higher minimum wage: Low unemployment + low wages = Corporate utopia

On this week’s podcast, we talked to David Pepper, the Chair of the Ohio Democratic Party, about the fact that Donald Trump is the most anti-worker president we’ve ever had. The truth is, America in 2019 is corporate utopia. We have almost everyone working and wages remain low. How is this possible, you might ask? How is it that wages […]

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[PODCAST] Never mind the Russians. Here’s the most anti-worker president we’ve ever had: Donald Trump. With special guest David Pepper.

[PODCAST] Never mind the Russians. Here’s the most anti-worker president we’ve ever had: Donald Trump. With special guest David Pepper.

David Pepper on Twitter: @DavidPepper David Pepper’s website: DavidPepper.com Order David Pepper’s book The People’s House HERE. Order David Pepper’s book The Wingman HERE. The Ohio Democratic Party on Twitter: @OHDems Get involved with the Ohio Dems’ “F the Purge” effort at FThePurge.com Gabriel DeBenedetti at Politico Magazine: The Thriller That Predicted the Russia Scandal Heidi Shierholzat at the Economic […]

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John Engler has gone from an embarrassment to the state of Michigan to a cocky & smug liability to Michigan State

John Engler has gone from an embarrassment to the state of Michigan to a cocky & smug liability to Michigan State

I have always had special disdain for former Michigan governor John Engler. He was the grandfather of the corporatist right’s attacks on organized labor while he was in office and his repugnant legacy is something that we still deal with today. So I was shocked, dismayed, and outraged that the Michigan State University Board of Trustees chose Engler to be […]

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First Trump told union members they make too much money. Now he says they should cut their own throats.

First Trump told union members they make too much money. Now he says they should cut their own throats.

In August of 2015, the year before he was elected president, Donald Trump had a clear and concise message for auto workers: You make too much money. He said U.S. automakers could shift production away from Michigan to communities where autoworkers would make less. “You can go to different parts of the United States and then ultimately you’d do full-circle […]

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[PODCAST] How Tucker Carlson learned to love white genocide – with special guest Madeline Peltz from Media Matters for America

[PODCAST] How Tucker Carlson learned to love white genocide – with special guest Madeline Peltz from Media Matters for America

Madeline Peltz on Twitter: @PeltzMadeline Media Matters for America on Twitter: @mmfa Madeline Peltz at Media Matter for America: In unearthed audio, Tucker Carlson makes numerous misogynistic and perverted comments Eli Rosenberg at The Washington Post: Tucker Carlson says he’s the victim of a powerful bully. Meet the 24-year-old who found the tapes. Alice Marwick and Rebecca Lewis at Data […]

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[PODCAST] Good intentions vs. bad faith – with special guest Pat Garofalo, author of “The Billionaire Boondoggle”

[PODCAST] Good intentions vs. bad faith – with special guest Pat Garofalo, author of “The Billionaire Boondoggle”

Pat Garofalo on Twitter: @Pat_Garofalo Pat Garofalo’s website: PGarofalo.com Talk Poverty on Twitter here: @TalkPoverty The Talk Poverty website: TalkPoverty.org Sign up for “Billionaire Boondoggle”-related news from Pat’s newsletter HERE. It is now March, which means my book comes out this month. Pre-order a copy if you haven't already! https://t.co/60eso2Hkwy pic.twitter.com/o8NaETxPYB — Pat Garofalo (@Pat_Garofalo) March 1, 2019 Jordan Zakarin […]

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