Author: Eclectablog

What will YOU do with your stimulus check?

What will YOU do with your stimulus check?

REMINDER: Nonprofit organizations need our help now more than ever Anti-poverty groups. Animal welfare organizations. Social justice warriors. Health and human services providers. Medical research causes. Environmental/conservation activists. These groups and others like them make up the miraculous quilt we call the nonprofit sector. Every day, while the rest of us go through our daily routines, the people who staff […]

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The fight to vote – with special guest elections attorney Marc E. Elias

The fight to vote – with special guest elections attorney Marc E. Elias

Marc E. Elias on Twitter: @marceelias Marc’s website: Democracy Docket Listen to Marc on David Plouffe’s Campaign HQ podcast HERE. Marc’s “four pillars to safeguard voting rights with vote by mail“: Postage must be free or prepaid by the government Ballots postmarked on or before Election Day must count Signature matching laws need to be reformed to protect voters Community […]

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Trump is weaponizing a global pandemic to win re-election

He isn’t just punishing Democratic governors, he’s setting himself up to be ‘the savior’ The events of the past week have me torn between conflicting emotions in a number of ways. Our very own @LOLGOP and his wife welcomed their new baby Winnie into their lives and home after a long a difficult path to parenthood which Jason wrote about […]

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“They literally made stuff up” – with Trump EPA whistleblower Jeff Alson

“They literally made stuff up” – with Trump EPA whistleblower Jeff Alson

Robinson Meyer at The Atlantic: ‘We Knew They Had Cooked the Books’ – The Trump administration’s attempt to kill one of America’s strongest climate policies has been a complete debacle. Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis at The Washington Post: Trump promised his mileage standards would make cars cheaper and safer. New documents raise doubts about that. Coral Davenport at The […]

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An inexplicable failure – with special guest Jeff Hauser

An inexplicable failure – with special guest Jeff Hauser

Jeff Hauser on Twitter: @JeffHauser The Revolving Door Project on Twitter: @RevolvingDoorDC The Revolving Door Project’s website: TheRevolvingDoorProject.org Jeff Hauser & Eleanor Eagan at The Daily Beast: Trump is Screwing Up His Response to the Coronavirus. House Democrats are Screwing Up their Response to Trump. America will have the worst #coronavirus outbreak in the developed world because we have the […]

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These are the swing voters who will decide the 2020 election – wsg Dr. Karthik Balasubramanian

These are the swing voters who will decide the 2020 election – wsg Dr. Karthik Balasubramanian

Dr. Karthik Balasubramanian on Twitter: @Data_Bala Dr. Karthik Balasubramanian’s website at Howard University is HERE. Dr. Karthik Balasubramanian at The New York Times: Democrats Are Ignoring the Voters Who Could Decide This Election Progressives Everywhere on Twitter: @Progressives50 Help Progressives Everywhere elect Terri LeGrand in North Carolina’s 31st State Senate District by clicking HERE. Progressives Everywhere’s website: ProgressivesEverywhere.org Support Progressives […]

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Michigan Republicans reintroduce Ted Nugent-approved bills to allow baiting of deer & elk and reduce fines to $1

Michigan Republicans reintroduce Ted Nugent-approved bills to allow baiting of deer & elk and reduce fines to $1

In September of last year, Ted Nugent, Michigan’s most embarrassing former resident, testified before the Michigan House Government Operations Committee in support of House Bill 4687 that would reverse a statewide ban on baiting deer and elk. Nugent told lawmakers that his personal hunting experiences make his opinions on this topic more valid than the peer-reviewed science. I’m not kidding: […]

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Trump’s sneaky assault on LGBTQ rights – with special guest activist & advocate Amy Hunter

Trump’s sneaky assault on LGBTQ rights – with special guest activist & advocate Amy Hunter

Amy Hunter on Twitter: @Amy10506 OutFront Kalamazoo’s website: OutFontKzoo.org Chris Savage at Eclectablog: LGBTQ Forum shocker: Proven voter model shows support for civil rights ballot initiative in Michigan at only 42% Chris Savage at Eclectablog: ERRATA: Correcting a misstatement in my reporting from Monday night’s LGBTQ forum in Ann Arbor The ACLU Michigan’s compendium of the Trump administration’s assaults on […]

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#FlipThisHouse2020, Michigan! Episode 1: Representative Laurie Pohutsky (HD-19)

#FlipThisHouse2020, Michigan! Episode 1: Representative Laurie Pohutsky (HD-19)

This post is the first thread in Indivisible Michigan’s #FlipThisHouse2020 series. This one is on Representative Laurie Pohutsky (@lpohusky19), who is serving her first term representing HD-19 (Livonia). It was originally written for Medium and Twitter by Dave Wagner (@dbwagner104), who managed Representative Pohutsky’s 2018 campaign. The Medium post is HERE and the Twitter thread is HERE. “Laurie is a […]

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Why Mike Bloomberg is not Rick Snyder according Mark Schauer

Why Mike Bloomberg is not Rick Snyder according Mark Schauer

Mark Schauer on Twitter: @MarkSchauer Mark Schauer’s group Winning Connections on Twitter: @WinConInc Craig Mauger at The Detroit News: Bloomberg endorsed by ex-Rep. Schauer after spending against him in 2014 Michael Grunwald at Politico: Inside the war on coal – How Mike Bloomberg, red-state businesses, and a lot of Midwestern lawyers are changing American energy faster than you think. Progressives […]

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In a hyper-partisan time, Michigan’s cat “declawing” ban bill is a place for unity for all the right reasons

In a hyper-partisan time, Michigan’s cat “declawing” ban bill is a place for unity for all the right reasons

I have a confession to make: I have had several cats “declawed” in my life. Of all the things I have done, this is something I am most regretful for. Why? Because, as Molly Tamulevich, the state director for the Michigan branch of the Humane Society of the United States, told me, “Declawing a cat is much more than a […]

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