Author: Eclectablog

How billionaires gave us Reagan then Trump – with special guest Ian Haney-López

How billionaires gave us Reagan then Trump – with special guest Ian Haney-López

Ian Haney-López on Twitter: @IanHaneyLopez Ian Haney-López’s website: IanHaneyLopez.com Purchase Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America HERE. The Race-Class Narrative Academy can be found at Race-Class-Academy.com. Listen to Ezra Klein’s interview with Ian Haney-López — What Democrats got wrong about Hispanic voters — HERE. For more information on the Showtime documentary The Reagans, click HERE. […]

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And now we must live among the insurrectionists…

And now we must live among the insurrectionists…

The day following the 2016 election where Donald Trump was declared the winner despite receiving nearly 3 million fewer votes than Hillary Clinton, my wonderful monther-in-law wrote us, her kids and kids-in-law, a powerful email describing her sadness and fear. In it, she said this: You are all very much on my mind today, knowing you are deeply sad and […]

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“Two North” — A Christmas Story. MY Christmas Story.

“Two North” — A Christmas Story. MY Christmas Story.

“Two North” is a story about one Christmas when my mom was spending time on the psychiatric ward of our town’s hospital after trying to commit suicide to escape a physically-abusive husband. I was thirteen. It was a cataclysmic event in our lives but it brought us together into a two-person tribe like no other event ever has in my […]

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What you’re getting wrong about the DNC – with special guest David Atkins

What you’re getting wrong about the DNC – with special guest David Atkins

David Atkins on Twitter: @DavidOAtkins Essential Twitter thread 👇🏻 So…as a newly elected DNC member, I'd like to provide some insight on "the DNC" to folks who like to complain about "the DNC" and such. Because "the DNC" doesn't work how most folks who talk about it think it does. It's both better–and far worse–than you think. — David Atkins […]

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Lead, follow, or get out of the way – with special guest David Dayen

Lead, follow, or get out of the way – with special guest David Dayen

David Dayen on Twitter: @ddayen David Dayen at The American Prospect: It’s Not a Big Tech Crackdown, It’s an Anti-Monopoly Revolution The American Prospect on Twitter: @TheProspect The American Prospect online is at Prospect.org Read David Dayen’s daily Unsanitized COVID-19 report HERE. Just need a couple hundred more subscribers to hit our goal before the end of the year! If […]

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2,804,040 Michiganders v. Donald Trump – with special guest Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes

2,804,040 Michiganders v. Donald Trump – with special guest Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes

Lavora Barnes on Twitter: @LavoraBarnes Michigan Democratic Party on Twitter: @MichiganDems Michigan Democratic Party’s website: MichiganDems.com Support the Michigan Democratic Party by clicking HERE. Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: How The Biggest Swing State Swung Back to Democrats Help Progressives Everywhere support Pennsylvania Stands Up by clicking HERE. Progressives Everywhere’s website: ProgressivesEverywhere.org and ProgressiveseEerywhere.substack.com Sign up for the Progressives Everywhere […]

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The overt and disgusting hypocrisy, misogyny, and racism of Michigan’s GOP legislative “leadership”

The overt and disgusting hypocrisy, misogyny, and racism of Michigan’s GOP legislative “leadership”

Earlier this year, Michigan Republican Senator Peter Lucido appeared to suggest in public that a 22-year-old female Michigan Advance reporter would like to engage in a gangbang with a group of Catholic teen-aged boys. Here’s how Allison Donahue described Lucido’s disgusting remarks: After the Senate session ended and the chamber cleared out, a line of about 30 boys from Lucido’s […]

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Here’s why Michigan Republican Aaron Van Langevelde ACTUALLY dared to defy Trump

Here’s why Michigan Republican Aaron Van Langevelde ACTUALLY dared to defy Trump

The following essay was written by my pal Roger Kerson, an Ann Arbor-based writer and media strategist. Enjoy. After former Trump fixer Michael Cohen, who do you think is the second-most famous graduate of Cooley Law School? My money is on GOP attorney Aaron Van Langevelde. He cast the deciding vote to certify Joe Biden’s 154,000 vote-victory at the Michigan […]

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It’s time for progressives to take “yes” for an answer – wsg Anat Shenker-Osorio and Barb Byrum

It’s time for progressives to take “yes” for an answer – wsg Anat Shenker-Osorio and Barb Byrum

Anat Shenker-Osorio on Twitter: @anatosaurus Anat’s website: ASOcommunications.com Anat’s podcast: Words to Win By Read about the incredible work being done by Anat’s Race Class Narrative Action HERE. Barb Byrum on Twitter: @BarbByrum Watch Barb’s testimony in front of the Board of State Canvassers HERE. Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: Grassroots energy and GOP civil war in Georgia Help Progressives […]

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Michigan GOP Board of State Canvassers member Norman Shinkle: No hero for democracy

Michigan GOP Board of State Canvassers member Norman Shinkle: No hero for democracy

As news of Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers finally certifying Michigan’s 2020 election results sinks in, it’s worth drawing attention to the antics of hyper-partisan Board member Norman Shinkle in the process. While his Republican colleague Aaron Van Langevelde acted honorably, following Michigan’s law that requires the Board of State Canvassers to certify the election and voting YES to certify, […]

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Strictly scrutinizing Trump’s election con – with special guest law professor Leah Litman

Strictly scrutinizing Trump’s election con – with special guest law professor Leah Litman

Leah Litman on Twitter: @LeahLitman Strict Scrutiny podcast on Twitter: @StrictScrutiny_ The Strict Scrutiny podcast can be found at ScrictScrutinyPodcast.com Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: This is a no-brainer win for Dems… if they want it Progressives Everywhere’s website: ProgressivesEverywhere.org and ProgressiveseEerywhere.substack.com Sign up for the Progressives Everywhere newsletter HERE. Support Progressives Everywhere by becoming a Patreon donor HERE. Give […]

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