Author: Eclectablog

The Detroit News struggles to find critics of Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit’s progressives policies

The Detroit News struggles to find critics of Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit’s progressives policies

When a Trump-supporting bail bondsman is your chief critic, that says … everything I don’t typically write about the failings of mainstream media sources because, in general, I think they do a pretty good job, considering the environment they are working in. But an article in this morning’s edition of The Detroit News is so bad that it warrants comment. […]

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The Vaccination Hunger Games – with special guest Michigan State Senator Jeff Irwin

The Vaccination Hunger Games – with special guest Michigan State Senator Jeff Irwin

Jeff Irwin on Twitter: @JeffMIrwin Jeff Irwin’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/SenatorIrwin Jeff Irwin’s website: IrwinForSenate.com The Oversight Committee is meeting again to call into question the results of the election. Instead of talking about fixing unemployment or how to open schools safely, we are here to advance Republican party politics with baseless and non-specific allegations of fraud. pic.twitter.com/1TB9lZyUU2 — Jeff Irwin […]

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It’s an Apocalyptic Death Cult – with special guest Sarah Kendzior

It’s an Apocalyptic Death Cult – with special guest Sarah Kendzior

Sarah Kendzior on Twitter: @SarahKendzior Sarah Kendzior’s website: SarahKendzior.com The Gaslit Nation podcast on Twitter: @gaslitnation The Gaslit Nation podcast’s website: GaslitNationPod.com Support Sarah’s work by becoming a Patreon HERE. Buy Sarah Kendzior’s book The View from Flyover Country HERE. Preorder Sarah Kendzior’s book Hiding in Plain Sight HERE. Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: Democrats […]

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Congressional Sedition Caucus members like Tim Walberg are terrified of their constituents

Congressional Sedition Caucus members like Tim Walberg are terrified of their constituents

When Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court to disenfranchise voters in four states, including Michigan, by overturning the will of the voters in electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the 2020 election, few people in the 7th Congressional District were surprised to learn that their “representative” Tim Walberg had signed on to […]

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The Big Lie predated Trump – with special guest Ari Berman

The Big Lie predated Trump – with special guest Ari Berman

Ari Berman on Twitter: @AriBerman Buy Ari’s book Give Us The Ballot HERE. Ari Berman at Mother Jones: After Trump Failed to Overturn the 2020 Election, Republicans Are Trying to Steal the Next One Ari Berman at Mother Jones: How Joe Biden Can Reverse Republican Attacks on Democracy Ari Berman at Mother Jones: The Insurrection Was Put Down. The GOP […]

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The attack on public education is an attack on democracy – with special guest Jennifer Berkshire

The attack on public education is an attack on democracy – with special guest Jennifer Berkshire

Jennifer Berkshire on Twitter: @BisforBerkshire The Have You Heard podcast on Twitter: @HaveYouHeardPod Support the Have You Heard podcast by becoming a Patreon sponsor HERE. Buy A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door at wolfattheschoolhousedoor.com Veena Dubal and Juliet B. Schor at The New York Times: Gig Workers Are Employees. Start Treating Them That Way. Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: Prop […]

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Republicans willing to risk the lives and health of Michiganders to spit in the face of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Republicans willing to risk the lives and health of Michiganders to spit in the face of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Michigan Republicans have a long history of being on the wrong side of many of the issues the citizens of Michigan care most about. From education to privatizing essential government services like prisons and schools, they have invariably sided with the corporatists who stand to benefit most from shifting tax dollars to corporate bank accounts. I thought I had seen […]

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It’s time to pass the Raise the Wage Act for a $15 federal minimum wage

It’s time to pass the Raise the Wage Act for a $15 federal minimum wage

The following essay was written by David Williams. David is a McDonald’s worker from Detroit who makes only $10/hour. He is a leader in the Fight for $15 and a Union. Suffice it say, David speaks for me and for many of us. In July 2019, working people across the country cheered when the U.S. House of Representatives passed the […]

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Governor’s prescription drug task force report lights the way to lower prescription costs for Michiganders

Governor’s prescription drug task force report lights the way to lower prescription costs for Michiganders

In February of last year, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer convened a task force to study the causes of increasing prescription drug costs and to make recommendations to solve this intractable problem. Today, the task force released its report and it has a number of steps the state government can take help get control over drug prices which are rising much […]

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An educator’s hope for the next two years

An educator’s hope for the next two years

The following essay was written by Tina Beveridge. Tina is a veteran music educator of 17 years and is currently a 2nd year PhD student in music education at the University of Miami. It was first posted on her own blog Insert brilliant title here… Reader, I’m not going to lie. I felt an enormous weight lift when President Biden […]

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We don’t know sh!t about the Capitol Coup… yet – with very special guest Marcy Wheeler

We don’t know sh!t about the Capitol Coup… yet – with very special guest Marcy Wheeler

Marcy Wheeler on Twitter: @emptywheel Marcy Wheeler’s website: EmptyWheel.net Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: In November, Emmet Sullivan suggested he might not be done with DOJ and Mike Flynn Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: “Stand back and stand by”: The Proud Boys node of the January 6 attack Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: These Elected Officials Were […]

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