Author: Eclectablog

GOP Senate candidate John James wants you to think he’s not Trump’s lackey. Don’t buy it.

GOP Senate candidate John James wants you to think he’s not Trump’s lackey. Don’t buy it.

By now you’ve probably heard the quote from John James that he supports Donald Trump’s agenda “2000 percent“. The failed Republican candidate wanted desperately to ride Trump’s coattails into the U.S. Senate but was subsequently beaten soundly by Debbie Stabenow in 2018. Lately, however, James has changed his tune. With polling showing Donald Trump down by as much as ten […]

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Letting the vulnerable die – with special guest Sawyer Hackett, spokesperson for Sec. Julián Castro

Letting the vulnerable die – with special guest Sawyer Hackett, spokesperson for Sec. Julián Castro

Sawyer Hackett on Twitter: @SawyerHackett Sec. Castro on Twitter: @JulianCastro Democrats can’t win in 2020 without Latino voters—and we can’t start organizing Latino communities in October. Support @latinovictoryus and help mobilize Latino voters. https://t.co/L5zzmi2Sud — Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) May 4, 2020 Increased policing has often meant disproportionate policing of Black and Brown people—“social distance enforcement” is no different. The Democratic […]

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Republican Senate candidate John James ignores Michigan but galavants around the U.S. for super-conservative endorsements & cash

Republican Senate candidate John James ignores Michigan but galavants around the U.S. for super-conservative endorsements & cash

It’s been many a moon since Michigan Republicans have put up any sort of legitimate candidate for U.S. Senate. In 1996, Ronna Romney, the mother of RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel, got crushed by Carl Levin who had trounced Bill Schuette six years before. He went on to beat Rocky Raczkowski and Jack Hoogendyk before retiring. The seat is now […]

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An authoritarian P.T. Barnum – with special guest rhetoric professor Jennifer Mercieca

An authoritarian P.T. Barnum – with special guest rhetoric professor Jennifer Mercieca

Jennifer Mercieca on Twitter: @jenmercieca Jennifer Mercieca’s website: JenniferMercieca.com Pre-purchase Jennifer Mercieca’s book Demagogue for President: The Rhetorical Genius of Donald Trump HERE Progressives Everywhere on Twitter: @Progressives50 Help Progressives Everywhere elect Christine Morse to Michigan’s 61st House District by clicking HERE and to support service workers and artists impacted by the coronavirus epidemic by clicking HERE. Chris Savage at […]

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This week’s rally at the Michigan Capitol Building wasn’t protesting. It was terrorism.

This week’s rally at the Michigan Capitol Building wasn’t protesting. It was terrorism.

By now you have likely heard about the gathering of a couple hundred self-proclaimed “patriot” protesters who stormed the Capitol Building in Lansing, Michigan yesterday to demand that our Governor loosen restrictions further and earlier than she already has. The restrictions require non-essential workers to stay home and for those who must go out in public to wear masks to […]

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A terrifying gift – with special guest historian and journalist David M. Perry

A terrifying gift – with special guest historian and journalist David M. Perry

David M. Perry on Twitter: @Lollardfish David M. Perry at CNN.com: Today’s biggest act of patriotic love David M. Perry’s interview with Julián Castro at Gen is HERE. Other good historians to follow on Twitter are Monica H. Green (@MonicaMedHist)and Matt Gabriele (@Prof_Gabriele.) Progressives Everywhere on Twitter: @Progressives50 Help Progressives Everywhere elect progressives everywhere, especially those running against Republicans who […]

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Why Wall Street LOVES this pandemic – with special guest David Dayen of The American Prospect

Why Wall Street LOVES this pandemic – with special guest David Dayen of The American Prospect

David Dayen on Twitter: @DDayen The American Prospect online is at Prospect.org. The American Prospect on Twitter: @TheProspect Purchase David Dayen’s first book Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud HERE. [email protected] is coming in July, you can order at Indiebound or wherever you get books. https://t.co/k1j3JF5iGR — David Dayen (@ddayen) April 18, 2020 […]

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Why is COVID-19 so deadly for Black people? wsg Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist

Why is COVID-19 so deadly for Black people? wsg Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist on Twitter: @LtGovGilchrist More than 40% of coronavirus deaths in Michigan have been Black residents, yet our state’s Black population is only 14%. That’s why I’m leading the Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities to tackle this injustice now and in the future. #StandTALL pic.twitter.com/E7d68Xjkhy — Garlin Gilchrist II (@LtGovGilchrist) April 9, 2020 For information about […]

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A Sinister Iron March of Fascism: An Examination of the Neo-Nazi Iron March Forum

A Sinister Iron March of Fascism: An Examination of the Neo-Nazi Iron March Forum

The following essay was written by Nicholas Golina, a cofounder of Momentum Advocacy. He is the Analytics Director for the Jessica Scarane Campaign for US Senate and works for multiple other organizations including The Morgan Harper Campaign for Congress, Ohio for Bernie, and WolfPAC Ohio. He is also a graduate student at Kent State University in Data Science with his […]

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The one thing Donald Trump has done that surprised me – wsg Michael Grunwald from Politico

The one thing Donald Trump has done that surprised me – wsg Michael Grunwald from Politico

Michael Grunwald on Twitter: @MikeGrunwald Buy Michael Grunwald’s book The New New Deal in paperback HERE and for Kindle HERE. Buy Michael Grunwald’s book The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise HERE. Michael Grunwald at Politico: The corporate bailout doesn’t include the limits Democrats promised Michael Grunwald at Politico: What Trump’s Trillion-Dollar Bailout Gets Right, and Wrong […]

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I’m an ER doc. Here’s how Trump’s catastrophic failures endanger health workers and patients.

I’m an ER doc. Here’s how Trump’s catastrophic failures endanger health workers and patients.

Today’s post was written by Dr. Rob Davidson, executive director of the Committee to Protect Medicare. Dr. Davidson got national attention recently when he confronted Vice President Mike Pence over the Trump administration’s attacks on healthcare, particularly Medicaid: 1/2 I just ran into @VP Mike Pence at the Drake Diner in Des Moines. I confronted him about his damaging health […]

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