Author: Eclectablog

A #CleanSlate in every state – with special guest Rebecca Vallas from the Center for American Progress and host of the Off Kilter Show

A #CleanSlate in every state – with special guest Rebecca Vallas from the Center for American Progress and host of the Off Kilter Show

REMINDER: Our Eclectablog/GOTMFV Show fundraiser is Friday, November 30th at The Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti. Please join us and support the blog and pod. Sponsorships are ENCOURAGED! All the details are HERE. Rebecca Vallas on Twitter: @RebeccaVallas The Off Kilter Show on Twitter: @OffKilterShow MUST LISTEN episode of the Off Kilter Show (referenced heavily during the interview with Rebecca): Christopher […]

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Eclectablog 2018 Annual Fundraiser update: Additional guest – progressive attorney Mark Brewer – and our 1st round of sponsors!

Eclectablog 2018 Annual Fundraiser update: Additional guest – progressive attorney Mark Brewer – and our 1st round of sponsors!

Lots of news to share with you about our Eclectablog 2018 Annual Fundraiser on Friday, November 30th at the Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti. First, we are thrilled to announce that, in addition to Jordan Zakarin from Progressives Everywhere, we will also have superstar progressive attorney and former Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer joining us. While the passage of Proposition […]

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From resisting to insisting – With Leah Greenberg from the Indivisible Team

From resisting to insisting – With Leah Greenberg from the Indivisible Team

REMINDER: Our Eclectablog/GOTMFV Show fundraiser is Friday, November 30th at The Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti. Please join us and support the blog and pod. Sponsorships are ENCOURAGED! All the details are HERE. Osita Nwanevu at The New Yorker: Indivisible, an Early Anti-Trump Group, Plans for a Democratic Future Benjy Sarlin at NBC News: Key ‘resistance’ group plots how newly elected […]

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Announcing the 2018 Eclectablog Annual Fundraising Party with special guest Jordan Zakarin from Progressives Everywhere!

Announcing the 2018 Eclectablog Annual Fundraising Party with special guest Jordan Zakarin from Progressives Everywhere!

We normally do our fundraiser in late spring but some health issues on my end foiled that plan. Then came the midterm election. Then came the general election. So, now that the dust has settled, we are finally getting the opportunity to hold our annual fundraiser. And we NEED to! Our coffers are nearly depleted! This year we’re thrilled to […]

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Michigan Senate Republicans only allow their Democratic colleagues half the resources to serve their constituents

Michigan Senate Republicans only allow their Democratic colleagues half the resources to serve their constituents

Perusing the Facebook pages of some of the Democrats who won their elections last week, I came across a post by Jeff Irwin, the newly-minted Democratic Senator in Michigan’s 18th state Senate district. In it, he reveals that Democratic members of the state Senate are given $129,700 plus two staff benefit packages (for two staff members.) Republican senators, in sharp […]

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How to beat corporate PAC money – with special guest Sean McElwee from Data for Progress

How to beat corporate PAC money – with special guest Sean McElwee from Data for Progress

[T]he three main factors of the election last week seem to be (1) Trump repulsing everyone but billionaires, temporarily embarrassed billionaires and white people who’ve never slept in a dorm, (2) historic turnout for a midterm fed by massive  organizing efforts like the Women’s March and Indivisible and (3) Democrats magnifying their reach by donating everywhere. The Cook Report’s Dave […]

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The Great Lakes State’s electoral blue wave crashed on the breakwall of Republican gerrymandering – AGAIN

The Great Lakes State’s electoral blue wave crashed on the breakwall of Republican gerrymandering – AGAIN

The biggest and most profound victory in Michigan on Election Day was, for me at least (and LOLGOP chides me about mentioning this on the pod all the time) that Michigan’s Bigot-in-Chief, Bill Schuette is being replaced as Attorney General by lesbian attorney Dana Nessel. Dana is the amazing woman who helped bring marriage equality to the USA, something Schuette […]

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Vote the WHOLE ballot; the whole ballot MATTERS! with special guest Andy Slavitt

Vote the WHOLE ballot; the whole ballot MATTERS! with special guest Andy Slavitt

One thing Jesus was clear about was how he felt about starving migrants—feed them. He was—as far as this fellow Jew can tell—far less clear about how he felt about the baking of gay wedding cakes. Yet I see no conservative Christians making a religious stand for migrants. So, let’s stop pretending these concerns are religious. It’s all about race […]

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Michigan Republican Party creates front groups to fund effort to promote a Green Party candidate and draw votes from Democrat Gretchen Whitmer

Michigan Republican Party creates front groups to fund effort to promote a Green Party candidate and draw votes from Democrat Gretchen Whitmer

The stench of desperation has overcome the Michigan Republican Party. As I reported yesterday, they sent mailers to the districts of three of their House candidates claiming they are endorsed by the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM). They are not and, in fact, in two of those races, the POAM actually endorsed the Democratic candidate. Today I have evidence […]

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Michigan Republican Party sent out political mailers lying about their candidates’ endorsements in three state House races

Michigan Republican Party sent out political mailers lying about their candidates’ endorsements in three state House races

The Michigan Republican Party has been caught sending out misinformation about their candidates in three State House races. Mailers sent by the MRP claim three of their candidates, Annette Glenn in the 98th House District, Dave Morgan in the 62nd House District, and Andrea Schroeder in the 43rd House District, were endorsed by the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM). […]

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UPDATED: Vice President Mike Pence invites Christian “rabbi” formerly of Jews for Jesus to give the invocation during Michigan campaign stop

UPDATED: Vice President Mike Pence invites Christian “rabbi” formerly of Jews for Jesus to give the invocation during Michigan campaign stop

I don’t know how to describe this exactly. It may be the most insulting thing anyone in the Trump administration or campaign has done to Jewish Americans. Mike Pence invited “Rabbi” Loren Jacobs to give the invocation at his Michigan campaign stop today. Jacobs is actually a Christian who leads a group who call themselves Messianic Jews. He spent eight […]

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