Author: Eclectablog

GASLIGHT ALERT: Dozens of Republicans ARE in the room during the impeachment hearings

GASLIGHT ALERT: Dozens of Republicans ARE in the room during the impeachment hearings

Republicans are trying to overturn the results of the 2018 election Because Republicans lost the House of Representatives in 2018, they are no longer in the majority and, because of this, Democrats control the impeachment process that is now underway. To hear Republicans and Fox News tell it, they are engaged in an unconstitutional process (that is actually IN the […]

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John James’ and other Michigan GOP connections to indicted Ukrainian criminals Lev Parnas & Igor Fruman raise questions

John James’ and other Michigan GOP connections to indicted Ukrainian criminals Lev Parnas & Igor Fruman raise questions

Earlier this month, Ukrainian “businessmen” Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were arrested at Dulles International Airport. They were apprehended as they were attempting to leave the country on one-way tickets on a Lufthansa Airlines flight to Frankfurt after having lunch with Rudy Giuliani. The two were indicted on campaign finance crimes: The indictment of the two men, Lev Parnas and […]

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Kicking mass incarceration with Eli Savit, progressive candidate for Washtenaw County Prosecutor

Kicking mass incarceration with Eli Savit, progressive candidate for Washtenaw County Prosecutor

Eli Savit on Twitter: @EliNSavit Eli Savit’s campaign website: Eli2020.com Eli Savit’s University of Michigan Law School faculty bio is HERE. Ryan Stanton at MLive: Reformist candidate launches campaign for Washtenaw County prosecutor Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Progressives Everywhere on Twitter: @Progressives50 Progressives Everywhere website: ProgressivesEverywhere.org Help Progressives Everywhere support progressives who are primarying not-progressive Democrats by clicking HERE. […]

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The One University coalition of Univ. of Michigan students and allies push the Board of Regents for equity for Flint & Dearborn students

The One University coalition of Univ. of Michigan students and allies push the Board of Regents for equity for Flint & Dearborn students

Over the past year, a coalition of University of Michigan students, faculty, and allies have formed a coalition called One University to push the university to more fully and equitably fund and support the students at their Flint and Dearborn campuses. Students at these campuses pay 80% of the tuition fees that their counterparts in Ann Arbor pay yet they […]

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The evolution of inequality – with special guest Prof. Gabriel Zucman, the most viral economist of 2019

The evolution of inequality – with special guest Prof. Gabriel Zucman, the most viral economist of 2019

Gabriel Zucman on Twitter: @Gabriel_Zucman Buy The Triumph of Injustice – How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay HERE. Christopher Ingraham at The Washington Post: For the first time in history, U.S. billionaires paid a lower tax rate than the working class last year https://t.co/v6LPTxDRce is now LIVE! ūü•≥ It's an open-source & user-friendly simulator allowing […]

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Eclectablog 2019 annual fundraiser party – support Words That Can Save Democracy

Eclectablog 2019 annual fundraiser party – support Words That Can Save Democracy

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Happy birthday, Vlad – with special guest Sarah Kendzior

Happy birthday, Vlad – with special guest Sarah Kendzior

Sarah Kendzior on Twitter: @SarahKendzior Sarah Kendzior’s website: SarahKendzior.com Buy Sarah Kendzior’s book The View from Flyover Country HERE. Coming in 2020. Pre-order it here:https://t.co/exiGEvXgFq pic.twitter.com/fFj62xlrOc — Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) September 7, 2019 Sarah Kendzior’s podcast with Andrea Chalupa: Gaslit Nation Gaslit Nation on Twitter: @GaslitNation Gaslit Nation’s interview with Alexandra Chalupa is HERE. Desmond Butler, Michael Biesecker, and Richard […]

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Indiana was the 2nd state to pass an emergency manager law and 2nd state to realize it doesn’t solve their problems

Indiana was the 2nd state to pass an emergency manager law and 2nd state to realize it doesn’t solve their problems

Back in 2012, Indiana became the second state after Michigan to pass an emergency manager law that allows the state to take control from locally, democratically elected leaders and put it into the hands of an appointed bureaucrat. The law covers any ‚Äúdistressed political subdivision‚ÄĚ which, like in Michigan, includes municipalities or school districts. Furthermore, Indiana’s Emergency Managers have the […]

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Rep. Elissa Slotkin gets GOP MI-08 challenger who “would probably move” into the district if she’s elected. Probably.

Rep. Elissa Slotkin gets GOP MI-08 challenger who “would probably move” into the district if she’s elected. Probably.

Elissa Slotkin’s victory in 2018 to become the member of Congress of Michigan’s 8th District was probably the poster child for the ascendancy of Democratic voters after the election of Donald Trump. She defeated the Chief Pocket Lint Wrangler for billionaire Matty Moroun, Republican Mike Bishop, in a quite red district Bishop should easily have won. It took time, but […]

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“He tweets, I work” – with special guest Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib

“He tweets, I work” – with special guest Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib

Rashida Tlaib on Twitter: @RashidaTlaib Rashida Tlaib’s campaign website: RashidaForCongress Rashida Tlaib’s Congressional website: Tlaib.House.gov This was my gift to my new member class. "To sin by silence, when we should protest, makes cowards out of men." – from Ella Wheeler Wilcox's poem Protest. I am making sure we know our power in Congress to hold corrupt elected officials accountable. […]

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#ScienceResistance — Scientists from air quality panel disbanded by Trump’s EPA: Screw you, we’re meeting anyway

#ScienceResistance — Scientists from air quality panel disbanded by Trump’s EPA: Screw you, we’re meeting anyway

The Clean Air Act requires U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set National Ambient Air Quality Standards for pollutants that are considered harmful to the public and environment. In order to do this, the EPA has a long history of including the advice of independent groups of scientists. However, in October of 2018, Trump’s EPA administrator, Andrew Wheeler, appointed a […]

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