Author: Eclectablog

If it looks like partisan hackery, it probably is – with special guest Christopher Kang from Demand Justice

If it looks like partisan hackery, it probably is – with special guest Christopher Kang from Demand Justice

Christopher Kang on Twitter: @cdkang76 Demand Justice on Twitter: @WeDemandJustice Demand Justice’s website: DemandJustice.org Dahlia Lithwick at Slate: There’s a Reason Biden Has Been Slow to Install Judges Nick Corasaniti at The New York Times: Georgia G.O.P. Passes Major Law to Limit Voting Amid Nationwide Push Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: How Activists Are Fighting Georgia’s New Jim Crow Laws […]

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UPDATED x4: Michigan-based political consultant TJ Bucholz revealed as a sexual harasser by multiple women

UPDATED x4: Michigan-based political consultant TJ Bucholz revealed as a sexual harasser by multiple women

A young woman is called into her boss’s office and she’s instructed to close the door. She asks what he needs. He doesn’t respond, he simply sits there with his mouth hanging open and very obviously ogles her body, looking her up and down. He then dismisses her. It’s not the first time this has happened to her and it […]

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We have a moral obligation – with special guest Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

We have a moral obligation – with special guest Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Debbie Dingell on Twitter: @RepDebDingell Debbie Dingell’s website is HERE. Press release: Dingell, Jayapal and more than 100 Co-Sponsors Introduce Medicare For All Act of 2019 Dan Diamond at The Washington Post: House Democrats bring back Medicare-for-all, seeking to push Biden left Melissa Nann Burke at The Detroit News: Dingell provision in Violence Against Women Act again draws NRA ire […]

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It’s time to question those assumptions – with special guest Stephen Miles from Win Without War

It’s time to question those assumptions – with special guest Stephen Miles from Win Without War

Stephen Miles on Twitter: @SPMiles42 Win Without War on Twitter: @WinWithoutWar Win Without War’s website: WinWithoutWar.org Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Rebecca Traister at Intelligencer: Abuse and Power — Andrew Cuomo’s governorship has been defined by cruelty that disguised chronic mismanagement. Why was that celebrated for so long? Progressives Everywhere’s website: ProgressivesEverywhere.org and ProgressiveseEerywhere.substack.com Sign up for the Progressives Everywhere […]

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Primetime for Amazon’s workers – with special guest Labor journalist & author Steven Greenhouse

Primetime for Amazon’s workers – with special guest Labor journalist & author Steven Greenhouse

Steven Greenhouse on Twitter: @greenhousenyt Buy Steven Greenhouse’s book Beaten Down, Worked Up HERE. Steven Greenhouse at The Prospect: ‘Everyone in the Community Is Cheering Us On’ Steven Greenhouse at the Los Angeles Times: How workers at one Amazon warehouse could change the union landscape Karen Weise at The New York Times: Pushed by Pandemic, Amazon Goes on a Hiring […]

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Is Republican Congressman Tim Walberg threatening donors with his political power?

Is Republican Congressman Tim Walberg threatening donors with his political power?

In the past few weeks, Republican Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) has made public statements about being “cancelled” — the latest GOP buzzword for being held accountable by your constituents — that suggest that he will use his position on powerful House committees to punish the corporate donors who will no longer fund his political campaigns due to his signing onto […]

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Voting Rights for President! – with special guest Anat Shenker-Osorio

Voting Rights for President! – with special guest Anat Shenker-Osorio

Anat Shenker-Osorio on Twitter: @anatosaurus Anat’s website: ASOcommunications.com Anat’s podcast: Words to Win By We Make the Future’s new website: WeMaketheFuture.us Molly Ball at Time: The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election Alexander Burns at The New York Times: How Democrats Planned for Doomsday Dante Chinni at NBC News: The GOP is rapidly becoming the […]

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In the Hunger Games for COVID-19 vaccines, White Republicans work to keep Black Michiganders on the losing side

In the Hunger Games for COVID-19 vaccines, White Republicans work to keep Black Michiganders on the losing side

In Washtenaw County where I live, the COVID-19 infection rate of Black residents is 13%, about the same as the percentage of Black residents int the county (12.3%). However, of the people who are hospitalized, 27% are Black and Black residents are 23% of those who die from virus. Worse yet, statewide, less than 5% of the people who have […]

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Parents & school administrators agree: Michigan Republicans are holding children hostage for political power

Parents & school administrators agree: Michigan Republicans are holding children hostage for political power

Nearly two months ago, the federal government made billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief funds available to the states. Michigan is in line for over $5 billion in relief funding, including $2.1 billion to re-open schools in our state. However, so far, none of that money has been allocated and, if its not used by the end of March, we […]

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Michigan Dems stick with the proven leadership of Lavora Barnes in a show of unity and actual solidarity

Michigan Dems stick with the proven leadership of Lavora Barnes in a show of unity and actual solidarity

This past weekend, Michigan Democrats pulled off a remarkable feat: they held a statewide convention to choose leadership for issue caucus groups, Congressional District organizations, and the top spots in the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) itself completely remotely. The event went remarkably smoothly. MDP staff were present in the various meetings to assist with voting and other procedural issues that […]

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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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