Category: 2018

Donald Trump will definitely lose the popular vote by millions — and he could still definitely be ‘elected’ president

Donald Trump will definitely lose the popular vote by millions — and he could still definitely be ‘elected’ president

And the only thing you should be overwhelmed by is how much you can do to stop him This is your brain on polls. Just hours before Democrats swept into voting booths to gain full control of recent swing-state Virginia and the Kentucky governorship, polls from The New York Times Upshot and Siena College, which were quite accurate in 2018, […]

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The Trump Administration has no plan for the 21 million they hope to uninsure — but they do have a plan to gut Medicare

The Trump Administration has no plan for the 21 million they hope to uninsure — but they do have a plan to gut Medicare

Massive payoffs for the wealthy. Massive risks for everyone else. Hell for the most vulnerable. That’s the plan. Given the unrelenting string of horrors and high crimes coming out of the White House, you can be excused for missing two of the biggest stories of the year, with life-or-death consequences that could last the rest of our lives. As you […]

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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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What’s keeping Trump’s base in place? Strategic Racism

What’s keeping Trump’s base in place? Strategic Racism

The biggest mistake we can make is forgetting what Trump is good at Despite his relentless efforts to screw anyone who isn’t a billionaire and betray the nation in general, Donald Trump’s appeal to his shrinking party remains durable and inexplicable to many rational minds. Still, you can’t help but wonder where it comes from and how to undermine it […]

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Expecting the 2020 election to save us from Trump is the worst bet in American history

Expecting the 2020 election to save us from Trump is the worst bet in American history

Underestimating Trump’s advantages and motivations got us here and could cost us everything We need to be as determined to save our democracy as Donald Trump is to save his own ass. If we lose in 2020, the authoritarianism we’re already bumbling toward will become enforced by law. Trump will complete the Republican takeover of the federal judiciary and cement […]

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The two playbooks every progressive needs to win in 2020 and beyond

The two playbooks every progressive needs to win in 2020 and beyond

Brave New Words and Merge Left reveal how to engage our base, persuade the middle, and reveal the opposition for the outliers they are.                 The best thing you can do right now is subscribe to Anat Shenker-Osorio’s brilliant new podcast Brave New Words and pre-order Ian Haney López’s era-defining new book Merge […]

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In Michigan, we see how low Republicans will go to save gerrymandering

In Michigan, we see how low Republicans will go to save gerrymandering

More than 60% of Michigan voters demanded independent redistricting and the GOP minority is doing all it can to stop it I’d never seen a movement like Michigan’s Voters Not Politicians. In 2017, as Indivisible Groups were sprouting all over America and the Women’s March helped bring millions into the streets, Michiganders plotted to get a ballot initiative that would […]

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The antidote to Trump’s fascist hate rallies — knocking on doors

The antidote to Trump’s fascist hate rallies — knocking on doors

In the battle for brains, conversations fight fascism Fear makes people vote conservative. Donald Trump’s unique value proposition to the Republican Party is his shamelessness in giving voice to the fear that white political dominance is fading, a fear that has long guided conservative strategies to maintaining white power while representing fewer and fewer Americans — both in its demographics […]

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Legislative pre-brief. Lunch with the Democrat House of Representatives. Oval. Private Dining Room.

How to tell if you’re suffering from impeachmentphobia

Call your Member of Congress to ask if becoming catatonic in the face of massive corruption, collusion, and crimes is right for your country. At the Constitutional Convention, James Madison imagined impeachment as a relief from a chief executive who “might lose his capacity after his appointment. He might pervert his administration into a scheme of peculation or oppression. He might betray his […]

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Donald Trump earns the all-time record for starving workers of raises

Donald Trump earns the all-time record for starving workers of raises

From swiping overtime pay from 8 million to hiring foreign workers over Americans, Trump has always fought for your right to earn less. June 16, 2019 marks one of the darkest days for workers since the New Deal. We are now living in the longest period without a minimum wage increase in the history of the minimum wage. “This sad […]

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This is how Democrats could win the future — pretty cheaply

This is how Democrats could win the future — pretty cheaply

Michigan can be the model for turning purple and then red states back into functioning democracies. Your support of Eclectablog can help. Rep. Fred Upton is on the run. In 2017, he single-handedly kept Obamacare repeal alive with the “Upton Amendment” that made House Republicans more comfortable with gutting protections for Americans with pre-exisiting conditions. In 2019, he’s playing up […]

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