Category: 2020

The GOP wants to steal the November election — and they’ll restart the COVID-19 pandemic to do it

The GOP wants to steal the November election — and they’ll restart the COVID-19 pandemic to do it

And here’s the plan Democrats must embrace to stop them Even if no one dies from the GOP unnecessarily sending Wisconsinites to the polls on Tuesday, it was still a crime against humanity. It was a crime that targeted not only the black and poor voters likely to vote Democratic and the poll workers risking their lives but also, to […]

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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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What will YOU do with your stimulus check?

What will YOU do with your stimulus check?

REMINDER: Nonprofit organizations need our help now more than ever Anti-poverty groups. Animal welfare organizations. Social justice warriors. Health and human services providers. Medical research causes. Environmental/conservation activists. These groups and others like them make up the miraculous quilt we call the nonprofit sector. Every day, while the rest of us go through our daily routines, the people who staff […]

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Trump is weaponizing a global pandemic to win re-election

He isn’t just punishing Democratic governors, he’s setting himself up to be ‘the savior’ The events of the past week have me torn between conflicting emotions in a number of ways. Our very own @LOLGOP and his wife welcomed their new baby Winnie into their lives and home after a long a difficult path to parenthood which Jason wrote about […]

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Disinfecting wipes to combat COVID-19 with absent voting

COVID-19 and Election Administration

May Special Election to be a mail election as a result of COVID-19. Yesterday morning, the Office of Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson issued a news release that her office will mail an application for an absent voter ballot to all qualified registered voters who have a May Special Election.  Michigan Law requires that voters submit a written request […]

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This may be the worst thing Trump has said since the COVID-19 outbreak began

This may be the worst thing Trump has said since the COVID-19 outbreak began

It’s not just that he’s doing everything wrong; it’s that he knows he is. History will likely note that every time Donald Trump spoke about the novel coronavirus now spreading across this nation, he made the situation worse. There was this president’s constant campaign to downplay the effect of the virus: 19 times Trump downplayed the coronavirushttps://t.co/fswjvFlRoS pic.twitter.com/ucwyEvoVCg — The […]

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These are the swing voters who will decide the 2020 election – wsg Dr. Karthik Balasubramanian

These are the swing voters who will decide the 2020 election – wsg Dr. Karthik Balasubramanian

Dr. Karthik Balasubramanian on Twitter: @Data_Bala Dr. Karthik Balasubramanian’s website at Howard University is HERE. Dr. Karthik Balasubramanian at The New York Times: Democrats Are Ignoring the Voters Who Could Decide This Election Progressives Everywhere on Twitter: @Progressives50 Help Progressives Everywhere elect Terri LeGrand in North Carolina’s 31st State Senate District by clicking HERE. Progressives Everywhere’s website: ProgressivesEverywhere.org Support Progressives […]

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Money still dominates our politics — even if it didn’t buy Bloomberg the presidency

Money still dominates our politics — even if it didn’t buy Bloomberg the presidency

Blowing enough to buy 20 swing state houses in 90 days shows how cheap it is for billionaires to buy power Whoever convinced Michael Bloomberg to show up at the Democratic debates owes the former mayor a half a billion dollars — and America owes that person a huge debt of gratitude. The campaign is dead and the “rot of […]

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Trump spent three years weakening our immune system, then came the coronavirus

Trump spent three years weakening our immune system, then came the coronavirus

Pandemics don’t care about Trump’s feelings Many people have noted that Donald Trump’s luckiest break as president was not succeeding in repealing the Affordable Care Act. Barack Obama suffered the political consequences of expanding insurance coverage to 20 million Americans. Taking it away from a comparable number would almost certainly mean political consequences even worse than the biggest House midterm […]

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Mail or drop off your absent voter ballot to your local clerk

FAQ:  Ballots and Voting 

Super Tuesday is coming up and so is the Michigan March 10th Presidential Primary Election! What happens if my candidate dropped out of the race for president? The list of candidates for the March 10th Presidential Primary was finalized on December 13, 2019 and ballots for this election went to print by mid-January.  If you see your candidate on your […]

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Multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos wants to help solve climate change (as long as it makes him even more rich)

Multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos wants to help solve climate change (as long as it makes him even more rich)

There’s no doubt that corporations have a major hold on our daily lives. They spend millions of dollars on lobbying efforts to continuously drive up their profits, often to the detriment of ordinary mortals like us. These companies have huge swaying power in our political sphere, which renders the interest of the voters almost meaningless in the eyes of politicians. […]

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