Category: 2020

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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#FlipThisHouse2020, Michigan! Episode 1: Representative Laurie Pohutsky (HD-19)

#FlipThisHouse2020, Michigan! Episode 1: Representative Laurie Pohutsky (HD-19)

This post is the first thread in Indivisible Michigan’s #FlipThisHouse2020 series. This one is on Representative Laurie Pohutsky (@lpohusky19), who is serving her first term representing HD-19 (Livonia). It was originally written for Medium and Twitter by Dave Wagner (@dbwagner104), who managed Representative Pohutsky’s 2018 campaign. The Medium post is HERE and the Twitter thread is HERE. “Laurie is a […]

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Why Mike Bloomberg is not Rick Snyder according Mark Schauer

Why Mike Bloomberg is not Rick Snyder according Mark Schauer

Mark Schauer on Twitter: @MarkSchauer Mark Schauer’s group Winning Connections on Twitter: @WinConInc Craig Mauger at The Detroit News: Bloomberg endorsed by ex-Rep. Schauer after spending against him in 2014 Michael Grunwald at Politico: Inside the war on coal – How Mike Bloomberg, red-state businesses, and a lot of Midwestern lawyers are changing American energy faster than you think. Progressives […]

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We CAN have nice things – with communications specialist Anat Shenker-Osorio

We CAN have nice things – with communications specialist Anat Shenker-Osorio

The winter 2020 Eclectablog/The GOTMFV Show podcast fundraiser is in progress. To support our important work, please click HERE. Anat Shenker-Osorio on Twitter: @anatosaurus Anat’s Brave New Words podcast page is HERE. Anat’s communications company is ASO Communications. Karlyn Borysenko on Medium: After Attending a Trump Rally, I Realized Democrats Are Not Ready For 2020 Ruy Teixeira at The Washington […]

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Everybody seems to be remarkably cool with the end of the rule of law in America

Everybody seems to be remarkably cool with the end of the rule of law in America

What’s the hurry? What if any pretense of rule of law in America were rapidly eroding and everyone was cool with it? That’s seems to what’s going on. Nicholas Grossman does an excellent job of laying out President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr’s multifarious assaults on the Constitution, which have only become more rapid and obvious since Trump’s […]

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Do you hear that? That’s the sound of people waking up politically and responding to their values

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of people waking up politically and responding to their values

As someone who heads up a County Democratic Party, I had first row seats to the the Blue Wave of 2018. It didn’t begin in 2018, of course. It began on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016. As a nation woke up to the terrifying reality that a misogynistic, racist show business conman had been elected as the President of the United […]

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Apps vs Paper Ballots

Preventing the Iowa Caucus Dumpster Fire in Michigan

After the Iowa Caucus disaster last week, I received many calls inquiring how we (Michigan election officials) were going to make sure Michigan’s primary election does not turn into an Iowa-level debacle. While there are many things that set Michigan apart from Iowa, at its core, the main reason this will not happen in Michigan is simple: Michigan has professionals […]

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Paper ballots > Apps — with special guest elections specialist Barb Byrum

Paper ballots > Apps — with special guest elections specialist Barb Byrum

Help The GOTMFV Show and Progressives Everywhere raise $10,000 for Run For Something candidates by Super Tuesday by clicking HERE. Barb Byrum on Twitter: @BarbByrum Barb Byrum at Eclectablog: Prepare yourselves: Michigan election results could be delayed. There is, however, a solution. Barb Byrum at Eclectablog: A Student’s Guide to Voting in Michigan Barb Byrum at Eclectablog: Republican state Senator […]

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