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Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases

In the Coronavirus crisis, look for the “Nurturers”

In a time when our national leadership is glaringly, terrifyingly absent–and in fact, has made a horrific situation even worse, if that’s possible–I’ve been most impressed with the abundance of natural leaders emerging all around us… Chefs like Cleveland’s Michael Symon, who is offering free cooking lessons on the Food Network’s Facebook feed every day at 5pm. He’s focusing on […]

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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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An inexplicable failure – with special guest Jeff Hauser

An inexplicable failure – with special guest Jeff Hauser

Jeff Hauser on Twitter: @JeffHauser The Revolving Door Project on Twitter: @RevolvingDoorDC The Revolving Door Project’s website: TheRevolvingDoorProject.org Jeff Hauser & Eleanor Eagan at The Daily Beast: Trump is Screwing Up His Response to the Coronavirus. House Democrats are Screwing Up their Response to Trump. America will have the worst #coronavirus outbreak in the developed world because we have 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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Michigan Republicans reintroduce Ted Nugent-approved bills to allow baiting of deer & elk and reduce fines to $1

Michigan Republicans reintroduce Ted Nugent-approved bills to allow baiting of deer & elk and reduce fines to $1

In September of last year, Ted Nugent, Michigan’s most embarrassing former resident, testified before the Michigan House Government Operations Committee in support of House Bill 4687 that would reverse a statewide ban on baiting deer and elk. Nugent told lawmakers that his personal hunting experiences make his opinions on this topic more valid than the peer-reviewed science. I’m not kidding: […]

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Healthcare: A Love/Hate Story…

Healthcare: A Love/Hate Story…

Amid all the murky and dramatic national conversations about the disaster that is our current healthcare system, one sometimes stumbles upon a moment of potential clarity. This is one of those moments… At a social event the other night, I met a person who worked for a large regional health insurance company. The conversation, naturally, came around to the topic […]

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Trump’s sneaky assault on LGBTQ rights – with special guest activist & advocate Amy Hunter

Trump’s sneaky assault on LGBTQ rights – with special guest activist & advocate Amy Hunter

Amy Hunter on Twitter: @Amy10506 OutFront Kalamazoo’s website: OutFontKzoo.org Chris Savage at Eclectablog: LGBTQ Forum shocker: Proven voter model shows support for civil rights ballot initiative in Michigan at only 42% Chris Savage at Eclectablog: ERRATA: Correcting a misstatement in my reporting from Monday night’s LGBTQ forum in Ann Arbor The ACLU Michigan’s compendium of the Trump administration’s assaults on […]

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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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