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Political Pornography – With special guest Ari Berman

Political Pornography – With special guest Ari Berman

Ari Berman on Twitter: @AriBerman Buy Ari’s book Give Us The Ballot HERE. Ari Berman at Mother Jones: The Supreme Court Could Shift Power to Republicans for the Next Decade Ari Berman at Mother Jones: In Census Case, Supreme Court Suddenly Cares a Lot About Voting Rights Act Chris Savage at Eclectablog: Federal court rules Michigan’s Congressional, State House, and […]

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Pervasive and Perverse Poverty Porn

Pervasive and Perverse Poverty Porn

The following essay was written by my friend Krystle DuPree, a member of the Washtenaw County Democratic Party Executive Board (among many other roles she has) of which I am the Chair. It is in response to an article posted on MLive.com titled “Ann Arbor area’s cost of living jeopardizes veteran’s efforts to escape poverty“. Since the article was published, […]

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Trump knows he needs social media Nazi-friendly in order to win in 2020

Trump knows he needs social media Nazi-friendly in order to win in 2020

If you can ban Nazis, you can ban Republicans If you want to know what the gravestone of American democracy might say, consider this recent Vice headline: Why Won’t Twitter Treat White Supremacy Like ISIS? Because It Would Mean Banning Some Republican Politicians Too. Possibly in response to this embarrassing admission and the obvious failure to successfully delouse one of […]

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The eyes of the nation are on Michigan – with special guest Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes

The eyes of the nation are on Michigan – with special guest Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes

Lavora Barnes on Twitter: @LavoraBarnes Michigan Democratic Party on Twitter: @MichiganDems Michigan Democratic Party website: MichiganDems.com Susan Demas and Ken Coleman at Michigan Advance: Barnes elected MDP’s first Black female chair Chris Savage & LOLGOP at Eclectablog: [PODCAST] May the best organizers win – with special guest Organizing Corps 2020 Exec Director Rachel Haltom-Irwin Chris Savage at Eclectablog: Released emails […]

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The people defending Trump defending neo-Nazis are also defending neo-Nazis

The people defending Trump defending neo-Nazis are also defending neo-Nazis

Trump did his best to wink at neo-Nazis let him know he values their support. And his defenders are doing the same. On Friday, Donald Trump again defended his need to praise the people who marched with neo-Nazis and members of the Klan a few days after a neo-Nazi killed a woman in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017. He’s gleefully buying […]

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It’s not just Michigan: Betsy DeVos and the Koch brothers have immiserated teachers across the entire USA

It’s not just Michigan: Betsy DeVos and the Koch brothers have immiserated teachers across the entire USA

A couple of weeks ago, I published an essay titled Betsy DeVos and the Koch brothers must be so proud: Michigan teacher salaries down 16% from 2009. The title is pretty self-explanatory and the bottom line is that there is a very predictable (and predicted) teacher shortage in our state now because of how we have demonized, diminished, and demeaned […]

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Federal court rules Michigan’s Congressional, State House, and State Senate districts unconstitutional – Here’s why that’s a BFD

Federal court rules Michigan’s Congressional, State House, and State Senate districts unconstitutional – Here’s why that’s a BFD

In what can only be described as some of the best news I have heard this year, particularly regarding Michigan, a three-judge federal panel declared many of Michigan’s Congressional, State House, and State Senate districts to be unconstitutional. Their decision (which you can read HERE) was unanimous: The “predominate purpose” of the redistricting plan approved by the GOP-led Legislature in […]

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Trump is Running the US Government Like a Charter School

Trump is Running the US Government Like a Charter School

For those of us following the news, each new day brings a bevy of unbelievable and shocking stories… Reports of Russian election meddling! A national emergency (that’s not a national emergency)! Cabinet secretaries wreaking havoc on the environment, education, and human rights! Kids in cages at the border! The Mueller Report! And in the middle of each of these stories? […]

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Do you have a clue about Q? – with special guest Travis View from the QAnon Anonymous podcast

Do you have a clue about Q? – with special guest Travis View from the QAnon Anonymous podcast

Travis View on Twitter: @Travis_View QAnon Anonymous podcast on Twitter: @QAnonAnonymous Subscribe to the QAnon Anonymous podcast on iTunes HERE. Support the QAnon Anonymous podcast through their Patreon HERE. Tom Porter at Business Insider: QAnon conspiracy theorists turned out in force at Trump’s Michigan rally as he hailed victory over ‘deep state’ Mike Rothschild at The Daily Dot: Trump’s Michigan […]

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Being part of a progressive community has never been more important than it is right now, right here

Being part of a progressive community has never been more important than it is right now, right here

This isn’t just a website. This is a community. Today is the last day of our 2nd Quarter fundraiser for 2019 here at Eclectablog. We try not to do this too often. The fact is, none of here enjoys asking you to send us money. In truth, I am probably the worst fundraiser in progressive politics. But, I am so […]

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HEY, AMERICA! Don’t just sit there! DO something!

HEY, AMERICA! Don’t just sit there! DO something!

In times like these, it’s… Screw it. There have never been “times like these” in American history. Yes, we’ve had presidents who were incompetent or narcissistic and who surrounded themselves with like-minded, power-hungry sycophants. And we’ve had Congresses that have abdicated their duty to hold our leadership accountable. But we have never had the sort of confluence of all of […]

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