Imagine what Midwest looks like if Bloomberg beats Sanders in a close primary For people who were hoping that the 2016 primary would never end, this was a good week. And it was even better for Michael Bloomberg Likely in response to a news story about Barack Obama reaching out to and many Obama allies circling around Beto O’Rourke as […]Read more ›
This podcast was recorded live on Friday, November 30th at the Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti. Our guests were attorney Mark Brewer, grassroots fundraiser extraordinaire Jordan Zakarin from Progressives Everywhere, and education advocate and educator Mitchell Robinson. We’d like to thank all of our sponsors and for all the people who came out to support us. Enjoy!Read more ›
It wasn’t easy narrowing this list down to just 5 things, but here we go! She Set the Predatory Lenders Free. By gutting regulations intended to protect students, many of whom are veterans, minorities, and first-generation college attendees, from being defrauded by predatory schools and colleges, Betsy has put the interests of these for-profit colleges—some of which she has personal financial […]Read more ›
Republicans move to exempt 93.5% of Michigan companies from paid sick leave law. What will be Gov. Snyder’s legacy?
As Republicans in Wisconsin and Michigan work to cement their anti-worker agenda into our states’ laws during their petulant, sore loser session before they lose significant political power in 2019, perhaps the most outrageous is the effort to take away sick time pay for workers in over 93% of Michigan’s firms. This is because they changed the threshold for exemption […]Read more ›
TAKE ACTION: Corporate pet stores behind effort to protect cruel “puppy mills” from regulation in Michigan
The following post was written by Beatrice M. Friedlander, JD, president of Attorneys for Animals. Ask your Michigan State Senators to stand up for man’s best friend Most Michiganders, like most Americans, agree that it is unacceptable to raise dogs and puppies in cruel conditions. Yet many puppies offered for sale in this state come from “puppy mills.” Take action […]Read more ›
Michigan, where our GOP is almost as bad as Wisconsin’s It’s not just Wisconsin. After Michigan Republicans had their worst statewide wipe-out since 1938, the profoundly (and illegally) gerrymandered GOP State House and Senate have launched a smash-and-grab attack on our democracy, our workers, our wetlands and — even! — our puppies. “It’s the worst I’ve seen,” said Mark Brewer, […]Read more ›
Eclectablog fundraising party TONIGHT! Here’s a sneak peak at the 2018 Eclectagrog glass + our latest sponsors.
Tonight is our annual Eclectablog/GOTMFV Show fundraiser and we’re totally excited. For those of you who are coming, here’s what the 2018 Eclectagrog beer glass looks like: IMPORTANT: While we are asking for a $50 donation, all comers will be welcomed and will receive a beer glass + free food and drink. Donate what you can afford, even if that […]Read more ›
Michigan Republicans want to get rid of returnable bottles & cans and a half million acres of wetlands
We all suspected this was going to be a VERY rough enflamed duck session and we all were right. Two bill introduced this week seek to hurt Michigan’s environment. The first is House Bill 6532. This bill would do away with Michigan’s law that requires non-reusable containers to have a deposit which encourages people to return them to the store […]Read more ›
This week marks the painful beginning of the lame duck (or, as I call it, “enflamed duck”) session in the Michigan State legislature. With a Democratic governor about to take the reins, Republicans are hell-bent to pass as much regressive legislation into law as they can before Gov. Gretchen Whitmer moves into her new office. One of the worst is […]Read more ›
When the GOP loses their bets, they use their gerrymandered majorities to make workers to pay UPDATE, 12/4/18: Michigan’s GOP-controlled House has voted to gut both the One Fair Wage minimum wage increase and earned sick leave. The bills now go to the desk of the governor. If you wonder how that’s going to go, the Detroit Free Press reports, […]Read more ›
A #CleanSlate in every state – with special guest Rebecca Vallas from the Center for American Progress and host of the Off Kilter Show
REMINDER: Our Eclectablog/GOTMFV Show fundraiser is Friday, November 30th at The Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti. Please join us and support the blog and pod. Sponsorships are ENCOURAGED! All the details are HERE. Rebecca Vallas on Twitter: @RebeccaVallas The Off Kilter Show on Twitter: @OffKilterShow MUST LISTEN episode of the Off Kilter Show (referenced heavily during the interview with Rebecca): Christopher […]Read more ›