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Vote the WHOLE ballot; the whole ballot MATTERS! with special guest Andy Slavitt

Vote the WHOLE ballot; the whole ballot MATTERS! with special guest Andy Slavitt

One thing Jesus was clear about was how he felt about starving migrants—feed them. He was—as far as this fellow Jew can tell—far less clear about how he felt about the baking of gay wedding cakes. Yet I see no conservative Christians making a religious stand for migrants. So, let’s stop pretending these concerns are religious. It’s all about race […]

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5 reasons Michigan has the second best ballot in the nation

5 reasons Michigan has the second best ballot in the nation

Fighting with Trump with what he hates most — women, weed and democracy Michigan finally has a ballot we deserve and Michiganders are rushing to vote, possibly at record numbers. To be fair, Florida probably has the best ballot in the nation, in a year that offers so many fine choices in contrast to so many terrible alternatives. And Florida’s […]

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Michigan Republican Party creates front groups to fund effort to promote a Green Party candidate and draw votes from Democrat Gretchen Whitmer

Michigan Republican Party creates front groups to fund effort to promote a Green Party candidate and draw votes from Democrat Gretchen Whitmer

The stench of desperation has overcome the Michigan Republican Party. As I reported yesterday, they sent mailers to the districts of three of their House candidates claiming they are endorsed by the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM). They are not and, in fact, in two of those races, the POAM actually endorsed the Democratic candidate. Today I have evidence […]

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Michigan Republican Party sent out political mailers lying about their candidates’ endorsements in three state House races

Michigan Republican Party sent out political mailers lying about their candidates’ endorsements in three state House races

The Michigan Republican Party has been caught sending out misinformation about their candidates in three State House races. Mailers sent by the MRP claim three of their candidates, Annette Glenn in the 98th House District, Dave Morgan in the 62nd House District, and Andrea Schroeder in the 43rd House District, were endorsed by the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM). […]

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Trump’s lying to cancer patients should be the biggest story in America

Trump’s lying to cancer patients should be the biggest story in America

His administration is behind an bombshell on protections for pre-existing conditions that’s set to go off right after the elections As many as 1 in 2 Americans could lose access to health care if a Republicans lawsuit backed by Trump Administration prevails — and almost no one is talking about. As Donald Trump tries to gin up a racist fervor […]

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Take back Michigan’s Supreme Court? Vote Megan Kathleen Cavanagh and Sam Bagenstos for #AFreshMichigan.

Take back Michigan’s Supreme Court? Vote Megan Kathleen Cavanagh and Sam Bagenstos for #AFreshMichigan.

Better roads. Cleaner water. Real Democracy. This post is part of a new project at Eclectablog called “A Fresh Michigan”. Our goal is to help people understand the astonishing impact they can have on the future of our state by supporting the three statewide ballot proposals along with Sam Bagenstos and Megan Kathleen Cavanagh for the State Supreme Court. You […]

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UPDATED: Vice President Mike Pence invites Christian “rabbi” formerly of Jews for Jesus to give the invocation during Michigan campaign stop

UPDATED: Vice President Mike Pence invites Christian “rabbi” formerly of Jews for Jesus to give the invocation during Michigan campaign stop

I don’t know how to describe this exactly. It may be the most insulting thing anyone in the Trump administration or campaign has done to Jewish Americans. Mike Pence invited “Rabbi” Loren Jacobs to give the invocation at his Michigan campaign stop today. Jacobs is actually a Christian who leads a group who call themselves Messianic Jews. He spent eight […]

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Do something EVERY day – with special guest Gretchen Whitmer, candidate for Michigan governor

Do something EVERY day – with special guest Gretchen Whitmer, candidate for Michigan governor

Powerful women. Legal weed. Fair electoral maps. Automatic Registration. Easy voting. If you live in Michigan, you have a chance to vote for almost everything Republicans despise on November 6. You’ve probably heard that Trump’s fluke success across the Big Ten states of Michigan, Iowa, Ohio, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania doesn’t seem fated to be repeated by Republicans. But we have […]

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Make voting easy? Vote YES on Proposal 3 for #AFreshMichigan.

Make voting easy? Vote YES on Proposal 3 for #AFreshMichigan.

Better roads. Cleaner water. Real Democracy. This post is part of a new project at Eclectablog called “A Fresh Michigan”. Our goal is to help people understand the astonishing impact they can have on the future of our state by supporting the three statewide ballot proposals along with Sam Bagenstos and Megan Kathleen Cavanagh for the State Supreme Court. You […]

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No, we can’t “just be civil”…and here’s why

No, we can’t “just be civil”…and here’s why

Some thoughts on the “can’t we just be civil?” argument… 1. I have approximately zero interest in remaining “civil” when the “opinions” held by those in power legislate my trans students out of existence…or make it possible to fire gay employees for being gay…or separate kids from their parents at the border…or denigrate women…or refer to Mexicans as rapists…or label […]

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Want REAL democracy in Michigan for EVERYONE? Vote YES on Proposal 2 for #AFreshMichigan.

Want REAL democracy in Michigan for EVERYONE? Vote YES on Proposal 2 for #AFreshMichigan.

Better roads. Cleaner water. Real Democracy. This post is part of a new project at Eclectablog called “A Fresh Michigan”. Our goal is to help people understand the astonishing impact they can have on the future of our state by supporting the three statewide ballot proposals along with Sam Bagenstos and Megan Kathleen Cavanagh for the State Supreme Court. You […]

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