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Our next Founding Fathers are actually Founding Mothers

Our next Founding Fathers are actually Founding Mothers

Upon leaving the Constitutional Convention, Ben Franklin is quoted as saying that the constitutional delegates had chosen for America “a Republic, if you can keep it.” This came years after the founding fathers sat down and declared their independence from the British monarchy. Our democratic republic was an experiment, which had never been tried before as a form of government. […]

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Michigan GOP Chair Ron Weiser personally pays $200,000 to settle election fraud case

Michigan GOP Chair Ron Weiser personally pays $200,000 to settle election fraud case

As Michigan Republican Party Co-Chair, Ron Weiser paid off Stan Grot to drop out of the Secretary of State race in 2018 so his preferred candidate, Mary Treder Lang, could run unopposed. Grot was paid $200,000 in a series of payments from the state Republican party’s coffers which were later revealed by past Chair Laura Cox. Cox described the arrangement […]

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We have a VERY narrow window – with special guest Adam Jentleson

We have a VERY narrow window – with special guest Adam Jentleson

Adam Jentleson on Twitter: @AJentleson Purchase Adam Jentleson’s book Kill Switch – The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy HERE. Adam Jentleson at The Atlantic: How to Stop the Minority-Rule Doom Loop Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: Ohio’s Gerrymandered Theocracy Exhibit the Stakes of Voting Rights Progressives Everywhere’s website: ProgressiveseEerywhere.substack.com […]

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This is an assault on democracy itself – with special guest Hakeem Jefferson

This is an assault on democracy itself – with special guest Hakeem Jefferson

Hakeem Jefferson on Twitter: @hakeemjefferson Read the letter regarding the moment of crisis for American democracy we are currently in and how critical it is that we pass the For the People Act, co-written by Hakeem Jefferson and signed by over 1,000 political scientists HERE. Jennifer Chudy and Hakeem Jefferson at The New York Times: Support for Black Lives Matter […]

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Michigan Senate Republicans refute themselves, conclude the 2020 election was completely legit

Michigan Senate Republicans refute themselves, conclude the 2020 election was completely legit

Man, that’s GOTTA hurt… While there have been a few rational actors in the Michigan Republican legislative caucus who have refused to subscribe to The Big Lie that Donald Trump won more votes than Joe Biden in Michigan and, in fact, across the entire country, most have been vocally all in on it. The only the way The Big Lie […]

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This blog post is NOT About Patrick Colbeck

This blog post is NOT About Patrick Colbeck

On a hot day in early summer last year, there was a press conference held on the lawn of the Mason Historical Courthouse in Ingham County. It was being held by the Islam’s Secret Agents. The is the sort of intemperate rhetoric that serves no purpose but to mislead and rile a certain group of people. For those who may […]

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Pass the DREAM Act for Michigan Dreamers

Pass the DREAM Act for Michigan Dreamers

The following essay was written by Daniel Caracheo Teniente. Daniel is a senior at Davenport University in Grand Rapids and an Immigrant Rights organizer with Michigan United. Since 2014, June has marked Immigrant Heritage Month in the United States. This month encourages us to reflect on our history as a nation of immigrants, appreciate the ways in which immigration enriches […]

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The 4% veto on democracy – with special guest Michigan Sec. of State Jocelyn Benson

The 4% veto on democracy – with special guest Michigan Sec. of State Jocelyn Benson

Jocelyn Benson on Twitter: @JocelynBenson Purchase Jocelyn Benson’s book State Secretaries of State: Guardians of the Democratic Process HERE. Samuel Robinson at Mlive.com: Michigan Senate passes controversial election bills that put emphasis on ID requirements Heritage Action for America: Heritage Action Launches Election Integrity Campaign, Commits Over $10 Million Must-watch video: Heritage admits it is writing voter suppression laws for […]

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URGENT ACTION NEEDED! Michigan GOP poised to pass three voter suppression bills WEDNESDAY.

URGENT ACTION NEEDED! Michigan GOP poised to pass three voter suppression bills WEDNESDAY.

We’ve known this day was coming for a long time but now it is upon us. Republicans in the Michigan state senate are poised to take up three voter suppression bills tomorrow, June 16th, and urgent action is needed. As one state senator I spoke with put it, “We need to flood the Republican phone lines.” The bills are Senate […]

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This is going to dominate in 2022 – with special guest Prof. Ian Haney-López

This is going to dominate in 2022 – with special guest Prof. Ian Haney-López

Ian Haney-López on Twitter: @IanHaneyLopez Ian Haney-López’s website: IanHaneyLopez.com Purchase Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America HERE. Purchase Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism & Wrecked the Middle Class HERE. The Race-Class Narrative Academy can be found at Race-Class-Academy.com. Across the country, lawmakers are pushing laws banning “critical race theory." It’s […]

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It’s electoral autocracy – with special guest Sarah Kendzior

It’s electoral autocracy – with special guest Sarah Kendzior

Sarah Kendzior on Twitter: @SarahKendzior Sarah Kendzior’s website: SarahKendzior.com The Gaslit Nation podcast on Twitter: @gaslitnation The Gaslit Nation podcast’s website: GaslitNationPod.com Support Sarah’s work by becoming a Patreon HERE. Buy Sarah Kendzior’s book The View from Flyover Country HERE. Buy Sarah Kendzior’s book Hiding in Plain Sight HERE. Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Help Progressives Everywhere help the HERE. […]

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