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THIS is why we can’t have nice things – like a Democratic majority in the Michigan Senate

THIS is why we can’t have nice things – like a Democratic majority in the Michigan Senate

Yes, our political opponents are worse. But we have to be better than THIS. In May of 2015, Sarah Studley was hired by the Michigan Senate Democrats into the position of Counsel and Senior Policy Adviser. For the first year, she loved the job and found it professionally fulfilling. A year later, however, that changed. After Andy Leavitt left as […]

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[PODCAST] May the best organizers win – with special guest Organizing Corps 2020 Exec Director Rachel Haltom-Irwin

[PODCAST] May the best organizers win – with special guest Organizing Corps 2020 Exec Director Rachel Haltom-Irwin

Rachel Haltom-Irwin on Twitter: @HaltomIrwin Organizing Corp 2020 on Twitter: @OrgCorps2020 Organizing Corps 2020 on Facebook: Facebook.com/Orgcorps2020 Learn more about Organizing Corps 2020 and sign up to join them or donate: OrganizingCorps2020.com Organizing Corps 2020 announcement from the DNC: HERE The Collective PAC’s website: CollectivePAC.org LOLGOP on Eclectablog: Bring on the hundred-year turnout storm Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Progressives […]

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Bring on the hundred-year turnout storm

Bring on the hundred-year turnout storm

The death cult v. democracy One of the most under-reported stories of 2018 was that we saw the highest voter turnout in a midterm election in a century, according to the United States Elections Project. This means that 2018 we saw the most voter activation since before only white males were guaranteed the vote. And you should expect the same […]

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The Stunning Hypocrisy of Betsy DeVos: Class Size Edition

In light of Betsy DeVos’ comments on the benefits of large class sizes and hiring fewer teachers – “In fact, students may be better served by being in larger classes, if by hiring fewer teachers, a district or state can better compensate those who have demonstrated high ability and outstanding results…” – I wanted to share the following statistics from […]

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Betsy DeVos Wants More “Innovation” in Public Schools: How About Public School Food Trucks?

One of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ favorite “talking points” is that public schools are not “innovative,” and that the solution to our problems in education is to invest public tax dollars in creating more charter schools and voucher programs for private and religious schools: “There’s still not enough innovation,” she said Tuesday, continuing her familiar focus on school choice […]

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Trump’s 2020 budget proposal kills funding for Special Olympics but that’s not all, not by a long shot

Trump’s 2020 budget proposal kills funding for Special Olympics but that’s not all, not by a long shot

As Joe Biden famously said, “Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” In the era of Donald Trump, it might be more apropos to say, “Don’t tell me what you don’t give a damn about. Show me your budget and I’ll tell you what you don’t give a damn about.” […]

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Virginia professor Marc Edwards, once a hero of the #FlintWaterCrisis, loses lawsuit suing local activists for $3 million

Virginia professor Marc Edwards, once a hero of the #FlintWaterCrisis, loses lawsuit suing local activists for $3 million

Virginia Tech professor Marc Edwards at an MSNBC Town Hall in Flint with Rachel Maddow | Photo by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog It was, perhaps, one of the most unexpected stories to spring out the tragedy of the Flint Water Crisis. Virginia Tech professor Marc Edwards, once hailed as one of the true heroes of the story, began […]

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Trump campaign goes full fascist authoritarian against his political opponents

Trump campaign goes full fascist authoritarian against his political opponents

Now that Trump feels he’s been “COMPLETELY EXONERATED!!!”, his campaign has lost no time in trying to discredit his detractors by trying to get them blackballed from television. In a memorandum to “Television Producers”, his director of Communications, Tim Murtaugh, suggests that Robert Mueller has “decided” that Trump was not guilty of obstruction of justice and that he has exonerated […]

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Why are Republicans celebrating the Mueller report?

The following essay was written by Mike Wagner. Mike is a musician who lives in Texas. He is the composer of the Flint Water Crisis theme music, from the song Unclaimed, used for our podcast, The GOTMFV Show. Let me get this straight. In regards to Individual 1, this is what we learned from the Mueller investigation and related cases: […]

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Why Democrats should actively fight for stronger unions & a higher minimum wage: Low unemployment + low wages = Corporate utopia

Why Democrats should actively fight for stronger unions & a higher minimum wage: Low unemployment + low wages = Corporate utopia

On this week’s podcast, we talked to David Pepper, the Chair of the Ohio Democratic Party, about the fact that Donald Trump is the most anti-worker president we’ve ever had. The truth is, America in 2019 is corporate utopia. We have almost everyone working and wages remain low. How is this possible, you might ask? How is it that wages […]

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[PODCAST] Never mind the Russians. Here’s the most anti-worker president we’ve ever had: Donald Trump. With special guest David Pepper.

[PODCAST] Never mind the Russians. Here’s the most anti-worker president we’ve ever had: Donald Trump. With special guest David Pepper.

David Pepper on Twitter: @DavidPepper David Pepper’s website: DavidPepper.com Order David Pepper’s book The People’s House HERE. Order David Pepper’s book The Wingman HERE. The Ohio Democratic Party on Twitter: @OHDems Get involved with the Ohio Dems’ “F the Purge” effort at FThePurge.com Gabriel DeBenedetti at Politico Magazine: The Thriller That Predicted the Russia Scandal Heidi Shierholzat at the Economic […]

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