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Diplomacy in Iran hasn’t failed, Donald Trump has – wsg Stephen Miles from Win Without War

Diplomacy in Iran hasn’t failed, Donald Trump has – wsg Stephen Miles from Win Without War

What can and should you say? This president violates the most basic premise and purpose of his office: To represent Americans and govern for our wellbeing. — Anat Shenker-Osorio (@anatosaurus) January 4, 2020 Stephen Miles on Twitter: @SPMiles42 Win Without War on Twitter: @WinWithoutWar Win Without War’s website: WinWithoutWar.org Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Progressives Everywhere on Twitter: @Progressives50 Help […]

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Enbridge construction debris described as no “safety or environmental risk” nearly spears the 67-year-old pipeline

Enbridge construction debris described as no “safety or environmental risk” nearly spears the 67-year-old pipeline

We’ve been writing about Line 5, Enbridge’s 67-year-old twin pipelines under the straights of Mackinac for 5 years now: June 23, 2015 — Enbridge Line 5 pipeline beneath Straits of Mackinac – too old, unsafe, and a threat to the Great Lakes September 10, 2015 — As protesters call for Straits of Mackinac oil pipeline to be shut down, Enbridge […]

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Trump is celebrating war crimes and promoting the mass execution of his enemies — where is the 🚨Civility Police🚨?

Trump is celebrating war crimes and promoting the mass execution of his enemies — where is the 🚨Civility Police🚨?

Welcome to 2020 Recall the great civility freakout of 2018. Polite society rose up to speak on behalf poor Sarah Huckabee Sanders who — in the midst of an uproar over the unlawful kidnapping of thousands of children, many of whom still haven’t been returned to their families, by this administration — was asked to leave a restaurant after receiving […]

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“Two North” – A true Christmas story

“Two North” – A true Christmas story

“Two North” is a story about a Christmas when I was in grade school during a period when my mom was spending time on the psychiatric ward of our town’s hospital after trying to commit suicide to escape a physically-abusive husband. I was thirteen. It was a cataclysmic event in our lives but it brought us together into a two-person […]

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Impeachment must be about protecting voters from Trump stealing the 2020 election

Impeachment must be about protecting voters from Trump stealing the 2020 election

The case for Trump’s impeachment is proven but the message must be hammered New documents sent to the Center for Public Integrity confirm both articles of impeachment for Donald Trump passed by the House of Representatives last week. In files a court ordered the Department of Defense to release on Friday, we learn that Trump asked about aid to the […]

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Thanks, Betsy DeVos – with special guest Mitchell Robinson

Thanks, Betsy DeVos – with special guest Mitchell Robinson

Mitchell Robinson on Twitter: @MRobMSU Mitchell Robinson at Eclectablog: Rating the Presidential Candidates at the Public Education Forum…with the Danielson Teacher Evaluation Rubric! Eddie Scarry at the Washington Examiner: Betsy DeVos has cut 600 staff positions at the Department of Education Danielle Douglas-Gabriel at The Washington Post: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to spin off federal student aid office into […]

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ProTips, Holiday Edition: Avoiding the “Corporate-Reform-Agenda-Propaganda” (i.e., CRAP)

In the aftermath of the recent Public Education Forum in Pittsburgh last week, I’ve noticed an uptick in the number of education reform related posts on social media. Unfortunately, just as with our more strictly political dialogue these days, it can be difficult to distinguish between facts and “Corporate-Reform-Agenda-Propaganda” (i.e., CRAP), or #alternativefacts. In the spirit of giving, I offer […]

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The one huge assertion in the whistleblower’s complaint that still must be investigated

The one huge assertion in the whistleblower’s complaint that still must be investigated

We need to know William Barr’s role in the Ukraine scandal Besides all the things he wasn’t impeached for, the most remarkable thing about the impeachment of Donald Trump is how accurate the whistleblower’s complaint has turned out to be. This was a point Marcy Wheeler made to us several weeks back, and she suggested that this is why Trump […]

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Trump Doesn’t Care About Children and Families. He’s Not Welcome in Battle Creek.

Trump Doesn’t Care About Children and Families. He’s Not Welcome in Battle Creek.

The following opinion editorial was written by Cayley Winters, the West Michigan Communications Organizer for Progress Michigan. She is from Battle Creek and shares her perspective on Donald Trump and Mike Pence holding a rally there today, in the Congressional District of Congressman Justin Amash, an ardent opponent of Trump who left the Republican Party over his opposition to Trump’s […]

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“How will we know how our kids are doing if we don’t test them?” Here’s how…

“How will we know how our kids are doing if we don’t test them?” Here’s how…

Attending the recent Public Education Forum in Pittsburgh last weekend was a wonderful experience in many ways…getting a chance to hear what many of the presidential candidates had to say about public education; meeting some of my favorite education reporters bloggers, and activists; and finally seeing public education receive the attention it deserves as one of the most important issues […]

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Democrat Elissa Slotkin takes principled stand on impeachment with tremendous support from her constituents

Democrat Elissa Slotkin takes principled stand on impeachment with tremendous support from her constituents

“The partisan divide in the country was on stark display Monday as U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin explained her decision to support the impeachment of President Donald Trump. A small contingent of Trump supporters chanted, hollered and booed throughout the entire town hall, making it difficult to hear any of her explanation. The majority of the audience, however, was in Slotkin’s […]

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