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No more F-35s – with special guest Dan Grazier from the Project on Government Oversight

No more F-35s – with special guest Dan Grazier from the Project on Government Oversight

Dan Grazier on Twitter: @Dan_Grazier Project on Government Oversight on Twitter: @POGOwatchdog Project on Government Oversight’s website: POGO.org Will Bunch at the Philadelphia Inquirer: Will U.S. learn from a $1.7 trillion goof that would have paid for Biden’s infrastructure plan? Tony Capaccio at Stars and Stripes: Pentagon reportedly estimates that the F-35 budget plan is running $10 billion short through […]

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An elementary student waits for her bus to leave school after dismissal.

The American Rescue Plan is a chance for a new beginning in education and teaching children, especially those with special needs

The following essay was written by Trina Tocco. She is a resident of Royal Oak and has two amazing children who attend Ferndale Public Schools. When the pandemic hit, I had to make a choice – either one of my children wouldn’t be able to participate in virtual school because of mental illness or I would have to put my […]

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Paid time off to get a COVID-19 shot is good, earned sick time for all workers is better

Paid time off to get a COVID-19 shot is good, earned sick time for all workers is better

Late last month, the Biden administration to an important and necessary step of offering a tax credit to employers who offer paid time off related to COVID-19 or the vaccination. To qualify, the must be a business with under 500 employees that offered paid sick or family leave to their employees through September 30th of this year and have employees […]

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Trying to cling to the last shreds of power – with Michigan State Senator Erika Geiss

Trying to cling to the last shreds of power – with Michigan State Senator Erika Geiss

Michigan Senator Erika Geiss on Twitter: @SenErikaGeiss Directly above me, men with rifles yelling at us. Some of my colleagues who own bullet proof vests are wearing them. I have never appreciated our Sergeants-at-Arms more than today. #mileg pic.twitter.com/voOZpPYWOs — Senator Dayna Polehanki (@SenPolehanki) April 30, 2020 #OTD a year ago at 7:04 p.m. ET the #mileg senate adjourned (see […]

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How Labor Beats Amazon – with special guest Congressman Andy Levin

How Labor Beats Amazon – with special guest Congressman Andy Levin

Andy Levin on Twitter: @Andy_Levin Andy Levin at USA Today: Here’s what Amazon got away with in union battle. Here’s how to change that. Andy Levin at The Detroit News: We need the PRO Act to let workers unionize Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Progressives Everywhere’s website: ProgressivesEverywhere.org and ProgressiveseEerywhere.substack.com Sign up for the Progressives Everywhere newsletter HERE. Support Progressives […]

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How government SHOULD(N’T) work – with special guest Don Moynihan

How government SHOULD(N’T) work – with special guest Don Moynihan

Don Moynihan on Twitter: @donmoyn Don Moynihan’s Georgetown University profile is HERE. Buy Don Moynihan’s book Administrative Burden: Policymaking by Other Means HERE. Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin EXCLUSIVE: More Perfect Union has obtained a sweeping 150-page draft GOP voter suppression bill that would severely restrict voting in Ohio. The legislation includes provisions that are even more radical than Georgia's […]

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Michigan Witches Against Patriarchy rally at the Capitol to protest abusive language by Republicans – April 14, 2021

Michigan Witches Against Patriarchy rally at the Capitol to protest abusive language by Republicans – April 14, 2021

Whether it’s Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey constantly referring to Governor Whitmer’s looks and calling her a “gal” or Michigan Republican Party Chair Ron Weiser calling our Governor, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, and Attorney General Dana Nessel “witches” to be “burned at the stake”, Republicans’ public language has become increasingly abusive. It’s easy to blame Donald Trump for […]

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The New New New Deal – with special guest Mike Grunwald

The New New New Deal – with special guest Mike Grunwald

Mike Grunwald on Twitter: @MikeGrunwald Mike Grunwald at Politico: Say it ain’t so, Amtrak Joe Buy Michael Grunwald’s book The New New Deal in paperback HERE and for Kindle HERE. Buy Michael Grunwald’s book The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise HERE. Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Progressives Everywhere’s website: ProgressivesEverywhere.org and ProgressiveseEerywhere.substack.com Sign up for the […]

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The most effective civil rights protest that you probably never heard of

The most effective civil rights protest that you probably never heard of

In 1977, the longest occupation of a federal building in the history of the United States of America took place and, when it ended, the protesters had achieved what nobody thought possible: regulations covering the enforcement of a four-year old law — Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The protest is now called “The 504 Sit-In” and for […]

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A crowded class at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Public Universities are Under Attack from the Right; It’s Time to Support our State Higher Education System

I hear lots of folks talking about “our failing public education system” these days, and as a student of education there aren’t many conservative “talking points” that bother me more than this one. While much of this rhetoric lately has focused on the K-12 school reopening “debate”, the pandemic has also cast a bright light on the problems facing higher […]

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The Bigger Lie (It’s Not Just Georgia) – with special guest MDP Voter Protection Director Erica Peresman

The Bigger Lie (It’s Not Just Georgia) – with special guest MDP Voter Protection Director Erica Peresman

Erica Peresman on Twitter: @Erica_Peresman A great story about Erica Peresman and her advocacy can be found HERE. Dave Boucher & Clara Hendrickson at the Detroit Free Press: Michigan GOP senators file 39 election reform bills Democrats call racist, based on lies Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: Voter Suppression is Bigger in Texas Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Progressives Everywhere’s […]

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