Tag: 2020

ATTENTION MICHIGANDERS! Now is the time to request an absentee ballot for the March primary election!

ATTENTION MICHIGANDERS! Now is the time to request an absentee ballot for the March primary election!

With the March 2020 Presidential Primary Election right around the corner, county, city, and township clerks are making preparations. We are also seeing an increase in voters utilizing the opportunity to vote via absent voter (AV) ballot (also known in some states as “Vote at Home”) since the passage of Proposal 3 in 2018. Local clerks are sending out Absent […]

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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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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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Rating the Presidential Candidates at the Public Education Forum…with the Danielson Teacher Evaluation Rubric!

Rating the Presidential Candidates at the Public Education Forum…with the Danielson Teacher Evaluation Rubric!

I just got home from Pittsburgh where Chris Savage and I were covering the Public Education Forum for Eclectablog, and have been looking forward to sharing my thoughts on what transpired. Before we get to the candidates’ performances, I want to make sure to congratulate the organizers of this event, especially Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers, and […]

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What exactly will it take for GOP Senate candidate John James to renounce Ted Nugent-wannabe Kid Rock’s endorsement?

What exactly will it take for GOP Senate candidate John James to renounce Ted Nugent-wannabe Kid Rock’s endorsement?

When he ran for U.S. Senate against Democrat Debbie Stabenow, John James proudly bragged about an endorsement he received from Ted Nugent-wannabe Kid Rock. See for yourself: He not only appeared on stage with Bob Ritchie (Rock’s real name), he hung out with him backstage: Ritchie has been trying to out-idiot Ted Nugent for a long time in what appears […]

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More on GOP Senate candidate John James’ ties Ukrainian criminal Lev Parnas — there was a meeting

More on GOP Senate candidate John James’ ties Ukrainian criminal Lev Parnas — there was a meeting

Late last month, the Michigan Democratic Party revealed photos of Michigan Republican Senate candidate John James with indicted Ukrainian criminal Lev Parnas, who was doing what amounted to a whistlestop tour around the country with human-Gollum Rudy Giuliani. It was odd to see Parnas with various candidates around the country and it began to raise questions about how much involvement […]

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Expecting the 2020 election to save us from Trump is the worst bet in American history

Expecting the 2020 election to save us from Trump is the worst bet in American history

Underestimating Trump’s advantages and motivations got us here and could cost us everything We need to be as determined to save our democracy as Donald Trump is to save his own ass. If we lose in 2020, the authoritarianism we’re already bumbling toward will become enforced by law. Trump will complete the Republican takeover of the federal judiciary and cement […]

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Michael Bennet had “a moment” at last night’s debate–that’s not good news for public education

Michael Bennet, US Senator from Colorado and presidential candidate, had what the pundits this morning are calling “a moment” at last night’s Democratic Debate on CNN. Let’s hope that moment ends immediately. Ironically enough, Bennet’s big moment came as he waxed poetic about “America’s public schools”, a topic that has received a depressingly minuscule amount of attention. Because while Bennet […]

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A Democratic Presidency isn’t going to solve the Mitch McConnell problem

A Democratic Presidency isn’t going to solve the Mitch McConnell problem

The first democratic presidential primary debates took place this past week in Miami, Florida over the course of two nights. Twenty out of twenty three candidates qualified to stand on the debate stage, and ten candidates stood each night (we seriously have to work on pushing some people out of this race). On the first debate night, moderators Chuck Todd […]

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The inexcusable danger of needing to believe Donald Trump is an assclown

The inexcusable danger of needing to believe Donald Trump is an assclown

Trump is good at getting away with rape, racism and justifying atrocities, and your disdain is his secret weapon. There are few words that infuriate the people who despise Donald Trump more than “He’s actually good at this.” Call him a fool, a clown, any ableist term you can mutter to suggest that he’s deranged, diminished or flailing and people […]

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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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