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President Donald Trump poses for a photo with students of Saint Andrew Catholic School on Friday, March 3, 2017, during a tour of the school in Orlando, Florida. Also shown is U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

A Betsy DeVos-approved accreditation group authorized a “visa mill” college with no students or faculty

According to a breaking story in USA Today, a Betsy DeVos-sanctioned accreditation agency gave approval to operate for Reagan National University in South Dakota, a “university” with no students, faculty, administration, or facilities–things which one might think an “accreditation agency” might notice. DeVos’ Department of Education saved this accreditor from being removed from the DoE’s list of approved accreditation agencies, […]

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Donald Trump’s Impeachment Book Club!

Donald Trump’s Impeachment Book Club!

Amidst the overnight announcement of John Bolton’s upcoming tell-all memoir, based on his front-row seat for this administration’s extortion of Ukraine in order to cheat in the 2020 elections, other members of Trump’s inner circle are now drooling over the prospects of 7-figure book deals of their own. Although none of these books have been announced as of this date, […]

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Donald Trump still wants to take away your healthcare — and he’s still lying about it

Donald Trump still wants to take away your healthcare — and he’s still lying about it

Regular readers of Eclectablog may remember my personal Affordable Care Act (ACA) story — and the many others I shared over the last few years. There’s no denying that the ACA is saving lives and keeping people healthier. There’s also no denying that just like every other policy or law enacted by Barack Obama during his presidency, Donald Trump will […]

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Unfortunately, money still matters a lot in politics. Here’s how to make the most of yours.

Unfortunately, money still matters a lot in politics. Here’s how to make the most of yours.

Be the Mike Bloomberg you wish to see in the world. If you can, please help us raise $10,000 for Run for Something — an organization that recruits, trains, and helps down-ballot Democratic candidates for office nationwide — by Super Tuesday. Read on to find out how this group’s work electing state and local candidates is part of the solution […]

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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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GASLIGHT ALERT: Dozens of Republicans ARE in the room during the impeachment hearings

GASLIGHT ALERT: Dozens of Republicans ARE in the room during the impeachment hearings

Republicans are trying to overturn the results of the 2018 election Because Republicans lost the House of Representatives in 2018, they are no longer in the majority and, because of this, Democrats control the impeachment process that is now underway. To hear Republicans and Fox News tell it, they are engaged in an unconstitutional process (that is actually IN the […]

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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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Trump isn’t a climate change denier, he’s a climate change cheerleader and champion

Trump isn’t a climate change denier, he’s a climate change cheerleader and champion

As I have been saying on this site and on our podcast for over two years, all of the chaff created by Donald Trump’s reckless chaos is masking the long-term damage he’s doing to our country and our planet. While we worry he’s violating the Emoluments Clause or being the Racist in Chief, his administration is inexorably undoing nearly every […]

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Trump is making George W. Bush’s attacks on science look quaint, doing things you’re probably not even aware of

Trump is making George W. Bush’s attacks on science look quaint, doing things you’re probably not even aware of

What’s become painfully clear over the past two and half years is the Donald Trump is the master of creating chaos, in part to create a distraction from the things he doesn’t want people to know about. Many of these things he wants to keep in the shadows relate to reversing any progress made on reversing global warming, loosening environmental […]

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Betsy DeVos’ Zombie Voucher Schemes — the Unconstitutional, Undemocratic Tax Scams That Just Won’t Die

Betsy DeVos’ Zombie Voucher Schemes — the Unconstitutional, Undemocratic Tax Scams That Just Won’t Die

The week ended with yet another excellent article from Peter Greene​ in Forbes, this time on the dangers of “Tax Credit Scholarships”, one of Betsy DeVos major thrusts as Secretary of Education under Donald Trump. So, what are Tax Credit Scholarships? They are complicated financial mechanisms that allow businesses to divert their tax payments to fund specific private and religious […]

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