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I still remember when Donald Trump got up in front of a throng of masochistic fools and said, of his plutocrat-friendly 2017 tax cut bill, “This is going to cost me a fortune, this thing, believe me. This is not good for me. … I think my accountants are going crazy...

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  • March 8, 2021

Texas is the coalmine canary of failures in the GQP’s industrial policy. The “clusterfuzzle” appears to be only in Texas: perhaps they skimmed on costs and failed in winterizing their plants. The structural failure comes from the anti-federal, deregulatory policy of the Texas grid which reveals itself in the disinformation...

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  • February 18, 2021

Unlike one of her predecessors, who had numerous connections to the Trump impeachment and its hinky relations with the Russian oligarchs, Jennifer Granholm will combine clean energy policy and economic recovery. Even without explicit support for the GND, this is a direction 180 degrees from the prior administration's kowtowing to...

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  • December 16, 2020

Some very encouraging news today out of Ohio courtesy of Quinnipiac University’s latest poll: OHIO: PRESIDENTIAL RACE The race for the White House in Ohio remains essentially tied, as likely voters support Biden 48 percent and Trump 47 percent. Four percent are undecided. This is identical to the last Ohio...

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  • October 14, 2020

Scott Bixby at The Daily Beast has a great piece out that calls out U.S. Senate candidate, John James (R. MI), for following the GOP playbook to talk tough on China as a way to rile up their base. But of course, like pretty much every GOPer trying to make...

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  • July 30, 2020

The winning formula is based on multiple distractions because even Trump’s daily brief seems to now have become a hoax. The problem in any time of iconoclasm, waging a propaganda war at the level of symbolism eventually must come to a moment where one consciously recognizes material reality. x The plan is...

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  • July 1, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D. MI) in support of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: I wanted you to be the first to hear it from me: I’m proud to endorse Joe Biden for President. We need a President that’s ready to create real, effective change for everyday Americans...

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  • April 16, 2020

David Dayen has a piece out in the American Prospect that profiles businesswoman, former Lt. Governor candidate and current U.S. Senate candidate, Sarah Riggs Amico (D. GA). Riggs Amico’s campaign is highlighting the story of her family’s business as a narrative to win over voters: Sarah Riggs Amico was the Democratic...

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  • January 26, 2020

Sometimes you can tell something about a politician by their supporters.  Oh, I am not necessarily talking about the every day voter but the big time movers and shakers.  Take for instance economist and former Obama Administration official Austan Goolsbee.  It appears that Goolsbee is a Pete Buttigieg supporter.  Why...

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  • December 8, 2019

Cross-posted from Eclectablog.com During the time when the Flint water crisis was unfolding, right wing conservatives spent a lot of time trying to convince the country and the world that it was all the fault of the local government. They portrayed these local leaders as incompetent buffoons who poisoned themselves,...

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  • August 16, 2019

While a lot of states are turning blue, Ohio is one of the few states getting redder—but that is only because so many people are leaving.  With the exception of Columbus, the cities in Ohio are suffering from an exodus due to a sluggish economy.  Cleveland, Toledo, and Youngstown have been...

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  • March 22, 2019

During the 2012 presidential campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney made a not-so-bold promise about the stewardship he would provide for the American economy. “I can tell you,” he guaranteed, “after a period of four years, by virtue of the policies we'd put in place, we'd get the unemployment rate down...

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  • November 18, 2018

Go on, auto industry, analysts and old-school auto journalists. Tell us how electric cars can’t be profitable today and why we’re stuck with oil for the time being!   *** “I want to be very clear here,” Carlos Tavares, chief executive of PSA, the owner of Peugeot, Citroën and Opel-Vauxhall, told reporters at...

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  • October 24, 2018

Upfront: If you think that anything is justified against a person simply because that person is wealthy, this is not an article for you. If you think it’s okay to lie, mislead, or otherwise attack a person simply because of their financial status, consequences be damned, then you should probably...

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  • May 29, 2018

Originally posted at Eclectablog. Donald Trump's “Let Detroit go bankrupt” moment? Donald Trump has something to say to Detroit autoworkers: you make too much money. Talking about U.S. vehicle manufacturers moving production to Mexico in an interview with The Detroit News, Trump said this: He said U.S. automakers could shift...

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  • August 14, 2015

Saturday, I donated a couple hours of my time to Organizing for America, Pres. Obama’s grassroots volunteer movement for his re-election. I’ve been to several of these meetings, where I take photos and blog, at the request of OFA leaders. Identified immediately for skills I can donate, the organization is...

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  • June 12, 2012
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