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EPISODE 79: Say the “P-Word” – with special guest Rebecca Vallas

4/16/2018
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The show notes for Episode 79 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/04/episode-79-say-the-p-word-with-special-guest-rebecca-vallas.html Rebecca Vallas on Twitter: @RebeccaVallas The Off-Kilter Show on Twitter: @OffKilterShow The Off-Kilter podcast on iTunes: OFF-KILTER with Rebecca Vallas https://twitter.com/rebeccavallas/status/983868856056852481 The Good: Ian Haney López, Anat Shenker-Osorio, and Tamara Draut at The Guardian: Democrats can win by tackling race and class together. Here's...

Duration:01:12:23

EPISODE 78: Burn the Debt Clock! with special guest economist Stephanie Kelton

4/10/2018
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The show notes for Episode 78 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/04/episode-78-burn-the-debt-clock-with-special-guest-economist-stephanie-kelton.html Stephanie Kelton on Twitter: @StephanieKelton Steven Hail at The Conversation: Explainer: what is modern monetary theory? Stephanie Kelton at The New York Times: How We Think About the Deficit Is Mostly Wrong Stephanie Kelton at the LA Times: Congress can give every American a pony (if it breeds enough ponies) The Good: The ACLU: Flint...

Duration:01:11:00

EPISODE 77: Solidarity IS resistance – with special guests Congressman & DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison and Rev. Brian Ellison

4/1/2018
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The show notes for Episode 77 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/04/episode-77-solidarity-is-resistance-with-special-guests-congressman-keith-ellison-rev-brian-ellison.html Keith Ellison on Twitter: @KeithEllison DNC announces new IWillVote campaign to reach 50 million voters in 2018 Commit to vote in 2018: IWillVote.com This is the shirt Rev. Ellison wore during our interview: https://twitter.com/RashidaTlaib/status/980109198204817409 Church of of the New Covenant - Detroit:...

Duration:01:08:57

EPISODE 76: Are we misunderestimating Betsy DeVos and the GOP? – with special guest Mitchell Robinson

3/27/2018
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The show notes for Episode 76 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/03/episode-76-are-we-misunderestimating-betsy-devos-and-the-gop-with-special-guest-mitchell-robinson.html Mitchell Robinson on Twitter: @MRobMSU Mitchell Robinson's website: Keep Talking Mitchell Robinson at Eclectablog: The stunning hypocrisy of Betsy DeVos Betsy DeVos is wrong about competition improving public schools The sinister motive behind Trump & DeVos’ plan to “harden schools” Betsy DeVos attacks teachers as...

Duration:01:12:38

EPISODE 75 – The REAL forgotten American women and men – with directors of Netflix’s “Flint Town”

3/20/2018
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The show notes for Episode 74 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/03/episode-75-the-real-forgotten-american-women-and-men-with-directors-of-netflixs-flint-town.html Jessica Dimmock on Twitter: @JessicaDimmock Flint Town on Netflix Flint Town on Wikipedia Julie Hinds at the Detroit Free Press: Netflix's 'Flint Town' offers behind-the-scenes look at city's police T-Rex on Netflix The Good: Sam Levine at Huffington Post: Top ACLU Voting Rights Lawyer Rips Into Trump Expert’s Evidence Of...

Duration:01:04:57

EPISODE 74 – Conor Lamb has already won PA-18 (but don’t get too excited) – wsg data journalist G. Elliott Morris

3/12/2018
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The show notes for Episode 74 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/03/episode-74-conor-lamb-has-already-won-but-dont-get-too-excited-wsg-data-journalist-g-elliott-morris.html G. Elliott Morris on Twitter: @GElliottMorris G. Elliott Morris's website: The Crosstab The Patreon page for The Crosstab is HERE. The 2018 Midterm Elections Forecast from G. Elliott Morris's model is HERE. G. Elliott Morris at The Economist: Conor Lamb is likely to lose PA-18 The Good: Sean McElwee, Jesse H....

Duration:01:07:47

EPISODE 73 – How to fight the NRA’s leadership – with Shannon Watts from Mom’s Demand Action

3/6/2018
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The show notes for Episode 73 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/03/episode-73-how-to-fight-the-nras-leadership-with-shannon-watts-from-moms-demand-action.html Shannon Watts on Twitter: @ShannonRWatts Moms Demand Action on Twitter: @MomsDemand Everytown on Twitter: @Everytown Moms Demand Action website: MomsDemandAction.org/ Join Moms Demand Action on Facebook: Facebook.com/MomsDemandAction Shannon Watts' interview on the terrific Stay Tuned With Preet podcast with Preet Bharara is...

Duration:01:00:30

EPISODE 72: How about some optimism for a change???! with special guest Daniel Nichanian (@Taniel)

2/27/2018
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The show notes for Episode 72 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/02/episode-72-how-about-some-optimism-for-a-change-with-special-guest-daniel-nichanian-taniel.html Daniel Nichanian on Twitter: @Taniel Daniel Nichanian's website: DanielNichanian.com Daniel Nichanian at Vox: The voting rights manifesto: a state-by-state plan to defend democracy Daniel Nichanian at The New York Times: The Case for Allowing Felons to Vote The Good: Axl Rose on Twitter: @AxlRose Michael J. Malbin at the...

Duration:01:08:25

EPISODE 71 – A document as important as the INDIVISIBLE GUIDE??? wsg Sharon Shutler of @WofAVA

2/19/2018
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The show notes for Episode 71 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/02/episode-71-a-document-as-important-as-the-indivisible-guide-wsg-sharon-shutler-of-wofava.html Sharon Shutler of We of Action: @WofAVA Virginia Grassroots in on the web at VirginiaGrassroots.org. Get Lessons Learned from the 2017 Virginia Elections - How the Grassroots Helped Flip VA Blue HERE. WhyVAMatters2017.org The Good: Emma Gonzalez's amazing speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxD3o-9H1lY Transcript HERE....

Duration:01:06:28

EPISODE 70: What makes the Russian investigation different? – with special guest Marcy Wheeler (@EmptyWheel)

2/4/2018
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The show notes for Episode 70 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/02/episode-70-what-makes-the-russian-investigation-different-with-special-guest-marcy-wheeler-emptywheel.html Marcy Wheeler on Twitter: @EmptyWheel Marcy Wheeler at New Republic: All Glenn Greenwald’s Women Marcy Wheeler at Huffington Post: The Nunes-Ryan Civil Liberties Sham Marcy Wheeler at Vice.com: All the Key Details Republicans Left Out of Their Famous Memo Marcy Wheeler at Politico: Democrats Embraced a Flawed...

Duration:01:18:56

EPISODE 69 – The level of corruption is breaking records – with special guest Congressman John Sarbanes

1/30/2018
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The show notes for Episode 69 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/01/episode-69-the-level-of-corruption-is-breaking-records-with-special-guest-congressman-john-sarbanes.html Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes on Twitter: @RepSarbanes The Good: Andrew Prokop at Vox: Pennsylvania’s gerrymandered House map was just struck down — with huge implications for 2018 https://twitter.com/stevenmazie/status/958051734085136384 https://twitter.com/PoliticsWolf/status/957054067603210240 Deirdre Walsh,...

Duration:01:18:04

EPISODE 68 – Think of Donald Trump as Chickenpox

1/15/2018
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The show notes for Episode 68 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/01/episode-68-think-of-donald-trump-as-chickenpox.html The Good: CBS News: Who are the Republicans retiring from Congress after 2018? Veronica Stracqualursi at CNN: Trey Gowdy steps down from House Ethics Committee, citing 'workload' Gabriel Debendetti and Daniel Strauss at Politico: The next GOP panic: Governors races The Bad: Jeff Stein at The Washington Post: Smoking penalties, ER fees, premiums on the poor: How states...

Duration:00:41:57

Episode 67 – There’s so much healing possible (but the wounds are still there) – wsg Rachael Denhollander, the first to speak out about Larry Nassar

1/8/2018
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The show notes for Episode 67 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/01/episode-67-theres-so-much-healing-possible-but-the-wounds-are-still-there-an-interview-with-the-first-woman-to-speak-out-about-larry-nassar.html Listen to Rachael Denhollander on Episode 31 of the Burn It All Down podcast HERE. Christopher Haxel and Matt Mencarini at the Lansing State Journal: Rachael Denhollander: 'MSU officials silenced' Larry Nassar's victims Stephanie Wang at the Indy Star: ‘I knew what the cost...

Duration:00:57:14

Episode 66 – The U.S. Census is like the base for the stew – with special guest Ari Berman

1/3/2018
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The show notes for Episode 66 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/01/episode-66-the-u-s-census-is-like-the-base-for-the-stew-with-special-guest-ari-berman.html Ari Berman on Twitter: @AriBerman Ari Berman at Mother Jones: Trump’s Pick to Run 2020 Census Has Defended Racial Gerrymandering and Voter Suppression Laws The Good: Thomas Fuller at The New York Times: Recreational Pot Is Officially Legal in California The Bad: James Hohmann at The Washington Post: Trump’s true priorities...

Duration:01:06:55

Episode 65 – 2017: A year when every day was a month of news – with special guest Sarah Kendzior

12/28/2017
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The show notes for Episode 64 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/12/episode-65-2017-a-year-when-every-day-was-a-month-of-news-with-special-guest-sarah-kendzior.html Sarah Kendzior on Twitter: @SarahKendzior https://twitter.com/sarahkendzior/status/923622617440976896 Sarah Kendzior's website: SarahKendzior.com Sarah Kendzior at The Globe and Mail: Alabama proves that appealing to Trump voters is a lost cause. The power is elsewhere. Sarah Kendzior at FastCompany: With Trump, The GOP Is...

Duration:01:16:46

Episode 64 – 2017: Worse than we ever could have imagined and better than we could have ever hoped – with special guest Topher Spiro

12/18/2017
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The show notes for Episode 64 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/12/episode-64-2017-worse-than-we-ever-could-have-imagined-and-better-than-we-could-have-ever-hoped-with-special-guest-topher-spiro.html Topher Spiro on Twitter: @TopherSpiro Carol Kuruvilla at Huffington Post: White Evangelicals Voted En Masse For Roy Moore In Alabama, To No One’s Surprise Jason Sattler at USA Today: Republican war on Millennials looks like a suicide mission...

Duration:01:15:25

Episode 63 – A Festival of Tax Giveaways to the Very Rich – wsg Michael Linden & Miriame Kaba

12/12/2017
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The show notes for Episode 63 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/12/episode-63-a-festival-of-tax-giveaways-to-the-very-rich-wsg-michael-linden-miriame-kaba.html Michael Linden on Twitter: @MichaelSLinden RESOURCES TO FIGHT THE TRUMP TAX SCAM: TrumpTaxScam.org TrumpTaxToolkit.org NotOnePenny.org StopTrumpTaxCuts.org AmericansForTaxFairness.org Mariame Kaba's personal website: MariameKaba.com Mariame Kaba on Twitter: @PrisonCulture Miriame Kaba's blog: USPrisonCulture.com Ways to help...

Duration:01:28:54

Episode 62 – “The #TrumpTaxScam is the worst manifestation of public policy ever, people need to be banging their pots and pans on this” – wsg Harold Feld & Congressman Dan Kildee

12/4/2017
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The show notes for Episode 62 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/12/episode-62-the-trumptaxscam-is-the-worst-manifestation-of-public-policy-ever-people-need-to-be-banging-their-pots-and-pans-on-this-wsg-harold-feld-congressman-dan-kildee.html Harold Feld of PublicKnowledge.org on Twitter: @HaroldFeld Jon Brodkin at Ars Technica: Charter is using net neutrality repeal to fight lawsuit over slow speeds RESOURCES TO FIGHT TO PRESERVE NET NEUTRALITY: Here's what YOU can do: Send a letter...

Duration:01:18:18

Episode 61 – The #TrumpTaxScam is not literally a “piece of sh!t”, but it’s close – wsg Ben Wikler of MoveOn.org

12/2/2017
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The show notes for Episode 61 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/12/episode-61-emergency-podcast-the-trumptaxscam-is-not-literally-a-piece-of-sht-but-its-close.html Ben Wikler on Twitter: @BenWikler RESOURCES TO FIGHT THE TRUMP TAX SCAM: TrumpTaxScam.org TrumpTaxToolkit.org NotOnePenny.org StopTrumpTaxCuts.org Give us a five-star review at iTunes! The Sit and Spin Room Facebook page is HERE! The Sit and Spin Room logo by Anne C. Savage. Music clips Intro and Outro music: Zoolookologie...

Duration:00:34:15

Episode 60 – When they go low, you have to punch them in the stomach – wsg Neera Tanden & Nick Hanauer

11/28/2017
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The show notes for Episode 60 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/11/episode-60-when-they-go-low-you-have-to-punch-them-in-the-stomach-wsg-neera-tanden-nick-hanauer.html Neera Tanden on Twitter: @NeeraTanden RESOURCES TO FIGHT THE TRUMP TAX SCAM: TrumpTaxScam.org TrumpTaxToolkit.org NotOnePenny.org StopTrumpTaxCuts.org Nick Hanauer on Twitter: @NickHanauer https://twitter.com/NickHanauer/status/934141165523296256 Ashley Parker and Katie Zezima at the Washington Post: Trump refers to...

Duration:01:10:11

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