It’s time for the gaslighting on gun violence to end
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by Eclectablog
7M ago
I won’t lie: I’ve gotten pretty numb to the endless headlines about gun violence, mass shootings, gun deaths, and gun EVERYTHING. The shooting on campus at my alma mater Michigan State University tore the scab off this week and after the depression and sadness subsided, I’m left with outrage and white hot anger at those who would gaslight us that […] The post It’s time for the gaslighting on gun violence to end first appeared on Eclectablog ..read more
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Student op-ed: Eastern Michigan University lied about construction agreements on FOIA request
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by Eclectablog
7M ago
The following guest post was written by Liam Reidy, a student at Eastern Michigan University. University Leadership Should Adhere to the Same Rules as Students Eastern Michigan University’s mission statement proclaims five core values that govern how students, staff, faculty, and leadership live our daily lives on campus. We should expect that these core values inform every action of the […] The post Student op-ed: Eastern Michigan University lied about construction agreements on FOIA request first appeared on Eclectablog ..read more
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“Two North” – A true Christmas Story
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by Eclectablog
7M ago
“Two North” is a story about one Christmas when my mom was spending time on the psychiatric ward of our town’s hospital after trying to commit suicide to escape a physically-abusive husband. I was thirteen. It was a cataclysmic event in our lives but it brought us together into a two-person tribe like no other event ever has in my […] The post “Two North” – A true Christmas Story first appeared on Eclectablog ..read more
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Trump WANTS liberals to mock his NFT cards. And they are falling for it.
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by Eclectablog
7M ago
Earlier this week, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump teased a “big announcement” on Truth Social: This screenshot doesn’t show the video that plays in its entirety where he declares that “America needs a superhero”. (One thing that’s glaring obvious is that he is still burning with the heat of a thousand suns with jealousy of Joe Biden’s “Dark Brandon” memes […] The post Trump WANTS liberals to mock his NFT cards. And they are falling for it. first appeared on Eclectablog ..read more
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Contaminated Army Bases Contribute to Michigan’s Environmental and Social Inequality
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by Eclectablog
7M ago
The following post was written by Jonathan Sharp. Jonathan is the CFO of the Birmingham, Alabama-based, Environmental Litigation Group, PC, a law firm specializing in toxic exposure cases that helps individuals injured by hazardous chemicals on US army installations. Over the past hundred years, the US army has dealt with the lasting consequences of its negligent handling and disposal of […] The post Contaminated Army Bases Contribute to Michigan’s Environmental and Social Inequality first appeared on Eclectablog ..read more
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Election deniers, extremists are ramping up attacks on democracy. Here’s how.
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by Eclectablog
7M ago
The following essay was written by Dianne Byrum. Dianne is a former state Representative and state Senator and is currently a Michigan State University trustee and the Michigan Director for Defend Democracy Project. Over the summer, the January 6th Committee presented overwhelming evidence proving that Donald Trump and his extremist supporters in the Republican Party planned, promoted, and paid for […] The post Election deniers, extremists are ramping up attacks on democracy. Here’s how. first appeared on Eclectablog ..read more
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Want to #RestoreRoe in Michigan? Here’s what to do and what NOT to do to support Prop 3!
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by Eclectablog
7M ago
Forty-nine years ago, after being exposed as a criminal, then President Richard Nixon uttered the phrase “I am not a crook!” during a press conference in Orlando, Florida. This statement had literally the opposite effect from what Nixon intended. Nobody who heard it believed it because the evidence was so strong that he was, indeed a crook. In fact, all […] The post Want to #RestoreRoe in Michigan? Here’s what to do and what NOT to do to support Prop 3! first appeared on Eclectablog ..read more
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Republicans introduce bill to put the parents of transgender kids in prison for life
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by Eclectablog
7M ago
The following post was written by Jessica Beasley (she/they), a Senior Manager of User Experience Design at a tech company and longtime resident of Michigan. She lives in Ypsilanti Township with her spouse and an inadvisable number of cats, and mostly uses Twitter to tweet about trans stuff at @JessicleCats. The topic of Jessica’s essay is personal for me. My […] The post Republicans introduce bill to put the parents of transgender kids in prison for life first appeared on Eclectablog ..read more
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Tudor Dixon’s “small business” is driving US refractory manufacturers out of business
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by Mitchell Robinson
7M ago
During last night’s gubernatorial debate, GOP nominee Tudor Dixon asserted that a difference between her and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was that Dixon was a small business owner, whose company had been “crushed during the pandemic by Whitmer’s Covid policies.” Curious, I decided to look into Dixon’s “small business.” Here’s what I learned… Dixon’s business, Cornerstone Foundry Supply (CFS), manufactures nothing–it’s […] The post Tudor Dixon’s “small business” is driving US refractory manufacturers out of business first appeared on Eclectablog ..read more
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The Triumph and Tragedy of Detroit – wsg historian and journalist Ken Coleman
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by Eclectablog, Chris Savage & MoReno Taylor II
1y ago
Ken Coleman on Twitter: @HistoryLivesDet Ken Coleman is on Facebook HERE. Ken Coleman’s work at Michigan Advance can be found HERE. BOOKS MENTIONED DURING THE POD: The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit by Thomas Sugrue The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy by William Julius Wilson Chris Savage can be […] The post The Triumph and Tragedy of Detroit – wsg historian and journalist Ken Coleman first appeared on Eclectablog ..read more
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