Category: Fundraiser

Help Sustain Eclectablog

Help Sustain Eclectablog

It’s fundraising week here at Eclectablog, so I’m appealing to those of you who enjoy the content we provide to support us by making a donation. The sustainability of Electablog is especially important during this seemingly unpredictable administration, because the bloggers at here are committed to keeping you in the know and countering the false narratives as they come. Please […]

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Eclectablog can’t be bought and paid for, but we still have bills to pay

Eclectablog can’t be bought and paid for, but we still have bills to pay

Who needs ads when we have supporters like you? Let’s keep it that way and protect independent journalism. By now, you’ve figured out this is fundraising week at Eclectablog. Before you navigate away from this page, consider this: Eclectablog remains almost entirely ad-free because of donations from readers like you. Not only that, LOLGOP and Eclectablog produce a terrific podcast […]

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BREAKING: Diverticulitis almost takes down Eclectablog

BREAKING: Diverticulitis almost takes down Eclectablog

If you can’t imagine progressive politics without Chris Savage and Eclectablog, we need your support It was the worst Twitter direct message I’ve ever gotten — even worse than the one that convinced me Trump had won Florida. “I have been sick for a few days and this morning I went to the dr with severe abdominal pain,” @Eclectablog AKA […]

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Want to keep reading stories on the trans community and Betsy DeVos you won’t find anywhere else? Support Eclectablog today.

Want to keep reading stories on the trans community and Betsy DeVos you won’t find anywhere else? Support Eclectablog today.

I became a journalist almost 17 years ago because I wanted to dig for the truth and tell important stories, especially in politics. In the decade-plus I’ve spent in Lansing, I’ve watched most of my Capitol press corps colleagues retire, leave for better-paying jobs or get laid off. There are so many issues to cover and stories to tell — […]

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The rich are using their Trump Tax Cut to invest in politicians and causes who will make them MORE wealthy. Let’s all pledge ours to fight them.

The Trump Tax scam is likely to result in a fair number of us seeing a tiny bit more money in our paychecks starting next month. It is, of course, a scam. You shouldn’t get used to the extra funds because some time in the next 8-10 years, they’ll go away. The extra money that the über wealthy are going […]

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As Trump assaults our nation’s integrity, institutions, and democracy, here’s why we still need to keep our focus on the states

As Trump assaults our nation’s integrity, institutions, and democracy, here’s why we still need to keep our focus on the states

There’s no question that Donald Trump is working around the clock when he’s not golfing at one of his many golf clubs using millions of our tax dollars to dismantle our country’s democracy, our institutions, and the laws and policies we have in place to protect ALL Americans, not just those at the top of the economic food chain. On […]

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When you’re fighting to make the world a better place, it’s good to know you’re not alone

When you’re fighting to make the world a better place, it’s good to know you’re not alone

When I woke up Saturday morning, it was Day Six of our 4th Quarter fundraiser here at Eclectablog and we hadn’t received a single donation. It was pretty demoralizing. We’ve had slow weeks in the past but nothing quite this slow. I generally hope to get enough in donations each quarter to pay for at least two months. Our annual […]

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Eclectablog is shutting down

Eclectablog is shutting down

That’s not something I have ever wanted to write. But we’ve been doing this quarter’s fundraiser for six days now and have received precisely zero donations. That’s not a sustainable model because I’m not a wealthy guy who can just plow his mortgage money into a website.

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Love your public schools? Help us protect them!

Love your public schools? Help us protect them!

As the saying (curse, actually) goes, “May you live in interesting times.” And we certainly do. Like many of you, I wake up every day, pour my first cup of coffee, and switch on the TV to see what outrageous thing the current inhabitant of the White House has done, or tweeted, overnight. And when I want to know how […]

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Resistance takes many forms. What steps are YOU taking to #resist?

Resistance takes many forms. What steps are YOU taking to #resist?

Regular readers of the blog or listeners of the Sit and Spin Room podcast know that we are big on the Resistance these days. We recognize and exalt the import work being done by Indivisible Groups, NationalADAPT and their various chapters, and all the other incredible grassroots organizers who are changing the conversation when it comes to the debate about […]

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It’s like public radio for progressives, “Made possible by viewers like YOU!”

It’s like public radio for progressives, “Made possible by viewers like YOU!”

I’m the sort of weirdo that actually listens to pledge drives on public radio. Partly it’s because I have gotten to know many of the reporters and on-air folks at my local NPR affiliate and enjoy hearing them beg me for money. But mostly it’s because, even though I am monthly sustainer, I appreciate how hard these people work day […]

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