Category: Fundraiser

Jackson LGBTQ leaders’ home burns down killing five pets, arson suspected

Jackson LGBTQ leaders’ home burns down killing five pets, arson suspected

Anne and I are friends with Nikki Joly from my hometown of Jackson, Michigan. On Thursday of this week, the home she shares with her partner, Chris Moore, was destroyed by a fire, killing their two German Shepherds and three cats. In addition to being a nurse and a veteran, Joly is the director of the Jackson Pride Center and […]

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Michigan is Ground Zero for “the Republican Experiment”

Michigan is Ground Zero for “the Republican Experiment”

I’m often asked why we focus on Michigan so much at Eclectablog. The easy answer, of course, is that all of us live here and care about our state deeply. The less obvious answer is that Michigan has become the beta testing ground for some of the most egregious Republican overreach you’ll find in the USA. In our statewide elections, […]

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Look, I’ll beg if I have to. This site is that important to me.

Look, I’ll beg if I have to. This site is that important to me.

I hate writing fundraising pleas. You hate reading them. Those are facts. Also a fact: We’re all in this together. I just finished a Powerpoint presentation I am giving at Netroots Nation this week in Atlanta where I’m on a panel sponsored by the Center for Media & Democracy titled “Dismantling the Corporate Influence Machine in the States”. As I […]

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Independent progressive websites are slowly disappearing

Independent progressive websites are slowly disappearing

Let’s face it, progressive blogs, especially here in Michigan, are becoming more and more rare. In our state, there were once two major progressive political blogs: Michigan Liberal and Blogging for Michigan. Neither of these websites exists today. In fact, Eclectablog is one of the only progressive sites in the state still bringing you news and commentary about what’s happening […]

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There are two ways to defeat the forces of conservatism and progressives don’t have one of them

There are two ways to defeat the forces of conservatism and progressives don’t have one of them

There are two ways defeat the forces of conservatism in America. The first is to spend ungodly amounts of money to purchase state legislatures, judicial positions, governors’ seats, Congressional seats, and the presidency. News flash: Progressives do NOT have the seemingly endless supply of corporate interests to fund this sort of decades-long program, one that is playing out precisely as […]

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20 (completely serious) questions for Kid Rock

20 (completely serious) questions for Kid Rock

Support Eclectablog because we take Kid Rock seriously for you Is Kid Rock — AKA Robert James Ritchie who grew up in this plush home in Bruce Township, Michigan — a serious candidate for the U.S. Senate? No, but he could be a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Michigan next November. And if there’s anything the last year […]

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We are pausing the third quarter Eclectablog fundraiser

We are pausing the third quarter Eclectablog fundraiser

I won’t lie to you: Since we started our fundraiser on Monday, we’ve gotten precisely ZERO donations. We get a couple thousand visitors every day, sometimes more, but it’s clear that folks are focused on other things. It’s our hope that those other things are defeating Trumpcare. So, given the situation as it is now, we’re going to pause the […]

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Let’s help #Resistance artist Michael D’Antuono create mobile billboards to help get Trump impeached

Let’s help #Resistance artist Michael D’Antuono create mobile billboards to help get Trump impeached

Regular readers know that I’m a big (BIG!) fan of Michael D’Antuono’s artwork. And I want a wider audience to appreciate his contribution to The Resistance. He’s what some people call “The Norman Rockwell of The Resistance” and I agree. Michael has a new project and he needs our help. I’ll let him explain: I’m Michael D’Antuono, an artist and […]

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Don’t be distracted by Donald Trump, Kid Rock, or Russian hackers

Don’t be distracted by Donald Trump, Kid Rock, or Russian hackers

It’s easy to get distracted from what’s really important these days. Between the Daily Chaff™ that Donald Trump vomits into the mediasphere, the catnip of Russian collusion by him and members of his family and administration, and the possibility of second-tier “rock star” Kid Rock running for the U.S. Senate, there are a LOT of things in play that threaten […]

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It’s up to you: Help us help you

It’s up to you: Help us help you

A donation in any amount will help Team Eclectablog continue bringing you news you can use. We’re all in this together. Of course, I’m talking about anyone who didn’t vote for Donald Trump (and probably a few people who did, but now regret it). But I’m also talking about the work we do here at Eclectablog. You see, we literally […]

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

Resistance takes many forms. What are YOU doing 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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