Category: Fundraiser

A peek behind the curtain at Eclectablog

A peek behind the curtain at Eclectablog

My wife Anne wrote this last year and it’s all basically still true (except that I’ve written 4,909 posts now.) I thought it was worth sharing it with you on the last day of our fundraiser as a reminder of why we do what we do. Thanks for any support you can give. I don’t like painting ceilings. I don’t […]

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Here’s one thing I know, in this new reality we’re going to need all the truth & information we can get

At a press conference on Wednesday, Donald Trump told the nation that CNN is “fake news”. That stunning declaration is part of a long-term strategy, honed by the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler, to discredit information sources that keep the citizenry informed about reality. For his most ardent followers, Trump’s statement just confirms what they already wanted to believe because […]

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Help Eclectablog sustain the Obama legacy through education and action

Help Eclectablog sustain the Obama legacy through education and action

As some of you know, my active involvement in issue advocacy and politics was ignited by one man more than any other: Barack Obama. He inspired me to be the change I wish to see in the world. After working to get him re-elected in 2012, both as a neighborhood team leader and Michigan Deputy Digital Director, I realized that […]

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What makes Eclectablog so special? Let me explain.

What makes Eclectablog so special? Let me explain.

I’ll be honest, here at Eclectablog, we don’t enjoy having to ask our readers for money. But, we also hate having ads on the site and, quite frankly, ads don’t bring in enough revenue to keep the site up and humming along and, more importantly, to ensure that all the amazing writers get paid for their fine work. And that’s […]

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Here’s a little way for blue state liberals to make a big difference (without moving)

Here’s a little way for blue state liberals to make a big difference (without moving)

Adopt a blog for less than a dollar a day One big reason our democracy is in crisis? Our blue states are so damn nice. From the rolling curves of Puget Sound to the sandy dunes of Pismo Beach through the covered bridges of New England, you hear the advice that many Democrats offer as way to more effectively deploy […]

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In the new Trump era, we need to value independent journalism all that much more

In the new Trump era, we need to value independent journalism all that much more

As we transition in whiplash fashion to the new Trump era, more and more independent journalism and political commentary becomes something we as informed Americans need to value as precious and essential. However, unlike our political adversaries who enjoy corporate support and financing, sites like Eclectablog rely on our readers (and listeners!) for that support. That’s why, four times a […]

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Eclectablog needs your help (seriously)

Eclectablog needs your help (seriously)

Over the past year, Eclectablog has grown significantly. We have brought on two new exciting writers, educator Mitchell Robinson, seasoned journalist, columnist, and reporter Susan Demas, and Detroit poet and activist Tawana “Honeycomb” Petty. LOLGOP and I have also started a new podcast called “The Sit and Spin Room with LOLGOP & Eclectablog“. This has added an additional significant cost […]

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What the hell can you do about it?

What the hell can you do about it?

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a Daily Show clip, but this one is worth checking out: A person you’ve never heard of — like Tomi Lahren — is delivering the news on Facebook to more people than all three network newscasts combined. Her message that America is under assault from anyone who believes that we actually have work […]

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QUESTION: What would you pay for quality blogging? A dime a day? 25 cents a day?

QUESTION: What would you pay for quality blogging? A dime a day? 25 cents a day?

Most of us wouldn’t walk into a grocery store, pick up a newspaper, and walk out without paying. However, in a sense, that’s what happens when you read a website regularly without supporting the site financially. If you are a regular reader of Eclectablog, we’re asking you to think about how much that is worth to you. How much is […]

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Your support of Eclectablog matters for many reasons

Your support of Eclectablog matters for many reasons

Here at Eclectablog the staff and our publisher, Chris Savage, ask a few times a year for you to consider donating a few dollars to make sure independent stays just that, independent. Does Eclectablog have a “liberal” bias? Yes and no. Most of the staff certain lean Left, but we are paid to write (thanks to all of you), not […]

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Citizen journalism: Filling the void

Citizen journalism: Filling the void

I don’t generally refer to myself as a “journalist”. However, I do consider myself a blogger who sometimes commits acts of journalism. And, in a time when news outlets often seem like they are circling the drain, the work we do here at Eclectablog is helping to fill a void that’s been created by that slow demise. Those of you […]

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