There is a lot of talk about the inevitable, impending Democratic Blue Wave coming to America this November. I have news for you, it’s not going to happen. It’s not going to happen, that is, unless everyone — not just long-time Democratic Party volunteers and not just political newcomers like Indivisible groups and other members of the #Resistance — links […]Read more ›
As I mentioned on Sunday, Eclectablog had its ten-year anniversary this week. And as LOLGOP said yesterday, we’re determined to have another ten years of activism and commentary to keep you informed and activated to make our country a better place. But, in order to do that, we need YOUR help in the form of a financial contribution. Your donation […]Read more ›
Values matter and now is not the time to give in to the corporatists & kleptocrats who want to rule our country.
I’m going to keep this short and sweet today. Eclectablog is not about all of us getting wealthy from our work here. We do it because we KNOW it’s important and we KNOW it’s making a difference; sometimes small, sometimes not so small. But, if we’re going to be true to our values as progressives, we believe that all of […]Read more ›
I don’t need to tell YOU that the United States of America is in big trouble right now. Our country is now “led” by a kleptocratic authoritarian who is rapidly consolidating his power to benefit himself, his kids, and his business cronies. What was happening in slow motion only a few months ago has now turned into a rapid-fire string […]Read more ›
I’m not saying that Michigan is the beta testing ground for the worst GOP nefariousness but … Well, yes I am.
At some point in the ten years and one day since we began blogging under the Eclectablog banner, I had to make a decision. Was Eclectablog going to be a “state blog” or a “national blog”. If we aimed to be only a state blog, that would limit our reach because, at some point, folks outside of Michigan would just […]Read more ›
On July 8, 2008, I posted my first post under the name “Eclectablog”. It was a brief post, directing folks to my wife Anne’s panoramic images of the Rothbury music festival. I had already been blogging for four years under various other names at other sites but, when I jumped to Blogger in 2008, the name “Eclectablog” was born. In […]Read more ›
Don’t think the GOP can lose the popular vote by 10% and keep the House? That’s what happened in Virginia.
5 reasons it’s going to be much harder to win the House than you can imagine How would you act if you knew this could be the free last election you could ever vote in? If you think that question reeks of ridiculous paranoia, think about what happened this week. Trump held his first state dinner as president and did […]Read more ›
This is my 5,199th post at Eclectablog. That’s an astonishing sentence to me but it’s true. I have written so many posts that every once in a while I will Google something and find some of my own writing, an essay I had totally forgotten about. In essence, this blog has become a journal of what happens when a Democratic […]Read more ›
As you wade through the noise on social media, every once in a while you come across a story that makes you feel good. Inevitably, the story is about someone going out of their way to help someone else with no expectation of self-reward. These “feel good” stories stand out because so much of the world around us seems uncaring […]Read more ›
There is a LOT of talk about the “blue wave” that’s coming in November this year when Democrats (we are told) are going to trounce Republicans all across America. Here’s some real talk: there isn’t going to be any “blue wave”. That is, there won’t be unless progressives get active and stay active between now and then. As we’ve been […]Read more ›
Hi, folks. I have a favor to ask. You may recall that earlier this year, I had a run-in with a bad dude named Diverticulitis that put me in the hospital for ten days. As it turns out, I need to have surgery next month to keep that scary situation from ever happening again. Because this is happening during the […]Read more ›