Category: Fundraiser

Announcing our first round of Eclectablog fundraiser party sponsors! You should join them!

Announcing our first round of Eclectablog fundraiser party sponsors! You should join them!

I’m pleased to announce our first round of sponsors for the 2017 Eclectablog fundraising party. These folks have stepped up to make sure we can continue our good work and to keep growing, all the more important during this crisis time in America. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor – and many of our sponsors are individuals as […]

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An Easter PHOTOdiary: Peeps & global warming

An Easter PHOTOdiary: Peeps & global warming

It’s Easter Sunday and that can mean only one thing: it’s time for the annual repost of our Peeps® post. However, before we get into that, today is the last day of our first quarter fundraiser. It’s been an rather quiet week on the fundraiser front, something that is a little dismaying. Our costs here at Eclectablog increase each year […]

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Hope is cute, words are nice, action is required: The many facets of resistance and getting in the way

Hope is cute, words are nice, action is required: The many facets of resistance and getting in the way

I’ll be blunt: we live in a time where the moral imperative is that we resist the decline of our country toward fascism with everything we have. It’s no longer enough to talk about politics over beers or coffee with our pals. It’s no longer enough to post fun memes on Facebook. The time is at hand for actual action. […]

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The cost of independent journalism vs. the costs of living WITHOUT independent journalism

The cost of independent journalism vs. the costs of living WITHOUT independent journalism

Would you pay 20¢ a day to make sure independent journalism survives? Then you should. I don’t generally refer to myself as a journalist. That said, there have been times when we have engaged in some dead serious journalism here at Eclectablog. During a time when commentators around the country were justifying and excusing the anti-democratic power grab known as […]

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Tip the scales for justice: We need you to be a part of this

Tip the scales for justice: We need you to be a part of this

Keep The Sit and Spin Room going and spinning better all the time tl;dr: Consider becoming a “Sit and Spin Savior” by making a $5 (or more!) a month pledge: Want to be a Sit and Spin Savior by making a recurring monthly donation? Enter the amount you want to pay each month $ Sign up for Now, here’s why […]

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Here’s something tangible you can do to make a difference in the world

Here’s something tangible you can do to make a difference in the world

There isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t hear some version of, “Wait, you don’t do this as your full-time job?!” And the answer is always the same: No. This blog is what I do when I’m done with my full-time job as a chemist and nearly full-time (volunteer) job as the Chair of the Washtenaw County Democratic […]

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A survival guide for today’s increasingly fascist American society

A survival guide for today’s increasingly fascist American society

Let’s face it, every day America is becoming more and more like a fascist society. The ascension of Donald Trump to the presidency and the takeover of so many of our state governments by corporatist stooges who are dismantling protections and public schools and civil rights is plain to see and those who are most vulnerable depend on the rest […]

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We’re progressives, we support our values (and our values are under siege)

We’re progressives, we support our values (and our values are under siege)

Given the events over the past two months with the ascension of Donald Trump to the presidency, I don’t need to tell you that our progressive values are under daily assault. With blue states like Michigan under total Republican domination, it goes without saying that we are all feeling the brunt of their anti-women, anti-worker, anti-public schools, anti-government attacks on […]

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SAVE THE DATE: May 12th – 4th annual Eclectablog fundraising party and LIVE recording of the Sit & Spin Room podcast

SAVE THE DATE: May 12th – 4th annual Eclectablog fundraising party and LIVE recording of the Sit & Spin Room podcast

If you can’t attend this year’s party, consider becoming a “Sit and Spin Savior” by making a $5 (or more!) a month pledge: Want to be a Sit and Spin Savior by making a recurring monthly donation?Enter the amount you want to pay each month $ Sign up for Every day, every week, every month of the year, Eclectablog is […]

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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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