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Welcome to our newest member of Team Eclectablog: Dr. Mitchell Robinson

Welcome to our newest member of Team Eclectablog: Dr. Mitchell Robinson

Today, I am pleased to announce the addition of our newest Eclectablogger, Dr. Mitchell Robinson, Associate Professor and Chair of the Music Education department at Michigan State University. He has his own blog at MitchellRobinson.net and has guest posted several pieces here at Eclectablog. His fine writing skills are matched by his thoughtfulness on education policy, particularly as it relates […]

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Why Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Assassins’ is essential viewing for every American

Why Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Assassins’ is essential viewing for every American

This bold musical depicts the dark side of the American Dream and reflects the work yet to be done to ensure life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all. “I did it to bring down the government of Abraham Lincoln and to avenge the ravaged South…” “I did it to prove to her my everlasting love…” “I did it […]

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Welcome our newest Eclectablogger, journalist and communications specialist Jen Eyer!

Welcome our newest Eclectablogger, journalist and communications specialist Jen Eyer!

I am thrilled to announce today that we have added a new writer to Team Eclectablog. Jen Eyer has written a couple of dynamite guest posts (HERE and HERE) for the site and she’s clearly a great fit for our team. Jen is the Vice President of Vanguard Public Affairs and has a long history in the world of journalism. […]

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How to change the world – A Mother’s Day essay

How to change the world – A Mother’s Day essay

That lady in the photo is my mom, Jacki Savage. If you’ve read my story “Two North”, already know a bit about her. She was born Jacqueline McCann and was at the top of her high school class taking Latin and basically shooting the lights out academically when she got pregnant with me and dropped out of school. She was […]

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Welcome to the new and improved Eclectablog 4.0!

Welcome to the new and improved Eclectablog 4.0!

Welcome to Eclectablog 4.0! If you’re reading this, you’ve hit the new and improved site. It’s something we’ve been working toward for quite some time and now it’s finally arrived! HUGE thanks to Anne for all her hard work on this effort. A bit of history: We started out on Blogger (Eclectablog 1.0) then, after we got too big for […]

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INTRODUCING: Our latest Eclectablogger, Sommer Foster

INTRODUCING: Our latest Eclectablogger, Sommer Foster

On Monday, I announced that we are bringing on a new writer at Eclectablog. Today, I am pleased to make the official announcement that Sommer Foster will be a regular (and paid) contributor to Eclectablog. I’ve been asking Sommer to come on board for over a year now and the stars have finally aligned in such a way that she’s […]

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Blog update: Video ads are gone and other news

Blog update: Video ads are gone and other news

I have gotten quite a few complaints about the video ads that were being displayed on the site. Although I was promised they would have a very high CPM (“cost per thousand”, a measure of what they pay), that turned out not to be the case at all. The ads themselves were pretty intrusive, particularly on tablets and other mobile […]

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SAVE THE DATE: Eclectafundraiser party JULY 11th wsg Fmr. Congressman John Dingell & Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

SAVE THE DATE: Eclectafundraiser party JULY 11th wsg Fmr. Congressman John Dingell & Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

The folks here at Team Eclectablog are thrilled to announce the date of the 2015 Eclectablog Fundraiser Party. The event takes place at the Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery (formerly The Corner Brewery) in Ypsilanti, Michigan on July 11th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This year, our special guests will be former Congressman John Dingell and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell. We will […]

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Introducing our newest Eclectablogger: Judy Matlock

Introducing our newest Eclectablogger: Judy Matlock

As I so frequently say during our fundraisers, it’s your contributions that not only allow me to pay the regular contributors here at Eclectablog a small token for their creative output, but also make it possible for me to bring on new writers. Last week, in a bit of a “soft launch”, we published the first piece by our newest […]

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Walmart and me

Walmart and me

There are several ad spaces on Eclectablog that are filled by a third party. They serve up ads based on who is paying for them and then push them out to various sites like ours. That’s why the ads change when you visit more than once. I recently took some heat for having a Walmart ad on my site. I […]

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Debbie Dingell for Congress website wins national award, site photos by Eclectablogger Anne Savage

Debbie Dingell for Congress website wins national award, site photos by Eclectablogger Anne Savage

We don’t get to brag about our team very often but today is one of those days. Campaigns and Elections magazine gives out annual awards – called The Reed Awards – in a variety of categories related to, as you might expect, campaigns and elections. This year’s winner in the category of “Best Website for Congressional Candidate” went to Power […]

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