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Accountability is the foundation upon which our republic is built. Here’s one way YOU can help shore up that foundation.

Accountability is the foundation upon which our republic is built. Here’s one way YOU can help shore up that foundation.

America is in big trouble these days. It’s not just that we have a narcissistic liar “leading” the country. It’s that our elected officials are unwilling to hold Donald Trump and his band of merry grifters accountable for their un-American policies and actions. Accountability. That’s the foundation upon which our republic is built. Elected officials and other leaders must be […]

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Anti-worker corporatist group finds another way to funnel your tax dollars into their bank accounts

Anti-worker corporatist group finds another way to funnel your tax dollars into their bank accounts

There they go again. This important essay was written by Mike Jackson, executive secretary treasurer of the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights union. Please contact your state legislator and ask them to vote NO on House Bill 4406. The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), an anti-union organization, is hoping taxpayers further subsidize their failed training programs. This time, […]

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John Engler has gone from an embarrassment to the state of Michigan to a cocky & smug liability to Michigan State

John Engler has gone from an embarrassment to the state of Michigan to a cocky & smug liability to Michigan State

I have always had special disdain for former Michigan governor John Engler. He was the grandfather of the corporatist right’s attacks on organized labor while he was in office and his repugnant legacy is something that we still deal with today. So I was shocked, dismayed, and outraged that the Michigan State University Board of Trustees chose Engler to be […]

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Mitch McConnell is terrified of the Michigan plan for rebuilding democracy

Mitch McConnell is terrified of the Michigan plan for rebuilding democracy

By prioritizing the “For the People Act,” Democrats show they get that voting rights are even more popular than legal weed. Mitch McConnell knows how he got away with it. The Senate Majority Leader led GOP efforts to swipe a Supreme Court seat from Merrick Garland. He killed a bipartisan effort to call out Russian attacks on the 2016 elections. […]

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A POLITICAL PAWS: Will you please vote for our Eclectadog Suni and send a positive message about rescued dogs (esp. pit bulls)?

A POLITICAL PAWS: Will you please vote for our Eclectadog Suni and send a positive message about rescued dogs (esp. pit bulls)?

NOTE: This contest is now over and voting is complete. Suni DID make it into the Top Ten so thank you : ) This handsome fellow is Suni and he’s one of our three rescued Eclectadogs. They’re all pit bulls, a dog breed that is sadly much maligned with a totally undeserved (bad) reputation. The truth is, I’ve had a […]

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The nation mourns the passing of John Dingell, a political giant with a heart the size of the Great Lakes

The nation mourns the passing of John Dingell, a political giant with a heart the size of the Great Lakes

I am indescribably sad this morning. Although those of us who interacted with John Dingell on a somewhat regular basis knew this day would come, his passing has still taken my breath away. It goes without saying that John Dingell, the longest-serving member of the United States House of Representatives in American history, was a political giant. He played a […]

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Eclectablog fundraising party TONIGHT! Here’s a sneak peak at the 2018 Eclectagrog glass + our latest sponsors.

Eclectablog fundraising party TONIGHT! Here’s a sneak peak at the 2018 Eclectagrog glass + our latest sponsors.

Tonight is our annual Eclectablog/GOTMFV Show fundraiser and we’re totally excited. For those of you who are coming, here’s what the 2018 Eclectagrog beer glass looks like: IMPORTANT: While we are asking for a $50 donation, all comers will be welcomed and will receive a beer glass + free food and drink. Donate what you can afford, even if that […]

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Eclectablog 2018 Annual Fundraiser update: Additional guest – progressive attorney Mark Brewer – and our 1st round of sponsors!

Eclectablog 2018 Annual Fundraiser update: Additional guest – progressive attorney Mark Brewer – and our 1st round of sponsors!

Lots of news to share with you about our Eclectablog 2018 Annual Fundraiser on Friday, November 30th at the Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti. First, we are thrilled to announce that, in addition to Jordan Zakarin from Progressives Everywhere, we will also have superstar progressive attorney and former Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer joining us. While the passage of Proposition […]

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Announcing the 2018 Eclectablog Annual Fundraising Party with special guest Jordan Zakarin from Progressives Everywhere!

Announcing the 2018 Eclectablog Annual Fundraising Party with special guest Jordan Zakarin from Progressives Everywhere!

We normally do our fundraiser in late spring but some health issues on my end foiled that plan. Then came the midterm election. Then came the general election. So, now that the dust has settled, we are finally getting the opportunity to hold our annual fundraiser. And we NEED to! Our coffers are nearly depleted! This year we’re thrilled to […]

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Michigan Republican Party creates front groups to fund effort to promote a Green Party candidate and draw votes from Democrat Gretchen Whitmer

Michigan Republican Party creates front groups to fund effort to promote a Green Party candidate and draw votes from Democrat Gretchen Whitmer

The stench of desperation has overcome the Michigan Republican Party. As I reported yesterday, they sent mailers to the districts of three of their House candidates claiming they are endorsed by the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM). They are not and, in fact, in two of those races, the POAM actually endorsed the Democratic candidate. Today I have evidence […]

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Take back Michigan’s Supreme Court? Vote Megan Kathleen Cavanagh and Sam Bagenstos for #AFreshMichigan.

Take back Michigan’s Supreme Court? Vote Megan Kathleen Cavanagh and Sam Bagenstos for #AFreshMichigan.

Better roads. Cleaner water. Real Democracy. This post is part of a new project at Eclectablog called “A Fresh Michigan”. Our goal is to help people understand the astonishing impact they can have on the future of our state by supporting the three statewide ballot proposals along with Sam Bagenstos and Megan Kathleen Cavanagh for the State Supreme Court. You […]

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