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The Democratic Blue Wave, brought to you by activists like YOU!

The Democratic Blue Wave, brought to you by activists like YOU!

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 […]

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10 years ago today, Eclectablog was born.

10 years ago today, Eclectablog was born.

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 […]

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Announcing our newest Eclectablogger, Ammara Ansari!

Announcing our newest Eclectablogger, Ammara Ansari!

I’m constantly on the lookout for new writers for Eclectablog and my eye is always on writers who bring a different perspective than we already have. We have three white men and two white women writing for us so we have those demographics pretty much nailed down and it’s important to me that we are a diverse group. Today I […]

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Important update about the 2017 Eclectablog fundraiser & live podcast recording wsg Debbie & John Dingell

Important update about the 2017 Eclectablog fundraiser & live podcast recording wsg Debbie & John Dingell

It’s been a bit of a rough go with the fundraiser this year. As of last night we were down $5,000 in sponsorships from last year. And I was hoping to be significantly UP from last year so that we could upgrade our podcast equipment. But, as I told one of our sponsors, our opponents are legion and highly effective. […]

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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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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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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

Every day, every week, every month of the year, Eclectablog is here, championing progressive causes and holding those in power accountable for their actions. Day after day, the writers here at Eclectablog are providing essential analysis and advocacy, spreading word of the valuable work of progressive activists and groups, and holding elected officials’ feet to the fire. This year, we […]

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