Tag: Fundraiser

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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 […]

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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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Investing in education starts with investing in our OWN education

Investing in education starts with investing in our OWN education

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 […]

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We’re Democrats. Building compassionate communities is what we do.

We’re Democrats. Building compassionate communities is what we do.

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 […]

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REAL TALK: Without progressive activism, there isn’t going to be any “blue wave”

REAL TALK: Without progressive activism, there isn’t going to be any “blue wave”

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 […]

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Excuse me for a second. I need some help.

Excuse me for a second. I need some help.

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 […]

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Help Sustain Eclectablog

Help Sustain Eclectablog

It’s fundraising week here at Eclectablog, so I’m appealing to those of you who enjoy the content we provide to support us by making a donation. The sustainability of Electablog is especially important during this seemingly unpredictable administration, because the bloggers at here are committed to keeping you in the know and countering the false narratives as they come. Please […]

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Want to keep reading stories on the trans community and Betsy DeVos you won’t find anywhere else? Support Eclectablog today.

Want to keep reading stories on the trans community and Betsy DeVos you won’t find anywhere else? Support Eclectablog today.

I became a journalist almost 17 years ago because I wanted to dig for the truth and tell important stories, especially in politics. In the decade-plus I’ve spent in Lansing, I’ve watched most of my Capitol press corps colleagues retire, leave for better-paying jobs or get laid off. There are so many issues to cover and stories to tell — […]

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The rich are using their Trump Tax Cut to invest in politicians and causes who will make them MORE wealthy. Let’s all pledge ours to fight them.

The Trump Tax scam is likely to result in a fair number of us seeing a tiny bit more money in our paychecks starting next month. It is, of course, a scam. You shouldn’t get used to the extra funds because some time in the next 8-10 years, they’ll go away. The extra money that the über wealthy are going […]

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As Trump assaults our nation’s integrity, institutions, and democracy, here’s why we still need to keep our focus on the states

As Trump assaults our nation’s integrity, institutions, and democracy, here’s why we still need to keep our focus on the states

There’s no question that Donald Trump is working around the clock when he’s not golfing at one of his many golf clubs using millions of our tax dollars to dismantle our country’s democracy, our institutions, and the laws and policies we have in place to protect ALL Americans, not just those at the top of the economic food chain. On […]

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When you’re fighting to make the world a better place, it’s good to know you’re not alone

When you’re fighting to make the world a better place, it’s good to know you’re not alone

When I woke up Saturday morning, it was Day Six of our 4th Quarter fundraiser here at Eclectablog and we hadn’t received a single donation. It was pretty demoralizing. We’ve had slow weeks in the past but nothing quite this slow. I generally hope to get enough in donations each quarter to pay for at least two months. Our annual […]

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