Tag: Laura Conaway

Rachel Maddow is “thankful” for Eclectablog. I’m thankful for her and, just as importantly, YOU.

Thanks

The day after Rachel Maddow and her producer Laura Conaway made a video of themselves making and enjoying our new drink, the “Emergency Manager”, our blog got a mention on The Rachel Maddow Show itself. Last night, Rachel ran through a rather impressive of lists of things that she is thankful for, things we should ALL be thankful for. Eclectablog was one of them.

Video and more after the jump.

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Rachel Maddow and Laura Conaway have a “Cocktail Moment” with an “Emergency Manager”

Rachel Maddow and Laura Conaway have a “Cocktail Moment” with an “Emergency Manager”

Aw, shucks

You may recall that last week, Anne and I and a bunch of other folks did a little video toast and thank you to Laura Conaway and Rachel Maddow for their help in amplifying our message about Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law. In addition to the card signed by a bunch of Ann Arbor folks, we sent them the makings of an Emergency Manager, a new drink Anne and I invented.

Thankfully they got the package in one piece and, well, see for yourself (video after the jump.)

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Drink recipe: “The Emergency Manager” – a thank you to Laura Conaway and Rachel Maddow

Drink recipe: “The Emergency Manager” – a thank you to Laura Conaway and Rachel Maddow

We couldn’t have done it without you! Last weekend, my wife Anne and I threw a party to celebrate our victories on election day and to thank many of the volunteers that worked so hard in the Ann Arbor area to make those victories possible. One of the sweetest victories that we achieved was the repeal of Public Act 4 […]

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Court of Appeals to rule on Emergency Manager petitions soon — without all the information they need

How long are we going to put up with this?

Yesterday in Detroit, the three Republican judges on the Michigan Court of Appeals heard testimony regarding the font-size challenge to the petitions gathered to put the repeal of Public Act 4 — the Emergency Manager Law — on the November ballot. As I wrote about the other day, they did so without complete information because expert analysis of the font used on the petitions — analysis requested by the Michigan Director of State Elections — was not included in the overview given to the Board of State Canvassers before they made their decision on April 26.

Laura Conaway at The Maddow Blog spoke with the expert, Assistant Professor Chris Corneal of the Graphic Design in the Department of Art, Art History and Design at Michigan State University. Here’s what he had to say:

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Nonprofit group looks to help Benton Harbor citizens buy city radio station – for themselves

Nonprofit group looks to help Benton Harbor citizens buy city radio station – for themselves

There IS goodness in the world [NOTE: I have edited the title of this piece because PRC does not actually purchase radio stations or licenses themselves. They help other groups to do this.] Laura Conaway at The Maddow Blog reports in a piece called “The Silencing of Benton Harbor, Michigan” that a private non-profit called Public Radio Capital is looking […]

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Is media group that produced Pete Hoekstra’s racist ad full of Democrats? (Updated)

Is media group that produced Pete Hoekstra’s racist ad full of Democrats? (Updated)

Waaa-aaait a minute… I hadn’t realized this until MaddowBlog retweeted me yesterday, but the media company that created the train wreck of a racist ad for Pete Hoekstra is the same company that did two other catastrophic train wrecks: the infamous “Demon Sheep” ad for Carly Fiorina in California and Christine O’Donnell‘s legendary “I Am Not a Witch” ad. The […]

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The Toil Index – Keeping the 99% busy…at work

The Toil Index – Keeping the 99% busy…at work

Via Laura Conaway at The Maddow Blog: Ezra Klein today runs a year-in-charts post that’s purely the excellent. It includes the Toil Index, by the excellent economist Robert Frank. Basically, it shows why it’s so hard for working people to live decently these days. Working families are running faster and faster just to afford the same things their parents enjoyed, […]

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