Imagine how thrilled I was when I opened my email and discovered a dinner invitation from President Obama, except, of course, it was actually an invitation to buy a raffle ticket. I’ve been mulling it over–imagining what I would say if I had dinner with President Obama.
|By: emptywheel Thursday April 21, 2011 11:35 am|
Apparently, at this afternoon’s fundraiser in San Francisco, several protesters sang a song to Obama protesting Bradley Manning’s treatment.
|By: Teddy Partridge Friday July 2, 2010 3:30 pm|
For me, what matters most is Firedoglake’s coverage of LGBT issues, and the effort the blog has undertaken to cover the Prop 8 referendum and the subsequent historic efforts to overturn that civil rights rollback in federal court.
|By: Scarecrow Friday July 2, 2010 1:45 pm|
The folks at Firedoglake asked me to send out a huge collective hug and THANK YOU to all of you who have contributed to FDL’s fundraiser. They met their original goal of $50,000 by June 30, and extended the fundraiser a couple more days to allow FDL’s supporters to contribute through this weekend.
Those extra dollars will help FDL continue operating for a while and postpone the need for another fundraiser too soon. Because you know from other member-supported organizations (e.g., like your PBS stations), that they have to continue the torture until morale improves.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday July 2, 2010 11:45 am|
A Capitol Hill staffer sent this note along to me, and I wanted to share it with you. This is the kind of value FDL provides: independent, honest, analyses and reporting to people who make help make policy. Please donate today to help us continue to build our independent movement.
|By: Rayne Tuesday June 29, 2010 5:15 pm|
There are some very big questions in the days ahead which will require more resources to find and publish the truth – we have primary elections and then the mid-term, all of which could be spun by the mainstream media and by partisan politicos. There are commissions stacked with corporatists working against the interests of the people, and investigations into corporations and individuals which when finished could result in indictments or mere findings; somebody must be ready to tackle these to answer the tough questions. Firedoglake will be here to get to the bottom, and you can help the Firedoglake family, both crew and readers, with your donation.
|By: Michael Whitney Tuesday June 29, 2010 4:00 pm|
Just moments ago, we met our goal of raising $50,000 for Firedoglake with 30+ hours to spare. This is amazing. More than 1100 people contributed an average of $42 to support Firedoglake’s independent progressive movement.
It’s really incredible: $50,000, ahead of schedule. To everyone who contributed, and anyone who supported us but couldn’t give: thank you. We can’t do this without you.
In fact, your outpouring of support has been so amazing that we’re setting a new goal and extending our deadline. It’s ambitious, but can you help us raise $60,000 by the end of the day on Friday?
|By: Jason Rosenbaum Tuesday June 29, 2010 11:40 am|
|By: David Dayen Wednesday June 23, 2010 12:10 pm|
Information is the key to unlock a door. Too often political leaders hide behind complexity to justify their activities. They don’t expect their audiences to understand procedural nuances or wonkish details. They thrive on the public’s boredom. This is the space than an FDL can fill. And it’s been great to provide those keys to this community every now and again, so they can unlock doors and challenge power.
|By: emptywheel Monday June 21, 2010 11:45 am|
Last year, a bunch of you donated money to support the work I do. That money has supported–and continues to support–my work on accountability and rule of law. At a time when some folks in DC wanted me to work for them on completely different issues, for example, your support allowed me to instead spend over six weeks wading through OPR documents to expose key details about our torture regime. Your support allowed me to get research materials and travel to do research. Your support allowed me to continue to focus on topics–like torture and wiretapping–that I wouldn’t have had the time to research otherwise.
Now, I’m asking for your donation of $20, $50–or whatever you can afford–to support our larger FDL effort: our fight for real financial reform, for improvements to the health care bill, to save social security, for a real climate change bill, for some sanity in our Afghan policy. Your support will go to keep the servers running, the editors preparing content, the moderators ensuring the vitality of our ongoing conversation. Your support will go to ensure that our many talented posters will have a place to contribute their work. Your support will help Jane keep this special place running.