Author Archives: Mark

Richard Spencer, the face of the so called Alt-Right, quotes Cabaret, gets schooled

One of the best social media exchanges I’ve seen in quite a while took place earlier this evening between white nationalist “it” boy Richard Spencer, and Jason Kander, the former Secretary of State of Missouri. As best as I can figure it, it all started with an online dustup between Spencer and Talking Points Memo […]

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Empowering the elderly by cutting Meals on Wheels… The compassion of the Trump budget

As promised, Trump unveiled his budget today, and I think it’s safe to say that it was far worse than most of us imagined. The President’s budget, if passed into law, would, among other things, cut the budget for the Environmental Protection Agency by 30%, completely eliminating 50 programs and 3,200 positions, and entirely cut […]

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Ypsilanti rolls out the red carpet for President Trump

Yesterday afternoon, the good people of Michigan braved the cold to welcome President Trump, who, for some reason, had chosen Ypsilanti as the backdrop for his announcement that he’d be eliminating fuel efficiency standards passed into law during the Obama administration in order to address global climate change, essentially saying “fuck you” to future generations. […]

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Trump promised “insurance for everybody,” and, instead, slashed coverage to fund tax breaks for the wealthy

Back in 2015, at the outset of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump told the American people that, as President, he would replace Obamacare with something better, “something terrific.” “I am going to take care of everybody.” Trump told 60 Minutes’ Scott Pelley. “Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care […]

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How shall we greet Trump this Wednesday in Ypsilanti?

I want to go and protest Trump’s visit to Ypsilanti on Wednesday, but I don’t have a good idea for a sign. The best I’ve been able to come up with so far is the image above, which I just cobbled together using whatever rudimentary tools I could find online, but I doubt that it’ll […]

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