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Rick Saccone, losing ground to Conor Lamb at a breakneck pace, says liberals have “hatred for our country” and “hatred for God”

In Pennsylvania, the state where people marry their assault rifles, there’s going to be a big election tomorrow, as Marine-turned-federal prosecutor Conor Lamb faces off against Trump acolyte Rick Saccone in a special election for the House seat vacated by Tim Murphy, the pro-life, “family values” Republican, who was forced from office when it became […]

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Betsy DeVos called out on 60 Minutes for undermining public education in Michigan

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was just on Sixty Minutes, talking with Lesley Stahl about, among other things, the work she’s done in her home state of Michigan to undermine public education. In a better world, this interview alone would be enough not only to have DeVos immediately fired, but also initiate impeachment proceedings against […]

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WISD and YCS approach terms on the future of the Washtenaw International Middle Academy

Remember how, this past October, the Ypsilanti Board of Education voted to give control of the Washtenaw International Middle Academy (WIMA) over to a consortium managed by the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, and how Ypsilanti parents organized to block the deal from going through, concerned about what it might mean for both he local school […]

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Russ Solomon, the visionary founder of Tower Records, has died

In honor of Russ Solomon, the visionary, iconic founder of Tower Records, who passed a few days ago at the age of 92, I wanted to share the following clip from an interview I did a few years back with Doug Biggert, the man responsible, among other things, for bringing zines to Tower. I never […]

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Mueller now knows that Erik Prince’s meeting in Seychelles was for the purposes of establishing a communications backchannel between Trump and Putin

OK, now that we’ve talked about how reprehensible of a human being Betsy DeVos is, let’s talk about her brother, Erik Prince, the man behind the extremely shady private military company Blackwater… You remember Prince, right? He’s the enthusiastic, far-right Trump supporter who, not too long ago, told members of the House Intelligence Committee that […]

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