Author Archives: Mark

Trump intervenes on behalf of a Chinese state-owned telecom days after a $500 million Chinese government investment in a Trump property is announced

Like a lot of folks, I was puzzled as to why Donald “America First” Trump had begun advocating for the Commerce Department to intervene on behalf of a Chinese telecom company – especially one that stands accused of espionage by members of our intelligence community – demanding that we act fast in order to save […]

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When EMU privatized their parking, no one apparently considered how doing so might adversely affect local businesses along Cross Street

Remember how, a while back, we were discussing how Eastern Michigan University wanted to privatize their parking enforcement, selling off the rights to their 9,700 parking spaces to an out-of-state firm for a term of 35 years in exchange for a big up-front payment of $55 million? Well, as of yesterday, this new for-profit company […]

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From Stormy Daniels to Ice Cube… the investigation in Trump administration corruption takes yet another surreal turn

OK, I’m not quite sure I have a firm grasp on this, but here goes… It looks as though we’ve finally moved on from porn stars and playmates. The most recent chapter in the ever-unfolding Trump saga involves rapper turned family-friendly actor Ice Cube. Apparently, Ice Cube, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, along with […]

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Cohen’s $600,000 from AT&T illustrates just what a joke it was when Trump promised to “drain the swamp”

Trump ran for president as a populist reformer. He told people that he was going to “drain the swamp” of Washington, D.C., and restore the government to the people of America. In October of 2016, right before the election, Donald Trump told a campaign rally in Wisconsin, “It is time to drain the swamp in […]

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Might I suggest a pot of tea and a Joan Crawford double feature on this rainy day

On non-school nights, after reading a bit from The Three Investigators library, Arlo and I usually break out the computer and watch a little something before falling asleep. Seeing as how he’s six, he generally advocates for something involving either monsters or robots, which, for those most part, I’m OK with, as long as it’s […]

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