Category Archives: Civil Liberties

Choose the Voter Bill of Rights over Voter Suppression

According to State Rep Jeff Irwin, whom I just traded emails with, it looks as though the controversial Voter ID law being pushed through the Michigan House this lame duck session by Republican lawmakers, will be coming up for a vote tomorrow. Given that the House is currently divided 63 to 46, with Republicans having […]

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The post-Trump assault on voting rights has already begun in Michigan… Here’s what you can do to fight back

A few days ago, after Trump made the unsubstantiated claim that “millions” of people had voted illegally for his opponent during the recent presidential election, we discussed the possibility that this heightened rhetoric of his concerning voter fraud, which was particularly odd given the fact that he’d won the election, might have been a preemptive […]

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Trump calls into question the legitimacy of the election, claiming that millions of illegal votes were cast

Yesterday, Donald Trump, our President-elect, took to Twitter and said the following. “In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide,” he said, “I won the popular vote, if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.” This, as everyone knows, is absolute bullshit. Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote has now surpassed […]

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We should have stopped Betsy DeVos when we had the chance

On behalf of the people of Michigan, I apologize… Not only were we one of three states credited with making Donald Trump, the least qualified presidential candidate in American history, our President-elect, but, as it turns out, we might also be responsible for ending public education as we know it. You see, we, the people […]

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Maybe it’s just me, but are you finding it difficult to get in the Thanksgiving mood when Nazis are gathering in D.C. to chant “Hail Trump”?

Given that, for many of us, this Thanksgiving will be the first time since the election that we’ll be spending time with our Trump-supporting relatives, several articles have been written about how to open up lines of communication, in hopes that, just maybe, constructive dialogue can be had. While I have my doubts as to […]

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