Category Archives: Civil Liberties

ICE raids across SE Michigan, and the launch of “Bad and Nasty” …on this weekend’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack

This weekend’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack, which I believe will be our third under the Trump administration, will be told in two parts. First, we’ll be talking about recent raids in our community by U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) officials, which have resulted in the arrest of four undocumented immigrants in Ypsilanti. […]

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Trump announces new government entity for tracking the crimes of immigrants, tells the wife of the Navy SEAL killed in Yemen that her husband is happy with the “record-breaking” applause that his death has received

Going into tonight’s State of the Union speech, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Given all of the developments over the past several days, I really didn’t know what Trump would say, or the tone he’d try to strike. “Would he, in an attempt completely reboot his presidency, dial back on the rambling insanity we’ve […]

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The trickle down anti-Semitism of the Bannon, Gorka White House

For some reason, in spite of the fact that we have Donald “I am the least anti-Semitic person that you’ve ever seen in your entire life” Trump as our President, we seem to be experiencing a wave of anti-Semitic acts across the country. Last week, over 170 gravestones were toppled at an historic Jewish cemetery […]

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Betsy DeVos turns her back on trans students

Yesterday, there was a lot of talk online about how Betsy DeVos, our controversial new Secretary of Education, had taken a principled stand on behalf of transgender students, pushing back against Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Trump, both of whom had apparently urged her to support the rollback of protections extended by the Obama […]

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Republicans introduce bill to replace 1965 legislation that guarantees free and equitable public education for all with a national voucher program intended to kill public education as we know it

On January 23rd of this year, two weeks before billionaire turned anti-public education crusader Betsy DeVos was sworn in as Secretary of Education, Congressman Steve King of Iowa introduced HR 610, a bill which, if passed into law, would replace Lyndon Johnson’s landmark 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) with something that King and […]

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