Category Archives: Michigan

Having failed miserably as Attorney General, Schuette sets his sights on the Governor’s office

Last winter, as you may recall, Donald Trump didn’t have a lot of friends inside the Michigan GOP. Governor Snyder, in a rare show of moral courage, refused to endorse the real estate developer turned reality television celebrity, and Lieutenant Governor Calley, who had endorsed him earlier in the campaign, withdrew his endorsement, once the […]

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A big “thank you” to all those who died in the Chicago rail yards so that we might have the day off to grill hot dogs… Happy Labor Day

I know it’s probably cheating, but here’s something that I posted more than half a decade ago on the occasion of Labor Day. If anything, I think it’s even more appropriate today, seeing as how Michigan has since become a so-called “right to work” state, and we now how have an unquestionably anti-worker administration running […]

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Richard Spencer told by MSU that he and his fellow Nazis are not welcome in East Lansing

Yesterday, Michigan State University confirmed that the National Policy Institute, a fascist think tank led by white supremacist Richard Spencer, had requested the opportunity to have Spencer speak on campus. Today, the university’s president, Lou Anna K. Simon, issued the following statement, making it clear that he and his organization are not welcome. “After consultation […]

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My hate mail from the Fox News viewers of Michigan

A few days ago, a friend of mine in San Francisco, in an attempt to better understand how Facebook’s ad targeting system works in practice, invested a few dollars and boosted a recent article of mine about Trump’s response to the white nationalist terrorist attack in Charlottesville. As I understand it, he specifically targeted Fox […]

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Identifying those Michigan politicians helping Trump to obstruct justice and holding them accountable

Earlier this evening, I took to Facebook as asked if, as far as anyone knew, there existed on online spreadsheet of Michigan’s elected officials, showing whether or not they’d yet to make a public statement about FBI Director Comey’s firing, and, if so, whether or not they supported the idea of an independent investigation. While […]

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