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Watching Dinesh D’Souza’s “America: Imagine a World without Her” amid red-faced, stocky, middle-aged white men

In 2012, when conservative author Dinesh D’Souza lost his job as President of The King’s College, an evangelical Christian school based in Manhattan, I didn’t think it likely that he’d ever have another of his ridiculous “documentaries” made. But I guess Neocons, for all of their talk of family values, don’t really give a fuck […]

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I’m happy for everyone in the ALS community, but the “ice water challenge” has to be one of the most poorly thought out campaigns in history

I should start out by saying that I love the ALS Association. Having grown up with a grandmother who suffered from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, I cannot express how thankful I am that there’s an organization out there successfully raising money to fund research. It’s not a disease that many people have direct knowledge of, and, […]

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Walgreen’s, tax inversions, and the big question of the day… “Why does corporate America hate America?”

Over the last decade, according to a May 27 report on corporate expatriation issued by the Congressional Research Service, 47 American companies have moved their headquarters abroad over the past decade, at least in some nominal sense, in order to avoid paying taxes. And the numbers, according to Ranking Member of the House Ways and […]

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I feel bad for America, but I have to admit I do take some pleasure in watching the Republicans be eaten alive by the monster that they created… Goodbye, Eric Cantor.

To my knowledge, Eric Cantor’s primary loss yesterday to Tea Party challenger David Brat was unprecedented in the modern era. House majority leaders just don’t lose primaries. But that’s exactly what happened yesterday in Virginia’s Seventh Congressional District. Eric Cantor, who, just last week, was polling some 34 points over Brat, ended up losing to […]

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Putting the pride in Ypsi Pride

If I ever lose my mind and run for elected office in Ypsilanti, my first official act will be to propose legislation changing the name of our annual Ypsi Pride day to something more appropriate, like Pick Up Other People’s Garbage and Plant Flowers Around Ypsilanti day. Or, better yet, I’ll just propose that we […]

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