Category Archives: Politics

The “alternate facts” of the Trump White House and the nature of truth in post-Trump America

On Friday, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. According to scientists that have studied the crowd photos, approximately 160,000 people were in attendance, or less than one-tenth of the 1.8 million people who showed up to witness Obama’s inauguration in 2009. President Trump, however, has suggested that the […]

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Marking the first day of the Trump administration with Debbie Dingell and Gretchen Whitmer, firsthand accounts of the DC, Lansing and Ypsilanti women’s marches, and a discussion about the role of community-based art in improving society… on this weekend’s edition of the Saturday Six Pack

This weekend’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack, our first under the Trump administration, will be told in two parts. First, we will be talking with people on the ground in D.C., and elsewhere, about the response to the Trump inauguration, with special emphasis on how women are standing up and letting it be known […]

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Secretary of Education pick Betsy DeVos caught on tape, talking about defunding public education in order to “advance God’s kingdom”

With the Senate confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, set to begin tomorrow, the folks at Politico just released a 2001 recording in which the Amway billionaire explains that her work to defund public education has been done in order to “advance God’s kingdom.” Her comments, according to Politico, were […]

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Helping Paul Anka rewrite “My Way” for Donald Trump’s inauguration

Well, the mystery is finally over. We now know who Trump finally got to perform at his “very elegant” inauguration gala. Word came out just a little while ago that Paul Anka would be performing the song My Way. While I’d like to make fun, I think it’s actually fitting to kick off the Trump […]

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While we were making golden shower jokes, the Senate voted to kill the Affordable Care Act, setting in motion a chain of events that will leave 30 million Americans without healthcare

As we were all fully engaged in discussing presidential water sports yesterday, and whether or not it would even be possible for a germaphobe-in-chief to property enjoy a golden shower, the real work of government marched on. Jeff Sessions, Trump’s allegedly racist nominee for Attorney General, after exaggerating the extent to which he was involved […]

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