Category Archives: Politics

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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With our second “500 year” storm in three weeks gathering off the coast of Florida, it’s time to accept the reality of climate change, finally hold the GOP accountable for their lies, and take decisive action

As I write this, there are three hurricanes working their way westward across the Atlantic. They are; Katia, Irma, and Jose. Irma, the one that appears to be the most deadly of the three at the moment, has maintained a sustained windspeed of 185 miles an hour for over 24 hours now, breaking all known […]

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As Dreamers anticipate a deportation order from the Trump administration, more anti-immigrant graffiti appears in Ann Arbor

Donald Trump is expected to announced tomorrow that he’s decided to kill the Obama administration immigration policy known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which essentially allows those who immigrated to the United States illegally as children, to stay in the country without fear of deportation, so long as they continue to be good, […]

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Hurricane Harvey has taken me to a dark place

I think I’m suffering from outrage overload. I just don’t want to write about anything anymore. There’s too much that needs to be said, and I have too little time, energy and talent to do it justice. I find myself just sitting here, staring at my screen, paralyzed by the thought that, as soon as […]

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Our word of the day is “leverage”

A few days ago, I suggested on this site that Donald Trump, by pardoning Joe Arpaio, was signaling that he wouldn’t leave office willingly, like Nixon, but instead intended to fight, even if it meant fracturing the GOP, and perhaps the entire country, beyond repair. By rewarding Arpaio for his blatant contempt for civil rights […]

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