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The robots are coming, the robots are coming… Is now the time to start talking seriously about universal basic income?

It seems like we might have turned a corner today relative to universal basic income. Or at least that’s the sense that I get as I’m sitting here in bed, scrolling through today’s headlines. I mean, it’s something that we’ve been discussing for a while, but it seems like it’s everywhere today, which is odd, […]

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Voter suppression law passes Michigan House, fight moves to Senate

Remember how I was telling you last week that you really needed to call your State Reps because Republicans were trying to push aggressive, new voter suppression laws through the Michigan House? Well, last night, at 10:00 PM, the Michigan House of Representatives voted 57-50 to approve the bills [HB 6066, HB 6067, HB 6068]. […]

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Trump demonstrates how he’ll respond to corporate dissent, and it’s not pretty

OK, there was other stuff I wanted to talk about tonight, but, goddammit, I’ve been sucked into a Trump vortex that I can’t seem to escape from. It started innocently enough, with the reading of a single tweet about a Boeing contract to rebuild the Air Force One fleet, but then it just kind of […]

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Thank you, Kid Rock and Warner Brothers Records, for elevating the American discourse this holiday season

Not ones to miss an opportunity to cash in on the stupid, Bob Ritchie and Warner Brothers just rolled out a line of pro-Trump merchandise aimed directly at the core Kid Rock demographic. Here’s an example from their holiday store. [#HatePays] I know you’ve probably got a lot of other stuff to do today, but, […]

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Who are our Electors who will choose our next President, what are the rules that constrain them, and how many are likely to go rogue against Trump?

Unless something truly remarkable happens, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017. This, given the very real threat he poses to our nation, is incredibly distressing to many of us. And, with that in mind, it’s probably not surprising that quite a few very […]

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