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Failing to comply with a court order demanding that he reunite immigrant children with their parents, Donald Trump is asked what he is doing to expedite the process. The solution, he responds, is for these people to have never come here in the first place.

In late June, U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw issued a preliminary injunction requiring that the federal government reunite families that had been separated at the southern border as a result of the Trump administration’s racist and unnecessarily cruel “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Sabraw, in his ruling, demanded that children four years old and younger […]

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Surprising absolutely no one, Donald Trump, when handed a list of 25 potential Supreme Court candidates to choose from, picked the one who has said that a sitting president can not be subject to criminal investigation or prosecution

For those of you wondering why, when given a list of 25 young, conservative, activist judges to choose from by the Republican establishment, Donald Trump chose to nominate Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court this evening, I humbly submit the following for your consideration. To my knowledge, Kavanaugh was the only one of the 25 […]

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Boots Riley’s “Sorry to Bother You” hits theaters half a dozen years after telling us about it

Back in November of 2012, Washtenaw Eviction and Foreclosure Defense somehow managed to bring world-renowned hip-hop provocateur Boots Riley and his band, The Coup, to Ypsilanti to play a fundraiser for Ozone House, to support their work with at-risk and marginalized LGBTQ teens. As you may recall, in my interview with Riley, recorded a day […]

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Republican members of Congress spend the 4th of July in Moscow less than 24 hours after the Senate Intelligence Committee issues a report unequivocally stating that Putin’s government interfered in our election on Trump’s behalf

We’ve yet to discuss it here, but, two days ago, the Senate Intelligence Committee, which, it’s worth noting, is chaired by the Republicans, released a report stating unequivocally what most of us already knew to be true — that Russia meddled in the 2016 election to hurt Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump as part […]

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Celebrating the Fourth of July in Ypsilanti

This morning, the family and I checked out the the Fourth of July parade in downtown Ypsilanti. And, as always, I was struck by the how delightfully bonkers it all was. From the evangelical puppetry to the elderly ladies taking turns behind the Jeep-mounted M60 machine gun, like they’d just rolled off the set of […]

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