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Ypsi High students mark MLK Day with silent peace march and art exhibit

Both EMU and UM have great events lined up for Martin Luther King Day tomorrow. My family, however, will be spending the morning with Lynne Settles and her Ypsi High art students, who will be silently marching from Ypsilanti’s water tower, starting at 9:00 AM, to the building on Michigan Avenue where, 150 years ago, […]

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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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Josie Ramon, the 12 year old Royal Oak Middle School student who taped classmates chanting “Build the wall” at her and other Hispanic students, speaks with CNN

Remember how, just a few days after the election, I interviewed a woman by the name of Alicia Ramon about an incident of racial intimidation involving her daughter at Royal Oak Middle School? Well her daughter, who, as you may recall, had taped several white students pounding on cafeteria tables and chanting “Build the wall,” […]

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It’s the piss that gets the press, but the leaked intelligence dossier also claims that Trump was offered a 19% stake in the Russian oil company Rosneft in exchange for lifting sanctions as President

As we discussed yesterday, an intelligence report assembled by a former MI6 operative in Moscow concerning Trump’s extensive ties to the government of Vladimir Putin went public thanks to Buzzfeed and CNN. These documents, which you really should read in their entirety, paint a troubling portrait of our President-elect. According to the as-yet-verified claims made […]

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