Tag Archives: Department of Justice

Trump’s dangerous campaign to delegitimize the election

Generally speaking, I’m OK with the way things are playing out. I’m happy that, so far, there have been no pro-Trump domestic terrorist attacks. And I like that, despite Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, every major news outlet went ahead and called it decisively for Biden. I also like that leaders from around the […]

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Trump admits to Bob Woodward on tape that he knew how deadly COVID-19 was, yet decided to “play it down” to the American people

Since being named the best writer in Washtenaw County a few days ago, I’ve been in a bit of a funk. I’d written something last night about a piece of artwork that I’d recently acquired depicting an early human ancestor eating an oyster for the first time, and my plan to hang it in the […]

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This is fascism, right?

[above: U.S. Attorney General William Barr winks at Donald Trump moments after the President announces that, as part of his new Combatting Violent Crime in American Cities initiative, federal officers will be deployed to more American cities to put down what he describes as a “radical movement” to “defund, dismantle and dissolve our police departments.”] […]

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Today in Fascism: With DHS officers having been deployed to Portland, Chicago prepares for the inevitable, and we wonder if Detroit might be next

The cool, military-looking guy above is former lobbyist Chad Wolf. [Insert Donald Trump “Drain the swamp!” soundbite.] As I understand it, Wolf has never served a day in the military. He did, however, attend Southern Methodist University on a tennis scholarship, and earn an undergraduate degree in history. And, now, because he was in the […]

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William Barr’s private army

Images like the one above have been making their way around the internet today — images of heavily armed men blocking streets in Washington, DC — men with no unit insignia — men with no name badges — men who are apparently refusing to tell people under whose authority they are blocking people. And, understandably, […]

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