Tag Archives: God

Trump not only killed the Republican Party, but the Christian right as well

I wanted to write today about the fact that Republicans, having successfully passed a $1 trillion tax cut for America’s most wealthy, are now using the subsequent loss in federal revenue to justify devastating cuts to welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security, but then two people wrote to me, telling me about how Donald Trump […]

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Tim Walberg: If climate change is real, God will “take care of it”

Yes, it’s true. It looks as though Trump is getting ready to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement tomorrow. There’s no reason for alarm, though. According to Michigan Congressman Tim Walberg we don’t need to act on the recommendations of the international scientific community, as God will see us through. “I believe […]

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Dear Mr. Trump: Will You Advance a Moral Agenda?

Tomorrow night, as people around the world gather to celebrate the coming of 2017, Reverend Dr. William Barber II, along with several other leaders of the American faith community, will be congregating at the historic Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC for what they’re calling a National Watch Night service. The purpose of the gathering, […]

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Celebrating the Fourth of July with Howard Zinn and Frederick Douglass

I marched in the Ypsi 4th of July parade this morning. If I didn’t wave back to you, I’m sorry. I had my hands full making sure that Arlo didn’t get too close to the SUV in front of us, which I believe contained someone seeking elected office. Here we are, fulfilling our patriot obligation. […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Rita Jane Riggs

At the end of August, one of my favorite Ypsilanti artists, Rita Jane Riggs, will be packing up and heading west to see what the universe has in store for her. Please join me in wishing her well on her journey. MARK: What first brought you to Ypsilanti, or were you born here? RITA: I […]

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