Tag Archives: Homeland Security

Lacking any other ideas, Trump and doubles down on border cruelty, firing everyone who stands in Stephen Miller’s way

I wanted to write about immigration yesterday, after news broke that Donald Trump had fired Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, but I just didn’t think that I could do the subject justice, given the sheer magnitude of everything that’s been happening. But, with that said, I’ve decided to give it another shot right now. […]

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Trump was offered a bipartisan government funding bill. He essentially turned it down because it wasn’t racist enough. He owns this government shutdown. And the Democrats should not capitulate.

Some of what you’re about to read may very well be wrong. I don’t pretend to understand the ins and outs of our convoluted government funding mechanisms. I have, however, been trying to follow along, and I wanted to share what I think is going on. As always, if you have an issue with something […]

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ICE raids across SE Michigan, and the launch of “Bad and Nasty” …on this weekend’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack

This weekend’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack, which I believe will be our third under the Trump administration, will be told in two parts. First, we’ll be talking about recent raids in our community by U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) officials, which have resulted in the arrest of four undocumented immigrants in Ypsilanti. […]

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Security trumps freedom in the terrorist-heavy Battle Creek

I spent three hours in Battle Creek today, and, in that time, I only spoke with one person. The man I spoke with was a security guard, standing outside of what was formerly the Battle Creek Sanitarium, which now, ironically enough, happens to be a federal building. I had Arlo with me. (He and I […]

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Ypsi/Arbor exit interview: Hollis Knight Coats

Hollis Knight Coats, the musical genius behind the band Manhole, recently decided to leave Ypsilanti for Portland, Oregon. Before he left, I tried to meet up with him on several occasions to discuss his decision to relocate. While I’d like to think that he wasn’t purposefully avoiding me, things never seemed to work out where […]

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