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Trump promised “insurance for everybody,” and, instead, slashed coverage to fund tax breaks for the wealthy

Back in 2015, at the outset of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump told the American people that, as President, he would replace Obamacare with something better, “something terrific.” “I am going to take care of everybody.” Trump told 60 Minutes’ Scott Pelley. “Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care […]

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Armed with just one of Trump’s tweets, Bernie Sanders attempts to fight off the forces of darkness that are massing to repeal Obamacare

I’m usually pretty wary of gimmicks, but I think the fact that Bernie Sanders took to the floor of the U.S. Senate this afternoon, during a debate on the repeal of Obamacare, accompanied by one of Donald Trump’s magnified tweets, was one of the most brilliant things I’ve seen in a long time. The Trump […]

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Getting to the bottom of Washtenaw County’s proposed mental health cuts, gorging on scotch ice cream, and helping a romance writer imagine filthy scenarios with Henry Ford …on episode 23 of the Saturday Six Pack

Much like the Lagavulin 16 Year Single Malt Scotch ice cream we ended the episode gorging ourselves on, this edition of the Saturday Six Pack was complex and layered… One minute it was fun and light, and the next it was deadly serious. In just two hours time, we somehow managed to have interesting conversations […]

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Discussing how deep cuts to mental health care services will impact the poor of Washtenaw County, EMU’s decision to drop their controversial mascot, local ice cream, and the music of Craig Johnson… on this weekend’s Saturday Six Pack

The Saturday Six Pack is back on the air this Saturday… Among other things, we’re going to be discussing access to mental health resources in Washtenaw County, where it’s rumored that as many as 90 mental health care workers could be losing their jobs over the next several days. While County administrator Verna McDaniel has […]

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Reverend Dr. William Barber II on reclaiming the moral high ground and building a majority coalition around issues of social justice

Reverend Dr. William Barber II, the North Carolina minister who founded the Forward Together moral movement, is in the press today. It would seem that a young man in his group was arrested yesterday in Charlotte, at one of Barber’s Moral Monday events, for putting voter registration information on the windshields of parked cars. As […]

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