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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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Jeff Irwin on renewed movement in the Michigan House to kill Snyder’s Emergency Manager law, Ethan Lowenstein on the value of place-based education, and the witchy music of Spelling… on episode 38 of the Saturday Six Pack

I know that all anyone wants to talk about these days is our story about the elaborate “fuck Flint I want to go shopping”-themed cake Governor Snyder had made for his wife’s birthday, which has now spread to the likes of Gawker and Wonkette, but, for my own sanity, I’ve got to move on. So, […]

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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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Syed Taj on the separation of church and state, going up against extremist conservative candidates, and running for the House of Representatives as a Muslim

I’ve spent a great deal of time these past few weeks explaining why it is that I think that folks shouldn’t vote for either the Tea Party activist Kerry Bentivolio or the white supremacist Daniel Johnson in the race to represent Michigan’s 11th congressional district, but I haven’t really made the case as to why […]

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The truth behind the fiction of the Republican National Convention

I’m tempted to focus tonight on the xenophobic outbursts and the racist attacks that were witnessed yesterday at the Republican National Convention, but, instead, I thought that I’d share a few observations that others have made concerning the “We Built It” theme, which has been so central to this week’s proceedings in Tampa. (As you’ll […]

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