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From Stormy Daniels to Ice Cube… the investigation in Trump administration corruption takes yet another surreal turn

OK, I’m not quite sure I have a firm grasp on this, but here goes… It looks as though we’ve finally moved on from porn stars and playmates. The most recent chapter in the ever-unfolding Trump saga involves rapper turned family-friendly actor Ice Cube. Apparently, Ice Cube, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, along with […]

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Who could have possibly predicted that Giuliani, instead of bringing an end to the Mueller investigation, would fuck things up even worse?

Remember how, a few weeks ago, when it was announced that Rudy Giuliani had joined the Trump legal team, we were told that he’d been brought onboard to “negotiate an end” to the Mueller probe? Remember how Trump said in a statement that Giuliani would be working to get the whole matter “quickly resolved for […]

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The “unlawful” bombing of Syria, the curious pardoning of Scooter Libby, and the expanding criminal case against Michael Cohen

Quite a bit has happened over this past week. For the purposes of this post, I’d like to focus on just three of the many story lines that I’ve been following; our bombing of Syria, the Scooter Libby pardon, and the criminal case against Donald Trump’s “fixer,” Michael Cohen. Let’s start by talking about Michael […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

A few years ago, I made the decision not to write anything new for Thanksgiving, but, instead, to recycle something that I’d written the year before. And, ever since then, I’ve been posting the same damn thing. Well, here it is again. I was tempted to remove some of the old references, and replace them […]

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My thoughts on International Village

Yesterday, someone on Twitter called me out for being silent on the subject of International Village, the $350+ million dollar retail and housing development being proposed for Ypsilanti’s 36-acre Water Street property. According to this person, who was posting under a pseudonym, my silence on the matter was “deafening.” It’s something I’ve heard several times […]

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