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It’s time to vote, Michigan! Let me know if I can help.

I read something yesterday that struck me. The Atlantic’s David Frum, commenting about how difficult it is for some people in the United States to vote, said, “It’s not easy to design a voting system that creates 11 hour lines.” “Generating delays like this,” he went on, “(requires) careful planning and sustained commitment.” And he’s […]

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In nationally televised shitshow, Donald Trump says Proud Boys should “stand back and stand by” when asked to condemn white supremacists

During last night’s shitshow of a debate, Donald Trump was given multiple opportunities to condemn white supremacy. Instead of doing so, he called on members of the Proud Boys — an organization described by the FBI as a far-right, male-exclusive group group with ties to white nationalism — to “stand by.” Chris Wallace, as you […]

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Violence is the strategy

While being interviewed on FOX News this past Thursday, presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway gave away Donald Trump’s strategy for winning re-election. The more that violence erupts around the United States, she said, “the better it is” for Donald Trump, who, as of right now, doesn’t seem to be making any progress against Joe Biden in […]

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Saying, “We will choose hope over fear, facts over fiction, fairness over privilege,” Joe Biden accepts the nomination for President of the United States

TRANSCRIPT: Good evening. Ella Baker, a giant of the civil rights movement, left us with this wisdom: Give people light and they will find a way. Give people light. Those are words for our time. The current president has cloaked America in darkness for much too long. Too much anger. Too much fear. Too much […]

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Mark’s Covid Diary… July 26, 2020

I know there are other things that we should probably be talking about right now, like the “wall of moms” in Portland or the flood of disinformation headed our way about vote-by-mail, but I feel, for the sake of my sanity, the I need to step back, and write about other stuff for a while. […]

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