Tag Archives: Rick Perry

And this is why we can’t find anyone to serve in our Diplomatic Corps

Yesterday, when Energy Secretary Rick Perry referred to Puerto Rico as a country, apparently not understanding that it’s an American territory, I though that we’d perhaps reached a Trump administration low point that might actually stand through the weekend. But then Trump took the stage at at a conference of American hate groups today and […]

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Today in Resistance: safeguarding valuable climate data in Ann Arbor

With the new administration taking aggressive action against climate researchers on several fronts, a group calling itself Ann Arbor Data Rescue has announced that, this Friday and Saturday, they will be coordinating volunteers at the University of Michigans’s Shapiro Undergraduate Library, as part of the Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities Data Refuge Project, to […]

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To what depths will the Republican presidential hopefuls go to attract the votes of the paranoid, racist and criminally uninformed away from Donald Trump?

I’m not sure if it was done for pure entertainment value, but the fact that the Republican National Committee made the decision to cap the number of participants in their first televised debate at 10 has resulted in some of the craziest shit I have ever seen. Apparently, when 17 candidates compete for just 10 […]

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Immigration crisis on the Mexican border brings out the worst in Michiganders

Since October, more than 57,000 children have crossed over our border with Mexico, requesting asylum. These children, it would seem, are being sent north by their families not only to escape poverty, but the gangs and organized crime syndicates that are increasingly a part of life in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. And, now, thanks […]

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Rolling back the minimum wage and child labor laws in order to help the poor

Remember when, not too long ago, Michele Bachmann said, “If we took away the minimum wage—if conceivably it was gone—we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely“? Well, not one to be outdone, Newt Gingrich came out today, declaring that America’s child labor laws are, “truly stupid.” You know… those meddlesome laws that keep people […]

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