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Having attempted unsuccessfully to convince us that his sympathies don’t lie with Nazis, Trump returns to racist form

Yesterday, we saw a focused, scripted Donald Trump attempt to put our minds at ease and convince us that, despite what it might have looked like in the days following the attack on Charlottesville, he really shares our believe that white supremacists are repugnant. Well, as that particular speech didn’t yield the results that our […]

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Donald Trump and American’s “cherished history” of white supremacy

As we discussed yesterday, included in Donald Trump’s scripted comments about the domestic terrorist attack that left one woman dead and nineteen injured over this past weekend in Charlottesville, was the phrase, “cherish our history.” It’s something that stood out to me when I first heard the President say it, and it’s something that I’ve […]

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“Unite the Right” event draws America’s most deplorable racists to Charlottesville for a raging Nazi frat party

Hundreds of Old Navy-wearing white supremacists carrying tiki torches from Pier One Imports gathered in Charlottesville tonight to chant “White Lives Matter” at the base of the Thomas Jefferson monument on the campus of the University of Virginia. Apparently, these men, led by Richard Spencer and other well known members of the professionally aggrieved set, […]

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Michigan Musicians on Vacation: Matt Jones at Gettysburg, with Sarah Campbell

Occasionally, I get good ideas. I’m not sure if this is one of those times, but it occurred to me a few days ago that I should have a regular feature on the site in which I talk with local musicians about their vacations. Our first guest is Matt Jones, of Matt Jones and the […]

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Working way too hard on a post about Fort Pulaski that no one will care about

As I mentioned a few days ago, in my “9 Lessons Learned in Savannah” post, I spent some time earlier this month exploring the barrier islands off the coast of Georgia… chasing dolphins, swatting mosquitos, and soaking up gin and history. In that post, as I recall, I noted that I visited Fort Pulaski – […]

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