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Petulant, small-minded, and hoping to impeach the President before the rapture… the story of today’s GOP told in four chapters

I have four things for you to choose from. If you’re at all delicate, like I am, I’d suggest attempting to process no more than two in one one sitting… ONE: Footage of my Congressman, John Dingell, the longest serving member of the House of Representatives, calling out his “petulant and small-minded” Republican colleagues for […]

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Why Obama isn’t in any hurry to cave in over the shutdown

At the beginning of the whole government shutdown, I was certain that Obama would capitulate. Experience had shown me that, when push came to shove, he’d sooner give in than stand and fight. This time, though, things appear to be different. Instead of caving in to the Republicans, Obama appears to be holding firm on […]

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It’s time to let the nine Michigan Republicans in Congress know that we hold them personally responsible for the shutdown

Today I received an email from Lon Johnson, the Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party. In it, he shared the following fact. “Every single Michigan Republican member of Congress,” he said, “voted in favor of the government shutdown.” I suppose I knew that, but, as I tend to hold those members of Congress who identify […]

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The shutdown, the political motivations behind it, and the role of the American press

I know we discussed the true cause of the government shutdown a few days ago, but, as I suspect there are still a few of you out there who don’t know what’s really going on, I thought that I should share this video by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, filmed on the floor of the Senate […]

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