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Even people in his own party think Bill Schuette is a douche

I haven’t been watching the Michigan gubernatorial race all that closely. Today, though, when I read that the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce had decided to endorse controversial, far-right Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, and that Founders Brewing had, in turn, left the Chamber, citing the Republican’s anti-gay agenda, I decided to do a little […]

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Have the Republicans, in an attempt to keep a Democratic former CIA operative from Congress, released her private security clearance application to the press?

Back in 2014, with the rabid support of the Tea Party and far-right talkshow hosts like Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, and Ann Coulter, Dave Brat, an econ professor at Randolph–Macon College with an Ayn Rand fetish and a talent for riling up crowds of angry voters, somehow managed to win the Republican primary for Virginia’s […]

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I wish John McCain had stuck around long enough to see Donald Trump brought to justice

One hopes that, when @SenJohnMcCain passed, some of his courage migrated to other members of the @GOP. #TheForce #OldBenKenobi #Resist pic.twitter.com/oWFmnD43uU — Mark Maynard (@MarkAMaynard) August 26, 2018 Every living American president, with the exception of Donald Trump, has issued a formal statement on the passing of Senator John McCain. According to reporting out of […]

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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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The North Carolina Coup: This is what happens when voter suppression stops working

I don’t know how well it’s being covered by the television news, but, at this very moment, there’s a coup underway in North Carolina, as the Republican legislature, which was ostensibly called back to the capitol for a special legislative session to deal with the aftermath of hurricane Matthew, started passing bill after bill intended […]

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