Tag Archives: threats to Democracy

Trump, having given racists permission to come out of the closet, now tells that that, if they really want to make America great again, they need to “toughen up” and start doling out the violence

Since we had our discussion a week or so ago about the circumstances within the Republican party that made Trump’s ascent possible, and whether or not the comparison to Hitler is justified, quite a bit has happened. Most notably, we’ve seen Trump’s aggressive, authoritarian rhetoric intensify. And, with this ramped up rhetoric, we’ve seen a […]

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If the Republicans in the Senate are as concerned as they claim to be over the increasing extremism in their party, says Elizabeth Warren, it’s within their power to do something about it

Elizabeth Warren delivered an incredible speech yesterday on the floor of the Senate directed at the Republicans in that body who, while publicly bemoaning the fact that an extremist like Trump or Cruz is likely to win the nomination of their party, have done little over the past seven years to stop it from happening. […]

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Maybe Donald Trump isn’t Hitler, but I think he’s got potential

[The above public art piece showed up in Atlanta this past December, shortly after Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”] For the most part, I try not to suggest that anyone – even those whom I truly despise – are, “like Hitler.” As tempting as it might […]

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Rick Snyder, who spent his first six years in office laying waste to checks and balances, blames the Flint water crisis on the lack of sufficient checks and balances

He’s still not as open as I’d like, but, based on the National Journal interview with Rick Snyder that was just posted, it would appear that our Governor is beginning to accept the fact that this isn’t just going to go away, and that he needs to start actually answering questions. I still don’t like […]

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Will the Courier print its own obit?

It’s been a long time coming, but the Ypsilanti Courier is now officially dead. Or, to be more accurate, it’s being reported that Washtenaw Now – the print publication that was created about a year ago when Digital First Media decided to consolidate the Saline Reporter, Milan News Leader, Chelsea Standard, Dexter Leader, Ypsilanti Courier, […]

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