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#Obamagate, the release of Michael Flynn, and the desperate attempt to shift attention away from Donald Trump’s role in the spread of COVID-19

With over 75,000 Americans dead, the worst unemployment numbers since the Great Depression, Tara Reade’s accusations coming under increasing scrutiny, and polling showing the President’s support faltering in key swing states, Donald Trump needed something big… something that would allow him to shift focus away from himself, his impeachment, and the fact that he’d assured […]

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Exploring Trump’s “Manifesto of Mistruths”: Is our economy really “the best it has ever been”?

I didn’t watch Donald Trump’s State of the Union a few days ago. I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. And, apparently, I wasn’t alone. Viewership, it seems, was way down. Which, I guess, given what he had to say, was a good thing. Trump not only lied, but he lied a lot, even […]

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Michigan bill unfairly exempts voters in predominantly white, rural areas from “Work for Medicaid” program

Last week, the Michigan Senate passed SB 897, a piece of legislation that, assuming it goes on to pass the House, and then gets signed into law, will require a good number of Michigan’s 2.5 million adult Medicaid recipients to prove that they work at least 30 hours per week in order to retain their […]

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And, as if by magic, good economic news is no longer fake news

Back when Obama was our president, Donald Trump would greet positive job growth reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics with skepticism…. Actually, it was more than just skepticism. He said that they were fake numbers. “Don’t believe those phony numbers when you hear 4.9 and 5 percent unemployment,” Trump said in February 2016, when […]

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One wonders what the situation in Michigan might be like today if Rick Snyder had governed like Minnesota’s Mark Dayton

Along with a lot of my social media friends, I spent a good deal of this evening reading and thinking about an article in The Atlantic titled The Miracle of Minneapolis, about how the 14th-largest metropolitan area in the United States had accomplished what so few American cities have been able to… which is to […]

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