U of M students should be highly suspicious of this program and others that are aggressively popping up around campus. In particular, threats to our free discourse must be recognized for what they are and challenged. In the face of propaganda like that of Expect Respect, students should ask questions and investigate rather than passively […]
It is far too late to backtrack and attempt to reach an understanding, as Donald Trump pulled off the greatest political upset in recent history. But cancel your ticket to Canada, because Trump and his supporters are not monsters. They are real people with conscience and intelligence. In the coming days and months I truly believe that the “only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
Our American Democracy
America is not a failed state. Democracy in action means that sometimes we must swallow a bitter pill. In four years we will vote again on a president. In two years many seats in the House and Senate will be up for re-election as well.
The Trump Train Comes to Town
On the same day that Barack Obama was campaigning for Hillary Clinton in Ann Arbor, a “Trump Train,” a caravan with loudspeakers, a float and plenty of American flags rolled by. (Video produced by Sara Otto.) In Ann Arbor, which is expected to overwhelmingly support Clinton and other Democrats in tomorrow’s election, most students seemed […]
Final Thoughts on the Election
In these final few days, I urge everyone, especially conservatives, to vote mindfully, to give careful thought to each candidate, and choose someone who is morally palatable. After a year filled with infantile insults, petty disputes, and mean-spirited political banter—all of which have severely degraded the American political process—the countdown to Election Day is nearly […]