Creep of the Week

Imagine that you are applying for a job. Your prospective employer asks to see a resume, references and a cover letter laying out how your experience matches their needs. But you say to the employer, “I’ll give that to you, but only after you hire me.”

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They say if you don’t vote, you can’t complain. This is actually not true. You can complain all you want. Especially if you’re someone who has been blocked from voting. And in the U.S., we block a whole lot of people from voting. It’s supposed to be a super-important right, but it’s often easier to buy a gun than it is to vote.

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We have an executive branch bursting at the seams with corruption. We have a man-baby tyrant as “president,” likely installed by Russia. We have white supremacists emboldened by the highest reaches of government. Across the country, bridges are crumbling, drinking water is poisoned, kids are being taken from their parents and put in cages and people are still choosing between declaring bankruptcy or dying because of our health-insurance system.

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A couple of columns ago, I wrote about sitting in a chemo ward getting poison pumped into my body, worried that my insurance was about to run out. My wife’s insurance was not available to me since our marriage wasn’t recognized in Michigan. And while there were many people who contributed to this injustice, I hold one person in particular especially at fault: Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette (rhymes with “booty”).

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