What the GOP’s Embrace of Herschel Walker Says About the State of Our Political Culture | The notch | Detroit

What the GOP’s Embrace of Herschel Walker Says About the State of Our Political Culture |  The notch |  Detroit

Public domain, Wikimedia Creative Commons No exceptions. Except Herschel. “So does this change anything?” asked Dana Loesch, the former spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association, on her radio show The Daily Beast published evidence that Herschel Walker had reimbursed a former girlfriend – and mother of his child – for an abortion after pressuring her … Read more

Tudor Dixon Claims ‘Antifa’ Vandalized Lansing Trump Supporter’s Property | Politics & Elections | Detroit

Tudor Dixon Claims ‘Antifa’ Vandalized Lansing Trump Supporter’s Property |  Politics & Elections |  Detroit

Twitter, @TudorDixon Graffiti allegedly created by “Antifa” in Lansing. According to Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon, the property of a retired Lansing couple who support former President Donald Trump was vandalized by “Antifa,” who allegedly wrote messages such as “TRUMP NAZI SCUM,” “GOP TERRORIST,” and “ANTIFA REVENGE ” on their vehicles and driveway in red … Read more

Are the Republicans giving up on democracy? | The notch | Detroit

Are the Republicans giving up on democracy?  |  The notch |  Detroit

Embed from Getty Images Donald Trump was in Michigan on Saturday. Don’t get me wrong: Michigan is lovely in October. But he didn’t come to pick apples, watch football or enjoy the crisp autumn weather. Instead, he came at the behest of candidates for three of the state’s top offices. And Michigan is far from … Read more

GOP candidate Tudor Dixon jokes about kidnapping plot against Gov. Whitmer | Politics & Elections | Detroit

GOP candidate Tudor Dixon jokes about kidnapping plot against Gov. Whitmer |  Politics & Elections |  Detroit

click to enlarge Shutterstock Michigan Republican candidate for governor Tudor Dixon speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Texas. Too early? Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon made a joke about the kidnapping and assassination plot against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer at a campaign event on Friday — which, of course, Whitmer’s office didn’t find funny. … Read more

Republicans for Whitmer and police porn: Top 10 Metro Times headlines | ICYMI | Detroit

Republicans for Whitmer and police porn: Top 10 Metro Times headlines |  ICYMI |  Detroit

click to enlarge State of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The split of the Republican Party in Michigan has been one of the biggest conversations as we head into the election season, and this week our readers were interested in the 150 GOP members who are choosing to support Democratic Governor Whitmer for re-election in instead … Read more

Michigan man sentenced to 5 years in prison after posting about being at the Jan. 6 riots on Facebook | Metro Detroit News | Detroit

Michigan man sentenced to 5 years in prison after posting about being at the Jan. 6 riots on Facebook |  Metro Detroit News |  Detroit

click to enlarge Courtesy of the FBI Anthony Robert Williams, 47, of Southgate posted pictures of himself at the January 6 riot online. Another Michigan man has been sentenced to prison for his involvement in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, this time after posting about it on Facebook. Anthony Robert Williams, 47, … Read more

Biden is not Trump. Why do political reporters keep behaving the way he is? | The notch | Detroit

Biden is not Trump.  Why do political reporters keep behaving the way he is?  |  The notch |  Detroit

click to enlarge Shutterstock Both sides of Biden lead to some bold false equivalencies. In a recent CNN panel, Francesca Chambers, a White House correspondent, spoke at USA todayresponded to a question about Donald Trump inviting a Nazi sympathizer who said he “wished Hitler would have finished the job” with this doozie: “Optics is everything … Read more

Biden’s ‘Soul of the Nation’ speech was by far his most important yet | Informed Dissent | Detroit

Biden’s ‘Soul of the Nation’ speech was by far his most important yet |  Informed Dissent |  Detroit

Public domain President Joe Biden’s communications team may have leaned a little too hard on “Dark Brandon” memes, but what he said was important. Come, friends, let’s hold our pearls together, for the President of the United States, by saying what needed to be said years ago, by identifying the rot eroding our institutions, by … Read more

A former Michigan GOP lawmaker denounces her “extreme” party, and more top Metro Times headlines | ICYMI | Detroit

A former Michigan GOP lawmaker denounces her “extreme” party, and more top Metro Times headlines |  ICYMI |  Detroit

click to enlarge Shutterstock The Michigan GOP is upside down. This week, our most-read story was an opinion piece written by former Republican state representative Susan Tabor, who says she is “confused” by the extremism that has gripped her party. We appreciate her for sharing her insight and for her bravery. It seems many conservatives … Read more

The Republican Party is destroying itself in its drift to the far right | Informed Dissent | Detroit

The Republican Party is destroying itself in its drift to the far right |  Informed Dissent |  Detroit

click to enlarge Shutterstock Even in a polarized age where most voters care more about the party than the candidate, extremists and idiots lose votes. Living in Philadelphia during the Tea Party wave of 2010, I had a close-up view of where the Republican Party was headed. After Sen. Arlen Specter, the icon Pennsylvania moderate, … Read more