On a sweltering day in Washington, D.C., the 8:30 a.m. Metro rush hour is filled with college students wearing a range of business casual to formal clothing, a lanyard and photo ID hanging around their necks.
When we walked into the recently opened Church of Scientology in Detroit, located downtown at 1 Griswold Blvd., a man in an ill-fitting black suit jumped up from behind the front desk and immediately told us to fill out a “survey,” asking for our full names, addresses, phone numbers, emails
Every Monday we would crack the spine of our “Handwriting Without Tears” workbooks, an artifact of early 2000s elementary school curriculum, a time when public schools could still afford such luxuries.
An election is nothing more than a snapshot of the electorate at a given time. Nevertheless, the results of the 2018 midterm elections in Michigan help form a wider story of the shifting political sands of the state and the nation.
While at times it seems that we are living a political farce, President Donald Trump’s administration is not an exaggerated theatrical mockery of politics. It is the overt and violent manifestation and expansion of American imperialism.