Jack Swartzinski

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Politics at Thanksgiving: A tale of two parties

Welcome back, I hope your holiday was filled with all the family fun and turkey it could be. No doubt you were asked some embarrassing questions about your social life or how college is going, but politics was probably another issue that was brought up. Perhaps reigniting all the sour feelings and bitter words from last year.  


Governor candidate on gerrymandering in Michigan

On Monday, Oct. 23, I asked Abdul El-Sayed, who is running for governor, “If you are elected to office, seeing how gerrymandering is working in our state and the super majorities Republicans hold in both congressional houses, how do you plan on compromising to fulfill your agenda?” 


Governor candidate, El-Sayed on Gerrymandering

Last Monday, Oct. 23, I asked Abdul El-Sayed, who is running for Governor, “If you are elected to office, seeing how gerrymandering is working in our state and the super majorities Republicans hold in both congressional houses, how do you plan on compromising to fulfill your agenda?” 


A reflection of Apartheid

This past week, as reported in the Echo, the “Students for Justice in Palestine” held a protest at the freedom wall which, not surprisingly, turned out to be rather controversial.  Now, there are many different aspects of this event one could review or criticize, from freedom of speech to the many divisions between campus organizations, but I am going to focus on the heart of the protest, the accusation of Israel being an Apartheid State.


Kid Rock for Senate?

Kid Rock took the stage at the Little Caesars Arena grand opening, Tuesday, Sept. 12. The decision to have Kid Rock was controversial because of his recent comments about the confederate flag and his ambitions to take on Senator Debbie Stabenow and become Michigan’s new Senator. What would a “Kid Rock for Senate Campaign” look like?