A swastika appears on the school bulletin board in John James' campaign ad.
John James — the Republican running against Democrat Debbie Stabenow for Michigan's Senate seat in November — released a 30-second TV spot earlier this month. Titled "Ready to Serve," it features shots of blighted buildings, embattled military vets, failing schools — and, for some reason, a prominent shot of a Nazi swastika in the foreground.
The swastika appears tacked to a hallway bulletin board as James' narration says the words "failing schools." We suppose it could be part of some sort of school project about World War II. Then again, many Republicans have been increasingly and openly cozying up to so called "alt-right" white nationalists and Neo-Nazis in Trump's America.
Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published...