Author Archives: Mark

Ypsi 2014 mayoral debate

I couldn’t attend, as I had something else I had to attend to, but my friends Ben and Lindsay hosted a mayoral debate on Monday night at the downtown Ypsilanti library. Here’s the video. If you hit “play” right now, we can watch it together…. Actually, just give me five minutes. I want to pop […]

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Howard Dean on his 2004 run for President: “We were really running against the Democratic party… The Democratic party was becoming increasingly what we would now call corporatist. They’d given up. They just weren’t fighting for a better country.”

A few days ago, at the Netroots Nation conference, I had the good fortune to catch a session with former presidential candidate, and progressive standard bearer, Howard Dean. Following is the first of three videos I hope to post over the coming weeks, accompanied by my quick attempt at transcription. In this clip, you’ll hear […]

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Elizabeth Warren outlines the fight ahead for Progressives at Netroots Nation 2014

One of my favorite people in the whole world, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, dropped by the Netroots Nation conference yesterday in Detroit to talk about banking reform, the threat of oligarchy, the fight to establish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and those things that she feels that we, as Progressives, are ready to fight for. […]

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Over 1,000 Detroiters shut down traffic, demand the city “Turn the Water On”

I’m heading back into the conference now, but here are a few photos from today’s protest in response to the water issue in Detroit… I don’t know what the powers that be in Detroit must have been thinking when they decided to shut the water off now, just as 3,000 of our nation’s most radical […]

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I asked actor Mark Ruffalo about his desire to portray Columbo, and you won’t believe what he did next!

Remember how I told you that Mark Ruffalo was here in Detroit to help draw attention to the fact that several hundreds of the City’s most poor were now without water, and how, if I got the chance, I’d ask him about his statement yesterday concerning his desire to play Columbo? Well, as it turns […]

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