Author Archives: Mark

The perfect comic book ending for the 2016 Republican primary

I know it’s highly unlikely that Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer, and more unlikely still that, if he were, he’d decide to come out of retirement during the upcoming Republican National Convention, but, given how the primary has gone thus far, it really wouldn’t surprise me if he walked out on the stage in […]

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Ann Arbor’s rat poisoned produce brings to mind the 1984 Rajneeshee bioterror case

News tonight that a young man has been apprehended by the FBI in Ann Arbor for apparently spraying a mixture of hand cleaner and rat poison on grocery store produce, has led to a great deal of speculation online as to what might cause a person to do something like this. While I suspect we’ll […]

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Totally Quotable Arlo: “A New Super Hero Is Born” edition

On the continuum of greatness, Toothbrush in Sock Man may not grade out as high as, say, Spider Man, but not everyone is lucky enough to be bitten by a radioactive insect. No, some of us have to do it ourselves, using just those things that we can reach on the bathroom counter. [If you’ve […]

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State Rep. David Rutledge to Washtenaw County Parks and Rec Commission Director Bob Tetens on the long stalled Eastside Recreation Center: “There are all kinds of ways that this could happen now if there was the will to do it… There is no will to see this done”

Earlier this evening there was a public meeting on the status of the long–delayed Ypsilanti recreation center. I’m not sure what the impetus was for the meeting, or how long it had been in the works, but the whole thing, at least from my perspective, seemed to be thrown together at the last minute. The […]

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Bestselling author Shaka Senghor takes us inside the “big warehouse of human misery” that is the American prison system, filmmaker Donald Harrison tells us about his new Commie High documentary, and we talk judicial reform with civil rights attorney Dick Soble… on episode 43 of the Saturday Six Pack

For those of you who didn’t catch episode 43 of The Saturday Six Pack when it was first broadcast a few weeks ago, it’s now available online. If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you’ll find it embedded. If you’d rather not hear my voice, though, here are my abbreviated notes. Our first […]

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