Author Archives: Mark

PPP data, finally released by the SBA, shows that millions of US taxpayer dollars went to businesses tied to the likes of Jared Kushner, Mitch McConnell, and Devin Nunes, in what can best be described as a corporate looting free-for-all

I was going to write about Florida’s executive order to reopen schools in August in spite of the fact that they just broke a national record with 11,458 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, and their hospitals are now reaching capacity, but then the Small Business Administration (SBA) finally caved to pressure and released the names […]

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My old Fourth of July post holds up surprising well…

I was feeling a little nostalgic this morning, thinking about how, this year, there would be no Ypsilanti Fourth of July parade. So I decided to look through the archive and see what I’d said about the parade in the past. Following is one of my posts from a few years ago. I’m curious to […]

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The Russian bounty hoax

Donald Trump said today that the Russian bounty story is a hoax. It is not. We know that the Russians, through Unit 29155 of the G.R.U., has been offering Taliban-linked fighters up to $100,000 for each American military member they’ve been able to kill. And, as of this evening, it looks as though we even […]

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American service members are assassinated in Afghanistan as part of Russian bounty program. Trump responds by inviting Putin to the White House, and fighting for his reinstatement into the G-7.

Earlier today, the President of the United States tweeted out a video in which one of his supporters, driving a golf cart decked out with “Trump 2020” and “America First” signs, yells out “white power” when confronted by protesters. Donald Trump has since removed the video in question, but not before referring to his supporters […]

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Grading Ypsi-Arbor bars and restaurants on their COVID friendliness

As you can see in the above graph from Bridge Magazine, we’re seeing an uptick in new COVID-19 cases here in Michigan since Governor’s Whitmer’s stay-home order was lifted on June 2. On June 11, just three days after our bars and restaurants reopened, we saw a low of just 74 new cases across the […]

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