Author Archives: Mark

Futel’s campaign to bring back the public telephone, and the possibility that an Ypsilanti phone may be coming soon

Not too long ago, my friend Dug, knowing that I’d just purchased a former Michigan Bell Telephone building in Ypsilanti, put me in touch with a friend of his in Portland by the name of Karl Anderson. Karl, he told me, was looking for places to install “free payphones.” Well, late this last winter, Karl […]

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If we’re to believe Attorney General Jeff Sessions, he “never” either requested or received a briefing on Russian election interference

I don’t know what’s worse, the possibility that America’s head law enforcement official did’t want to know about Russian efforts to interfere with our election, or the possibility that he just lied repeatedly under oath, saying that he only knew what he’d read in the papers when it came to efforts on the part of […]

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Hanging the first show at the Landline Creative Labs micro-gallery

We just got done hanging the first show at the Landline Creative Labs micro-gallery. [It’s in the small space that our wheelchair lift opens into.] Thanks to Jason Wright and Jim Cherewick for contributing work. [Jason’s work is on top. Jim’s work is below.] Having helped hang a few art shows in my day, I […]

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Hoping to kill Obamacare before Trump’s inevitable impeachment, Senate Republicans set out on a dark path, refusing to show the American people the legislation that will rob millions of their health care before it’s brought to a vote

Word is, by the end of the month, Senate Republicans will move to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. And, it would seem, they intend to do so without first allowing the American people to see what this replacement plan would mean for their families… That’s right. The legislation is […]

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Comey’s got a posse

As much as I hate it when people come up to me and say, “You know what you should write about on your blog,” or “You know what you need to do on your radio show,” I found myself doing something very similar yesterday, when I wrote to Shepard Fairey on Twitter and suggested that […]

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