Category Archives: Ann Arbor

Trump threatens to withhold research funding from universities that aren’t more welcoming to those who disregard facts and refute science

Last night, after watching highlights from Donald Trump’s disturbing performance at CPAC, I posted the following to Twitter. And, as a few people have asked me what I meant by it, I thought that I’d post an explanation here. McCarthyism started this way, with threats against institutions of higher education designed to force out liberal […]

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Melvin Parson and the campaign to create a world-class urban farm in Ypsilanti

Melvin Parson and I have been working off an on for the past two years on an interview for this site. It began as an Ypsilanti Immigration Interview, and, over time, as we dug deeper into his work with We The People Growers Association, evolved into something more about his dream of establishing a world-class […]

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Ann Arbor votes for an unfunded downtown park over density and affordable housing

Heading into the last election, I didn’t pay a lot of attention to local races. I, of course, did my research on the local candidates and ballot initiatives that I’d be voting on, but, for the most part, I focused on national races, trying, as best I could, to help the Democrats take back the […]

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Hey, wait, that’s not fair…. Republicans in the State Senate get almost twice the resources of their Democratic colleagues to serve their constituents

I learned something interesting today from Jeff Irwin, the man that we just elected to represent our district in the Michigan Senate. According to Irwin, who was in Lansing today for orientation, along with all of the other newly-elected State Senators, because he’s in the minority party, he only has $129,700 with which to hire […]

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Sometimes WCBN gets things very right, and sometimes they get things very, very wrong

I’ve just received word that The Ballad of Christian Wolfcock, the most recent release by my one-day-a-year band, the Monkey Power Trio, is currently the second most played record on WCBN. I know that I should be happy about this incredible achievement, but I’m finding it difficult to look beyond the fact that I don’t […]

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