Category Archives: Civil Liberties

Ann Arbor City Council’s Chuck Warpehoski, acknowledging the discrepancy between Ypsi and Ann Arbor schools, says he’ll begin donating to the Ypsi Community Schools Foundation

On this past weekend’s edition of The Saturday Six Pack, during a discussion on the growing economic divide betweeen Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, Avalon Housing’s Michael Appel brought up the idea of merging the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti school districts. This, he said, echoing the findings of the County’s recently issued report on affordable housing […]

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New Harvard study shows Washtenaw County among worst places to grow up when it comes to social mobility

I don’t know that we need yet one more data point, as we all know things are not only bad, but getting worse for poor people in Washtenaw County, but there’s a new study on “equality of opportunity” out of Harvard that seems to indicate that Washtenaw County is one of the worst counties in […]

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The pressing need for affordable housing in Ann Arbor, the team behind Ypsi’s new HP Jacobs mural, and boy reporter Tom Perkins… on this weekend’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack

In 2014, Washtenaw County contracted with Virginia-based consultant Rob Krupicka to study housing affordability across the County, and, in January of this year, he presented his findings in a report, which he delivered to officials in Ann Arbor. In his report, Krupicka warned of the instability that would invariably result if, as Ann Arbor continued […]

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The chickens, having come home to roost, consumed Boehner… Nixon made a deal with the devil by opening the Republican party to southern racists, and, now, almost 50 years later, the party is paying the price

Quite a bit has been written over the past few weeks about John Boneher’s unexpected decision to step down as Speaker of the House and leave Congress. While everyone seems to be in agreement that his decision is largely due to the increasingly ugly battle being waged over the heart and soul of the Republican […]

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Cocks not Glocks: University of Texas students to open cary dildos in response to new “campus carry” gun law

In June, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Senate Bill 11. The legislation, commonly referred to as the “campus carry law,” will give licensed firearms owners the right to carry concealed handguns in most public university buildings within the state beginning in August 2016. While the legislation does apparently give university presidents some flexibility […]

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