Category Archives: History

Today in fashion… buying the perception of of having done a hard day’s work

In about ’91, as an American Studies undergrad at the University of Michigan, I had the occasion to take a class at with professor Robert Berkhofer, the author of The White Man’s Indian: Images of the American Indian from Columbus to the Present. While I don’t remember a great deal about what we covered in […]

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There used to be four times as many grocery stores in Ypsilanti as restaurants

Remember how I was telling you a few days ago that I’d gotten my hands on a 1933 Ypsilanti phone book? Well, here’s a little something that I thought you might find of interest. Back in ’33, there were roughly four times as many grocery stores in Ypsilanti as restaurants. Granted, the shops in question […]

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“Never forget Bowling Green”

Kellyanne Conway has an almost impossible job to do. She’s got an unconstitutional Muslim ban to defend, and, as it turns out, the last big mass shooting we had – the one the administration had been using to demonstrate how critical it is that we keep people from certain Muslim countries out of the United […]

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Reince Priebus, asked why Trump didn’t explicitly mention the Jews in his International Holocaust Remembrance Day comments, says he wishes they could “wipe (the Holocaust) off the history books”

On Meet the Press this morning, quite a bit of time was given to the fact that the White House had put out a statement yesterday, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, that did not reference either anti-Semitism or the fact that some 6 million Jews died at the hands of the Nazis, choosing instead to […]

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Building a real “truther” movement… We need an army

I know I should be posting about the fact that the entire Environmental Protection Agency was essentially put on ice this morning, or that Trump just hinted about the possibility of martial law in Chicago, or that the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipeline projects have been brought back to life by executive […]

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