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The Devil went down to Georgia… ALEC caught on tape wining and dining state legislators on behalf of corporate lobbyists in Savannah

Have you ever wondered how legislation gets written and passed into law at the state level? Did you think, as I once did, that ideas for new laws percolate up from local constituents who contact their elected representatives with legitimate concerns that need to be addressed for the good of society? Well, thanks to a […]

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The New York Times covers the Beezy’s ZipCap campaign… and I make it into the paper of record on the chest of Bee Roll

In tomorrow’s New York Times, you’ll find a story about my friend Bee “Ypsilantian of the Year” Roll and the work she’s done through the California-based company ZipCap to raise working capital for her restaurant, Beezy’s, by essentially demonstrating to lenders that, while she doesn’t have a lot in the way of hard assets, she […]

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I’m officially joining the Bernie Sanders “political revolution”

Back in 2013, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, when asked if he’d consider making a run for President, said that he might have to, if, during the campaign, “the collapse of the middle class, growing wealth and income inequality, growth in poverty, (and) global warming” were not being discussed in any significant way. Well, Bernie apparently […]

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Michigan’s LGBT population under attack again as legislators attempt to roll back local anti-discrimination ordinances across the State

Despite what Republicans have said, it was never just about stopping gay marriage in Michigan. Their end goal has always been the criminalization of homosexuality. This became abundantly clear earlier this week, when State Representative Earl Poleski proposed legislation that would stop local governments, like Ypsilanti, from passing anti-discrimination legislation to protect their LGBT citizens. […]

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Community policing post Ferguson, Modern Lady Fitness, and running for your life in Ypsilanti… on this weekend’s edition of The Saturday Six Pack

As the owner of AM 1700 has apparently made a deal to rent out the entire station next weekend for a “Golden Age of Radio” themed bat mitzvah, this will be our last show for a while. So, if I were you, I’d be sure to tune in this Saturday evening, when I’ll be joined […]

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