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Ypsilanti’s Washtenaw International High School ranks 2nd in statewide ACT rankings

While I don’t think that you can necessarily judge the quality of a school based on test scores alone, it’s incredibly cool to know that, after just three years in operation, Ypsilanti’s Washtenaw International High School is already the highest performing school in Washtenaw County (relative to ACT scores), and the second highest ranking high […]

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Johnny Manziel and his rolled up $20 bill

There are few things in life I probably care less about than recently drafted NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel. And, under normal circumstances, I’d never post about how he chooses to spend his time in the restroom. This comment left on Reddit, though, seemed like the kind of thing I just had to share.

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Chef Alex Young of the Roadhouse on his work at Cornman farms and the importance of preserving foodways

In celebration of Zingerman’s making the front page of the New York Times business section this weekend, I thought that I’d post this recent interview I did with Zingerman’s Roadhouse managing partner, and James Beard Award-winning chef, Alex Young. Alex, as you may know, when he’s not serving up “really good American food” at the […]

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Frederick Douglas on the hypocrisy of July 4

In spite of the warrantless phone tapping, the daily drone strikes, and the fact that wealth is rapidly concentrating in the hands of just a few, I actually love America. For all of its flaws, I think we’ve created something truly unique and beautiful here… something worth fighting for. It’s an extremely fragile thing, this […]

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Tiny ripples of intolerance and hate begin to make their way through society in the wake of yesterday’s Hobby Lobby decision

On Monday, when Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned that the high court’s Hobby Lobby decision would send our country careening into a “minefield” of complicated legal issues, she was absolutely right. Less than 24 hours after the ruling, which established both that corporations could profess religion, and that U.S. laws couldn’t compel them […]

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