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Newt Gingrich and the war against Robert Mueller

I’ve only spoken with former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich once. It was late ’93 or early ’94. I was living in a suburb of Atlanta, and working at Kinko’s. I’d worked an early shift that day, and, driving back home to my apartment, I decided to stop at a little park along […]

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Val Lutton and the gilded boy

I was about a half hour into the 1942 horror classic Cat People last night, when I decided to take a break and do a little research into the film’s Russian-born producer, Val Lewton. Well, one thing led to another, and I fell asleep listening to episode number three of Karina Longworth’s brilliant podcast, You […]

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Reflecting on the first five months of On The Ground Ypsi, and the future of this little city of ours

[Ypsi community activist and Southside resident Bryan Foley, seen here in a photo by Doug Coombe taken at Parkridge Community Center, will be on a December 15 panel hosted by On The Ground Ypsilanti about “Ypsi’s rich past, and visions for a vibrant future.”] Earlier this year, the folks at Issues Media Group, having identified […]

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I got to take the train from Ypsi to Detroit a few days ago, and, if we play our cards right, we might all be able to do it someday soon

Last Friday, at about 1:30 PM, a train on Amtrak’s Wolverine line stopped on its way from Chicago to Detroit to pick up passengers in Ypsilanti. While it’s true that, back in late May of 2010, the President of Amtrak disembarked from a train in Depot Town and met with elected officials to discuss the […]

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Trump endorses accused pedophile Roy Moore, the Republicans fall in line, and we’re forced once again to acknowledge the darkness of the world we now inhabit

When news first broke a few weeks ago that Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, had been not only accused of pedophilia, but also banned from a local shopping mall because of his aggressive pursuit of young girls, a good number of Republicans did the right thing. After saying that he believed […]

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