Tag Archives: Boston

Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Erika Hess

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a young woman who’d just moved to Ypsi from Brooklyn, after a brief layover in Ann Arbor. She was looking for studio space, and thought, I guess, that I might be able to help. I couldn’t. But, one thing led to another, and I ended up […]

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I heard someone today say, “We know that he did it. We’ve seen the video. We don’t need a trial.”

I should preface what I’m about to say by noting that I’m not a conspiracy theorist… at least when it comes to last week’s bombing in Boston. I suspect it’s probably the case, given what I’ve read thus far, that Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev carried out the attack that cost three individuals, one of whom […]

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Seeing in the Boston bombing though the filter of preexisting prejudice

I wasn’t going to comment on yesterday’s deadly Boston Marathon bombing until more of the facts were known, but, as I’m sitting here tonight, reading the analysis of folks like Alex Jones, who thinks that it was an inside job perpetrated by the government, and Fox News contributor Erik Rush, who thinks that it’s clearly […]

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Is now the time to get off our asses and take to the street?

Say what you will about the topless girls and the incoherent boys who started everything rolling with their occupation of Wall Street, but it looks like what they set in motion might actually have not only legs but momentum. Today, 3,000 people marched on Bank of America in Boston. And, in New York, an estimated […]

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Tea bagging hypocrites

I know I said earlier today, in the post about the recent Chomsky speech, that we’d be doing ourselves a disservice if we just looked at the Tea Party folks with derision, mocking them for being stupid, and lashing out at them individually. I believe that, and I think it’s a costly diversion. I think, […]

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