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You write the “Fucking White People” post

I need some time away from the world right now, so I’m going to walk across the room with my chicken pot pie in a couple minutes, settle down on the couch with my family, and watch My Man Godfrey. I suspect I’ll return to blogging at some point in the not too distant future, […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Newcombe Clark

A week or so ago, in front of an audience at Conor O’Neills, I had the pleasure of conducting a live exit interview with Ann Arbor-born commercial real estate broker turned University of Michigan MBA Newcombe Clark, who will soon be leaving Michigan for Chicago. As there was still a great deal that we didn’t […]

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Snyder signs anti-abortion omnibus bill, drastically reducing women’s reproductive options, and driving even more educated young women from Michigan

Well, it looks like Governor Snyder did what many of us were fearing that he’d do… This afternoon, while most of us were at home, enjoying the holidays with our families, he signed the anti-abortion omnibus bill into law. The following is from the Daily Beast. Michigan women will face new obstacles to legal abortion […]

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Ted McClelland on fleeing “Michissippi” and why we’ll never be able to keep our brightest young people from Chicago

Here on the site last week, I twice invoked an article that had appeared on Salon.con entitled Right-to-work bill: Michigan just gives up. Well, the second time I did so, the author of the piece, Ted McClelland, left a comment. And, from there, a short email exchange ensued, resulting in the following interview. I hope […]

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Reinventing Michigan so as to accelerate the Michigan exodus

Brian Dickerson has a good piece in the Detroit Free Press today on the Republican agenda in Michigan and how it could be driving young, educated workers from our state. It’s essentially a continuation of the much-talked-about “Michissippi” article by Edward McClelland that ran in Salon last week. In that piece, as you’ll recall, McClelland […]

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