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So, what’s the Washtenaw Community Action Team?

I’d heard mention of the Washtenaw Community Action Team over the past several months or so, but I never really took the time to figure out how they fit into the local ecosystem of left-leaning political organizations, or what their objectives were. Fortunately, however, I had the occasion this past weekend to exchange a few […]

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R.I.P. Steve Jobs 1955-2011

“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination that we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It’s […]

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Protests planned for Wednesday in Michigan

As I mentioned yesterday, several hundred people are planning to gather on the Diag tomorrow at 1:00 to voice their disapproval over Governor Rick Snyder being named U-M’s Spring commencement speaker. While it promises to be an exciting event, it now looks as though the real action tomorrow is going to be in Lansing, where […]

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Rick Snyder to speak at U-M’s April 30 commencement

When I graduated from U-M, Hillary Clinton was our commencement speaker. I don’t recall there being protesters outside, but she wasn’t a popular choice. There was quite a bit of debate on campus after the initial announcement, and, then, during her speech, which was delivered in the U-M stadium, I remember that there was a […]

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Obama in the Big House

Obama woke me up Saturday morning. The helicopter taking him from Detroit Metro Airport to Ann Arbor, where he was scheduled to deliver the University of Michigan commencement address, went right over my house, rattling the windows, and making the dog go apoplectic. A friend had offered me commencement tickets, but I was lazy. I […]

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