Tag Archives: Detroit Free Press

How to survive in a world without facts

The utter disregard for truth that we’re seeing with Trump isn’t something that’s completely new… I just went through the archive here and found a number of instances over the past decade or so, where we’ve lamented the fact that truth was becoming a thing of the past. Back in 2008, I apparently even posted […]

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The growing backlash against Rick Snyder on the streets of Ann Arbor

Katrease Stafford has a piece in today’s Detroit Free Press about the growing backlash Rick Snyder has been encountering here in his hometown of Ann Arbor. Here, in case you’re interested, is my brief contribution to the discussion. Read the whole article if you have a chance. There’s lots of good stuff. Stafford spent all […]

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Exploring Ypsilanti’s place on the Underground Railroad: part two

This past November, I posted a lengthy interview with local historian Matt Siegfried about slavery, the fight for emancipation, and the role played by Ypsilantians in that struggle. We covered an incredible amount of ground, but, as I still had a lot of unanswered questions, I asked him back. Following, as Paul Harvey would say, […]

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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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AnnArbor.com cuts staff considerably, laying off 14

They’re not really talking about it on the AnnArbor.com site, but on Friday they laid off 14 employees. According to Michigan Radio, this leaves about 20 or so people in their newsroom. (The old Ann Arbor News, from what I’m told, had approximately 75 reporters in their newsroom.) Among those let go were lead blogger […]

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