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Keep Mike Eller off City Council…. tell your friends!

Yesterday, shortly after I announced that I’d be hosting a fundraiser for FLY Children’s Art Center at Woodruff’s on September 8, someone left a comment on the site, alerting me to the fact that the Katie Whitehouse, the director of FLY, had a Mike Eller sign in her front yard. “I can’t believe the head […]

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Non-Democrats in the Ypsilanti Democratic Primary… is there anything wrong with that?

As the deadline for registering to vote in the August 7 primary is one week from today, I thought that now might be a good time to publicly commend a certain local landlord for defecting from the ultra right wing America First Party and professing his allegiance to the party of Ted Kennedy, Barney Frank […]

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Alan Haber on celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Port Huron Statement with a new manifesto for the Occupy era

Yesterday, I shared three videos that were shot over the weekend with Alan Haber, the founder of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). In those videos, Alan and I primarily discuss the past. We talk about Ann Arbor in the 50’s, Haber’s initiation into revolutionary politics during the McCarthy era, the founding of SDS, and […]

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Robert Reich and Molly Ringwald answer questions on Reddit

I doubt that they coordinated it, but, a few days ago, at roughly the same time, both Robert Reich and Molly Ringwald were on Reddit, answering people’s random questions. Following are some of my favorite responses. I was going to specify who said what, but then it occurred to me that it might be more […]

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Walking the secret passageways of Harry Bennett’s heavily-fortified Ypsilanti castle

I just received a note from Nathan Ayers, the guy who won the first $1,000 grant from A2Awesome. He wanted to let me know that, back in 1984, the television program PM Magazine ran a feature on Harry Bennett’s fortress on the banks of the Huron River, in Ypsilanti. Bennett, for those of you don’t […]

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