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It’s time to vote, Michigan! Let me know if I can help.

I read something yesterday that struck me. The Atlantic’s David Frum, commenting about how difficult it is for some people in the United States to vote, said, “It’s not easy to design a voting system that creates 11 hour lines.” “Generating delays like this,” he went on, “(requires) careful planning and sustained commitment.” And he’s […]

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How is it that we allow this to happen in America?

Georgia held both its Republican and Democratic primaries today, and things did not go smoothly in many of the state’s bluer districts. [This was, of course, by design.] As it’s late, I’d just like to leave you with the following five Twitter posts. If, after considering them, you should find yourself agreeing with me that […]

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Does EMU have a clear and consistently enforced policy on the carrying of firearms on campus?

In 2017, the state of Georgia passed a law allowing guns to be carried on campus. To date, I don’t believe there have been any instances of gun-carrying students thwarting terrorist attacks. Today, a University of Georgia student did inadvertently shoot himself through the leg while studying Chemistry, though. Coincidentally, at roughly the same time […]

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“Herp Talk” with local amphibian biologist Katy Greenwald

Over the past few weeks, I’ve posted here about both tadpoles and frogs that my son and I had found in Riverside Park. Well, as a result of these posts, I’ve come into contact with Eastern Michigan University amphibian biologist Katy Greenwald, who, I guess, felt professionally obligated to write in and correct me, informing […]

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2018 Election Day open thread

9:00 AM I’m home with a sick kid, so thing may not go as planned, but I’m hoping to vote soon, and then head back home to do some remote phone banking through Swing Left for Amy McGrath, the Democratic candidate for Kentucky’s 6th district, which covers Frankfort, where I lived as a baby, Georgetown, […]

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