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Celebrating May Day in Ypsilanti with warnings of vampires, and camaraderie on Water Street

I’m not quite sure how he pulled it off, but my friend Jeff, by calling in a few favors, and doing a bit of bartering, has been able to publish a new Ypsi-themed work by famed historian Peter Linebaugh. The 75-page pamphlet, entitled “Ypsilanti Vampire May Day,” is the first thing to be published on […]

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Celebrating two years of corporate rule under the terms dictated by Citizens United

It’s been two years since the Supreme Court decided the Citizens United case, giving corporations the ability to spend unprecedented amounts of money to influence American elections. Here, with some some thoughts on the ramifications of that decision is our favorite journalist, Chris Hedges. …Our electoral system, already hostage to corporate money and corporate lobbyists, […]

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Eric Cantor tells U-M audience to pull themselves up by their bootstraps

I was doubtful that he’d show up, given that he backed out of an event at the University of Pennsylvania a few days, in hopes of avoiding those affected by the policies he champions, but it looks like Eric Cantor made his scheduled stop at the University of Michigan this afternoon as planned. The following […]

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Occupy Update… featuring Hedges, Grayson, Stiglitz, assorted agent provocateurs, and those vampire squid with their relentlessly jamming blood funnels

The developments around the Occupy movement are occurring so quickly now that it’s hard to keep track. I’d like to be able to share things as they happen, but, given the realities of life, and the fact that this blog is just a one man operation, I don’t think that’s going to happen. With that […]

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The Gang of Six are serving their corporate masters, who don’t, by the way, create jobs

I’m tired, and the sweat is running off of me in tiny rivers. The house we live in, built over 150 years ago, does not have air conditioning. It’s never bothered me before, but, tonight, as I lay here in bed, with a red-hot laptop balanced across my mountainous belly, and my sweat pooling in […]

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