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Yet another school shooting leaves 17 children dead in Florida

I wasn’t going to write about today’s deadly school shooting in Florida, as I didn’t think I had anything new to add since the last time I’d written about a horrific mass shooting just a few months ago, but then I happened across this video of Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr and felt compelled […]

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Maybe now would be a good time for us to surround a local school, join hands, and let it be known that we intend to fight to preserve public education

We got beat today. We just needed one vote to keep Betsy DeVos away from the Department of Education, and we couldn’t manage it. We waged one hell of an assault… occupying the offices of our Senators, jamming their phone lines, going after them with unprecedented enthusiasm them on social media… but it just didn’t […]

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Free dildos await returning UT Austin students at “Cocks Not Glocks” rally against open carry on campus

Remember how, some time ago, I mentioned that students at the University of Texas at Austin were threatening a “Cocks not Glocks” protest in response to the Texas legislature passing a bill that would allow for open carry on their campus? [While guns are now acceptable on campus, the open carry of sex toys, which […]

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Running out of things to say about mass shootings… well, almost

I tried to write something last night about the Orlando shooting that just left 50 people dead, but I gave up an hour or so into it. I’d sliced my hand open earlier in the day while working on the renovation of 209 Pearl Street, which made it difficult to type. [My right thumb was […]

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Jeff Irwin on renewed movement in the Michigan House to kill Snyder’s Emergency Manager law, Ethan Lowenstein on the value of place-based education, and the witchy music of Spelling… on episode 38 of the Saturday Six Pack

I know that all anyone wants to talk about these days is our story about the elaborate “fuck Flint I want to go shopping”-themed cake Governor Snyder had made for his wife’s birthday, which has now spread to the likes of Gawker and Wonkette, but, for my own sanity, I’ve got to move on. So, […]

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