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75 hours in the exurbs of Atlanta… The Monkey Power Trio’s 22nd day/year as a band

This past weekend marked the 22nd meeting of my one-day-a-year pseudo-band, the Monkey Power Trio. For those of you who might not be familiar with our origin story, it all began back in 1995 with a promise between old friends one hot, summer afternoon in Brooklyn. On the spur of the moment, we’d decided to […]

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Today’s Martin Luther King Day march to Rick Snyder’s home

I wasn’t able to attend today’s MLK Day march to Governor Snyder’s house, but, fortunately, I was able to draft a few correspondents. Our first report comes courtesy of EMU professor Abby Coykendall. As you can see from the pictures, the crowd was far more diverse than at other events, including the protests in Lansing […]

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The mortgage tax deduction and why it should go

Yesterday, in a post about the President’s Commission on Fiscal Responsibility, I mentioned that co-chairs Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles suggested, amid a long laundry list of federal programs to be cut, the elimination of the mortgage tax deduction. While I deduct my mortgage interest when calculating my taxes each year, just like everyone else […]

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