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Donald Trump’s hijacking of the 4th of July: Armored Vehicle Edition

We’ve known for quite a while that Donald Trump has wanted to preside over a public display of what he perceives to be “his” military force. He’s said as much publicly. In the past, though, there have always been people, like Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, who have stood in the way, and kept him […]

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Awesome U-M undergrads launch startup to teach American history through the stories of inspirational women

The Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation a few days ago awarded a $1,000 grant to Virginia Lozano, an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, who, along with her twin sister Beatriz, created an education technology company called Leesta in order to “inspire 8-11 year olds by teaching American History through the stories of women.” After bestowing […]

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Exploring Ypsilanti’s place on the Underground Railroad: part one

On the evening of December 1, our friend Matt Siegfried, who I interviewed here not too long ago about Ypsilanti’s Native American past, will be at the downtown branch of the Ypsilanti District Library, presenting his research on the role Ypsilantians played on the Underground Railroad. In hopes that it might inspire a few of […]

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The republican assault on reality

The Republicans are up in arms over the fact that Obama is taking a ten day vacation with his family. One of my favorite quotes on the matter comes from former Presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has courageously resurfaced after making such an ass of himself earlier this summer, when he said that he believed […]

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Colbert reenactment vindicates Palin on Revere history

The Colbert ReportTags: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive For those of you who still can’t sleep, and are looking for something else to watch, I highly recommend this awkward video of Ann Coulter being interviewed about her private life by Piers Morgan.

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