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

This past November, I posted a lengthy interview with local historian Matt Siegfried about slavery, the fight for emancipation, and the role played by Ypsilantians in that struggle. We covered an incredible amount of ground, but, as I still had a lot of unanswered questions, I asked him back. Following, as Paul Harvey would say, […]

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Tennessee Mosque Attack

I dont think there’s any way you can argue that there’s not a heightened anti-muslim sentiment in this country in the wake of the manufactured controversy over the so-called 911 mosque. Since the big protest in New York last week, I know of at least two violent attacks. First, there was the stabbing of New […]

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The Great Tea Party Swindle

Frank Rich, in today’s New York Times, suggests that the Tea Party movement is being fostered because it allows ready access easy marks. Here’s a clip: …Both Steele and Palin claim to be devotees of the tea party movement. “I’m a tea partier, I’m a town-haller, I’m a grass-roots-er” is how Steele put it in […]

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