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On the occasion of my son turning nine

My son Arlo turns 9 years old today. This (above) is what he looks like these days. This was taken a few days ago on one of our long, late morning walks around Ypsilanti between his two online class periods. I suspect, at some point, he’ll tire of hanging around with me, but, as of […]

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How will we explain this chapter of American history to the next generation?

Everyone suspects that, in the wake of the Thanksgiving weekend, things will get a whole lot worse on the COVID-19 front. And things are already really, really bad. [Ted Cruz was apparently wrong when he told us that we’d never hear another thing about COVID-19 after the election.] As of right now, about 90,000 Americans […]

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Michigan to shutdown again, as Dr. Atlas appears to encourage violence

Six days ago, we had 10 million COVID-19 cases in the United States. Today, we have 11 million. That’s one million new cases in less that a week. The infectious respiratory disease, it would seem, is spreading uncontrollably now. Here in Michigan, we just broke our single-day record for new cases this past Friday with […]

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After months of the President promising that COVID-19 would just “disappear,” the White House Chief of Staff concedes, “We’re not going to control the pandemic”

Yesterday, as you can see in the above graphic from Detroit Channel 4, 3,338 new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Michigan, far exceeding anything we’ve seen during the earlier waves of the coronavirus pandemic. As our current fatality rate in the state is 4.7%, that essentially means that 157 Michiganders were told yesterday that […]

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The Republicans attempt to jam through Amy Coney Barrett as the nation burns and Giuliani fondles himself

It’s hard, when presented with a story about Trump campaign surrogate Rudy Giuliani being caught on tape fondling himself in the presence of a young woman in a hotel room, to focus on anything else. Sadly, though, there are even more obscene things taking place in America at the moment. This morning, with the election […]

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