Tag Archives: Paul Krugman

Ypsilanti on Labor Day

I’d wanted to write an epic post about the meaning of Labor Day, but then I read Paul Krugman’s piece in today’s New York Times, realized that he’d done a better job of it than I could ever hope to, and decided to spend my time instead wondering around Ypsilanti with my camera. What follows […]

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Ann Curry forced by Matt Lauer to interact with crazy people cradling what appear to be dead babies

Generally speaking, I’d rather watch the elderly practice ballroom dancing at the gym than turn my attention to the overhead television, which is invariably tuned to the Today Show. I made an exception this morning, though, as the happy gang of falsely-laughing, purveyors of faux-news were “reporting” on their network’s most recent stunt-casting coup. (Apparently, […]

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ALEC, the move to codify the extremist Republican agenda, and the Michigan connection

Reading a column by Paul Krugman just now on the role of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in pushing so-called “Stand Your Ground” legislation around the country, I was reminded by a recent article in Mother Jones about how ALEC, working through the Mackinac Center, played a role in passing Michigan’s Public Act 4, […]

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The Occupy meme continues to grow, but I wonder why it’s not taking more of a hold in Ypsi-Arbor

My friend Dave just sent me this photo from Portland, where some 5,000 people took to the streets today in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. In contrast, only about 200 showed up this evening for the “Occupy Ann Arbor” protest on U-M’s Diag. With over 40,000 students currently enrolled at the University of […]

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Race to the bottom

Our Governor tells us that, if we want to compete, we need to keep taxes low. That, he assures us, is the only way that we’ll be able to attract new businesses, and keep the ones that we’ve still got. While our Republican leadership in Lansing has taken some steps in that direction, I question […]

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