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Just imagine how awesome of a wall we’d have around Ann Arbor if, of the past 40 years, we’d invested in bricks instead of the AATA

I should know better than to try to make sense of the arguments being offered by the rag tag band anti-tax activists who have come together to fight the AAATA millage we’ll be voting on next month, but, when I heard that they’d launched a website, I thought that I’d check it out, and see […]

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Between a rock and two ferns… Everything Obama does apparently diminishes the office of President

President Obama is taking some heat today for his decision to appear alongside Zach Galifianakis on his mock public access interview show Between Two Ferns. The segment, which went live on the Funny Or Die site last night, runs a little over six minutes in length, and includes a number of cutting exchanges between the […]

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Let’s talk about race and the Water Street Flats debate

As I’ve stated here previously, I believe that a legitimate case can be made against Ypsilanti’s proposed Water Street Flats development. When I read stuff like this note to Ann Arbor News reporter

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The successful campaign to stop the ICE deportation of Ann Arbor’s Jose Luis Sanchez-Ronquillo

A few days ago, I met up with fellow Ypsilantian Martha Valadez, to discuss the case of Jose Luis Sanchez-Ronquillo, an undocumented 16-year resident of Ann Arbor who had been ordered by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to report to the Mexican border for deportation. Since that meeting, ICE has granted Sanchez-Ronquillo a one-year […]

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What exactly happened to Detroit?

Someone from Europe posed the following question on Reddit a few days ago… “Americans: What exactly happened to Detroit? I regularly see photos on Reddit of abandoned areas of the city and read stories of high unemployment and dereliction, but as a European have never heard the full story.” Here, because I think some of […]

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