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Five simple things you can do to stop Trump’s Tax Scam

If you read this site, you know the Republican tax bill is shortsighted, cruel and stupid. You know that, even though it was sold to us as a middle class tax cut, the truth is, tax cuts for the middle class are small and temporary, while the tax cuts for billionaires and corporations are large […]

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City Manager Ralph Lange indicates that Ypsilanti is moving toward a hybrid police/fire scheme in which public safety officers will be expected to fight fires, save lives, pursue suspects and dispense lethal force

It would seem that Ralph Lange, our new city manager, has made up his mind that we should merge Ypsilanti’s Police and Fire departments in hopes of further delaying landfall of the category-five fiscal storm gathering on the horizon. He’s admittedly in a tough spot, and I’m sympathetic. He’s trying to radically cut spending, in […]

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Talking with Fred Thomas about the Ypsi Flea

As the Ypsi Flea is coming up in about a week, I though that I’d take the opportunity to speak with Fred Thomas, who organizes the event. What follows is our email exchange. MARK: So, what’s the Ypsi Flea? FRED: Ypsi Flea is a free, all ages event held every so often that’s part flea […]

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I’d love to see Bernie Sanders in the next Presidential debates

Every few days, I come across a quote from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders that I feel compelled to share. For the most part, I’m able to restrain myself. But, every once in a while, there’s something that I just can’t hold back. Today, it’s footage from the Daily Show, where Sanders appeared yesterday, promoting his […]

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The role of Satan in the Wisconsin protests, and the rise of the Islamic antichrist

I haven’t seen the episode of Glenn Beck’s show in question, but it would seem, based upon this report by Rachel Maddow (see below), that he recently brought on a self-proclaimed end times prophet to provide context about the recent protests in Egypt and Wisconsin. Beck’s guest, Joel Richardson, is the author of a book […]

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