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ISIS and the Christian right are in agreement on evolution

According to CNN, ISIS has announced their K-12 curriculum in Syria, and certain elements sound surprisingly familiar. In swaths of Syria now controlled by ISIS, children can no longer study math or social studies. Sports are out of the question. And students will be banned from learning about elections and democracy. Instead, they’ll be subjected […]

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Checking in with Ypsi’s least favorite son, Tom Monaghan

The new issue of Businessweek has an interesting piece comparing and contrasting Michigan’s aging pizza barons, Tom Monaghan and Mike Ilitch. And, as it’s been a while since we’ve discussed Monaghan, who started Domino’s here in Ypsilanti in 1960, I thought that I’d share a bit. Tom Monaghan was once a billionaire. He owned 244 […]

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Geocentrism, anti-Semitism, and the role of Kate Mulgrew in helping Robert Sungenis to roll back the Enlightenment

Kate Mulgrew is a terrible person. Not only did she attempt to ruin my favorite television show, by willingly participating in the excerable 1979 mystery series Mrs. Columbo, but she’s now lending her voice to a “documentary” project putting forward the preposterous notion that the sun and planets rotate around the earth. Here with more […]

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Why would any intelligent young women stay in a state that requires the purchase of rape insurance?

Remember that “rape insurance” legislation that we talked about in December? Well, as of tomorrow, it becomes law in Michigan. I can see the appeal for the twisted old men on the far right who conspired to bring this about, as they’ve long been looking for opportunities to chip away at Roe v. Wade, and […]

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I got vaccine denial. What kind of crazy are you?

As promised, I’ve kept adding to my super awesome social media quiz meme. Here’s my most recent contribution, followed by a number of others that were sent to me by friends, who apparently got inspired and wanted to join the “What Kind of Crazy” campaign with me… This is the most fun I’ve had since […]

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