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Watch these two videos and tell me if Republicans have gotten a) better, or b) worse, over the past 50 years

Today not only marks what would have been Martin Luther King’s 82nd birthday, but it’s also the 50th anniversary of President Eisenhower’s farewell address to the nation – the one in which he warned of the growing influence of the military industrial complex. I was just watching it, and reflecting yet again on how far […]

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Spending my night learning about James Couzens

My friend Dave in Seattle mentioned to me a few days ago that he’s been reading a biography written in the 1950’s on former Detroit Mayor and U.S. Senator James Couzens (1872-1936). The book, “Independent Man,” sounds incredibly interesting, and I’ve been spending my time this evening reading up on Couzens, who, prior to going […]

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Voting out the sane Republicans

It’s good to be reminded on occasion that there are sane, responsible Republicans… We were in the car last night, on our way to have dinner with friends in Detroit, when we caught an NPR report on how the upcoming elections are likely to affect climate change legislation, and I was really struck by how […]

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