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Donald Trump’s hijacking of the 4th of July: Armored Vehicle Edition

We’ve known for quite a while that Donald Trump has wanted to preside over a public display of what he perceives to be “his” military force. He’s said as much publicly. In the past, though, there have always been people, like Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, who have stood in the way, and kept him […]

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Obama demands that Washtenaw County return its armored vehicle to the Defense Department, leaving us vulnerable to invading armies

Remember how, in the wake of the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, we discussed, among other things, the need to demilitarize our police forces? Well, earlier this year, President Obama took a step in that direction, signing Executive Order 13688, and thereby slowing the flow of surplus military equipment through the Department of Defense’s Excess Property […]

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Is Hitler’s childhood home in Dearborn? And is there a Nazi tank hidden at Greenfield Village?

A comment which was just left on the site brought my attention back to a post I’d written about five years ago concerning a rumor within historic archeology community that one of the houses on Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village estate may in fact be a childhood home of Adolph Hitler. And it reminded me that, […]

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I was going to call this post “Welcome to the Ypsi Occupation,” but thought that might be a bit too inflamatory

My post on this weekend’s shootings in Ypsilanti elicited the following response from a reader calling himself Edweird. This is what I was able to gather from a few different sources (a neighbor who lives near the house in question, the news reporter trying to give her report to the camera, and a cop on […]

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