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Michigan… come for the great lakes, stay for the corporate oligarchy

According to the Detroit News, our Governor’s secret education privatization task force, nicknamed the Skunk Works, was just the tip of the iceberg. Apparently, in spite of Snyder’s pledge to bring unprecedented transparency to Lansing, a great deal of the legislation coming out of the Capital these days seems to be the product of corporate […]

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Ypsilanti City Council candidates to address voters tomorrow night in the Kresge Building

On Thursday evening, several candidates running for Ypsilanti City Council will be participating in a “meet and greet” sponsored by the Jaycees. The event, which I was initially led to believe would be formal a debate, is set to take place at the Mix Marketplace (200 W. Michigan Avenue). It’s scheduled to run from 6:30 […]

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We need to come together the same way we did when we crushed SOPA, and pass the DISCLOSE Act on Monday

As of right now, it looks as though the DISCLOSE Act is set to go before the Senate for a cloture vote on Monday afternoon. If you haven’t done so already, I’d appreciate it if you would join me in signing the petition now. And, if you have the time, it would great if you […]

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The pressure on Fred Upton begins to swell on news of his joining the Deficit Reduction Super Committee

Yesterday, I mentioned that, as Michigan Congressman Fred Upton had been appointed one of the 12 members of the Congressional Deficit Reduction Super Committee, we, the people of Michigan, should do a better job of, 1) pushing him to acknowledge that tax increases, and not just budget cuts, are needed to bridge the nation’s growing […]

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Semiautomatic gunfire outside of Brandy’s Party Store on Michigan Avenue

Does anyone know what happened outside of Brandy’s Party Store yesterday, at about 7:30 PM? By way of Facebook, I know that a friend of mine was approximately 15 feet away when someone fired about 20 rounds from a moving vehicle, but that’s about it. I don’t know if any arrests were made, or if […]

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