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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: D’Real Graham

A few weeks ago, longtime Ypsilanti resident D’Real Graham left town for Washington, DC, where he’ll soon be restarting his college career. Before leaving, D’Real and I had the occasion to exchange a few emails about his memories of growing up here, how he’d seen the city change over his lifetime, and his plans for […]

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The “alternate facts” of the Trump White House and the nature of truth in post-Trump America

On Friday, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. According to scientists that have studied the crowd photos, approximately 160,000 people were in attendance, or less than one-tenth of the 1.8 million people who showed up to witness Obama’s inauguration in 2009. President Trump, however, has suggested that the […]

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The Ayn Rand Academy …free markets, wet pants, and the launch of the most pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstrappiest charter school in America

I occasionally get awesome ideas that, because I have a soul, I can’t act on. And I had one of those ideas just now, as I was sitting here, reading about a third grade teacher in Vancouver, Washington who just recently instituted a pay-to-potty scheme with disastrous consequences. The information at this point is scant, […]

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Kucinich likely to lose Congressional seat in redistricting

Everyone else might have already been aware of this, but I just found out that Dennis Kucinich is likely going to be losing his seat in Congress thanks to redistricting in Ohio. It’s amazing to me how the most progressive members of Congress are being picked off one by one thanks to the efforts of […]

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