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Detroit goes to the dogs. Literally.

Posted by: Phineas on August 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Is this how it was for Constantinople in the 15th century, just before the fall? A once-great city rotting behind its walls, large swathes abandoned, shrunken in on itself? A place where dog packs now rule? As many as 50,000 stray dogs roam the streets and vacant homes of bankrupt Detroit, replacing residents, menacing humans who remain and […]


Social issues “don’t matter”? Like hell they don’t – here’s why

Posted by: ST on March 27, 2013 at 8:30 pm » 3 Comments

I Storified my Tweets on this issue from earlier this evening – let me know your thoughts. [View the story “Social issues \”don’t matter\”? Like hell they don’t – here’s why” on Storify]


Another reason to like Tim Scott

Posted by: Phineas on December 18, 2012 at 3:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Aside from the fact that the current representative and senator-designate from South Carolina has a good character, the right politics, and a clear-eyed view of our real problem, he worries all the right people: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People isn’t too excited about the appointment of Rep. Tim […]


Dissolve Detroit?

Posted by: Phineas on November 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The city that’s been the butt of “urban wasteland” jokes for as long as I can recall may finally be reaching the end, as a state senator proposes disincorporation: It would no doubt be controversial, but the idea of dissolving the fiscally struggling city of Detroit and absorbing it into Wayne County is being […]