Monthly Archives: February 2020

No ice on Lake Superior

A webcam maintained by Northern Michigan University, in Marquette, Michigan, shows scarcely any ice on Lake Superior — at the end of February, the most miserable time of the year. To help orient yourself, here’s a map showing the location … Continue reading

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You-read-it-here-first department, ctd

I speculated a few years ago that Trump et. al. might attack the press by attempting to financially exhaust news outlets. Last, Trump has signaled plainly that he intends to neuter the media, that reporting which doesn’t flatter him will … Continue reading

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Back in the ol’ hometown, ctd

Today, the last Impala rolls off the line at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant. Production of the Chevrolet Impala will cease Thursday after six decades, making the Impala yet another Detroit sedan to be laid to rest as buyers switch to … Continue reading

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An irritating reminder

As we all marvel at the inexhaustible enthusiasm of evangelicals for Donald Trump, it’s worthwhile to recall one of the most insidious of their teachings and to recognize that they’re persisting in things besides trying to kill-off the gains of … Continue reading

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Quote for the day

Back in May 2018, the former House speaker John Boehner declared: “There is no Republican Party. There’s a Trump party. The Republican Party is kind of taking a nap somewhere.” It’s actually not napping anymore. It’s dead. Tom Friedman, New … Continue reading

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