Detroit 1967: Riot or rebellion?

By John Ruberry Last week the 50th anniversary of the five-day long Detroit Riot passed. Or uprising or rebellion, depending on who you speak with. I'm going with the first one, riot. It started after midnight on July 23, 1967 in the city's Virginia Park neighborhood when an illegal bar, known locally as a "blind … Continue reading Detroit 1967: Riot or rebellion?

I walked its streets: The tragedy of Detroit

By John Ruberry I spent most of last week slowly driving--to avoid potholes--and walking the streets of Detroit. Yes, I took in some time downtown, but most of my travels were in the forsaken neighborhoods far from the casinos and the sports stadiums. When Detroit celebrated its 250th anniversary in 1951--it enjoyed the highest standard of … Continue reading I walked its streets: The tragedy of Detroit

TPM & Washington Monthly Selective Outrage. Blondes vs Bodies

Mr. Howell: Young man are you accusing a Howell of cheating? I'll have you know I'm far too wealthy. Spy Gilligan: To cheat? Mr. Howell: No, to be accused! Gilligan's Island Gilligan vs Gilligan 1966 Talking Points memo is breathlessly reporting the following statement from Ann Coulter The quote that caused them to embed this … Continue reading TPM & Washington Monthly Selective Outrage. Blondes vs Bodies