Author: Rob Goodspeed

Google Looks for A2 Real Estate

Via Murph on Arborupdate, the Detroit News reports Google is looking for space in Ann Arbor. 200,000 square feet of space for 1,000 jobs – in a state that badly needs them. Remember all the backlash in the last year against Richard Florida and his Cool Cities theory? According to the News: “Boston and Boulder, […]

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Academic Freedom Under Fire in New York

A man selected to be chair of the Sociology Department of Brooklyn College has withdrawn his name from consideration after there was a conservative media firestorm in New York over an online essay he authored. What were the controversial views he aired: was he anti-Semitic? Communist? Worse: he’s an athiest. … Besides, so what if […]

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Restoring Jesus in Ohio

A letter in the Plains Dealer: “To the Editor: A member of my church gave to me a copy of the Ohio Restoration Project. This project is led by so-called Christians who have a plan for Ohio. The project will target 2,000 pastors throughout the state to become “patriot pastors.? These patriot pastors will be […]

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The RIAA on Campus

Always good for a link, George sent me a link to this EFF white paper: Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today released a white paper exploring solutions. Entitled “When Push Comes to Shove: A Hype-Free Guide to Evaluating Technical Solutions to Copyright on Campus,? the paper examines the benefits and drawbacks of several systems designed to […]

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D.C. and Florida’s Cool Cities

I just read this interesting article printed in the Post in April about the D.C. economy. Here’s some excerpts, but read the article if you’re not familiar with D.C. or Florida: … The region has a balkanized social geography, reinforced by an inadequate transportation system, that minimizes the interaction between old and young, urban and […]

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Bolo Ties Off Limits at High School Graduation

There’s an interesting little scandal I found on the AP wire this afternoon brewing in Pomfret, Maryland an outer suburb located southeast of D.C. There, a student with Cherokee ancestory wore a bolo tie instead of a fabric one at his graduation ceremony, and school officials have withheld his diploma pending a meeting with the […]

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More Glover Park Politics

The squeaking brakes of the buses that run in my neighborhood have one resident irritated. He’s right: the brakes do squeak, and the inside of the buses smell of fumes and they are prone to mechanical errors. The solution, however, is not discontinuing service to the neighborhood, where there are lots of people why rely […]

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