Author: Rob Goodspeed

A Dollar a Day for the G.O.P?

The Michigan Republican Party has launched a “Dollar-a-Dayâ€? giving program. The membership page is great – it’s slightly more harsh than the party’s main website. It’s also educational – I never knew Katie Couric and Michael Jackson were part of the “Liberal Media.â€? I guess I’m not getting all the memos … In all seriousness, […]

Read more

Shut-ins in Japan

This is from a Post story today about Japan’s “nerd culture”: Yet some sociologists critical of the nerd culture here have linked it to the high incidence of severe behavioral problems among men under 40. Immersed in role-playing games and comic fantasy worlds, many have found real-life personal conflict difficult to cope with– one cause, […]

Read more

A2 ‘New West Side Association’ In the News

See the coverage on ArborUpdate of the group (which I posted about last week). The Daily story includes a mention of this website, and ArborUpdate.com (a community website I founded): After the proposed couch ban that the Old Forth Ward Association brought to the Ann Arbor city council last summer, many students began discussions on […]

Read more

The Colors of This Blog

I just posted a gallery in Flickr of screenshots of this website’s various designs. (Inspired by this set.) As a reminder, you can find anything on this blog with google here, or just type “site:goodspeedupdate.comâ€? after your google search. —–

Read more

Forty Years of Legal Contraceptives in the U.S.

Tomorrow – June 7 – is the 40th anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, the landmark Supreme Court case which legalized the use of contraceptives by married couples. Planned Parenthood has issued this statement commemorating the anniversary, noting that “… 40 years later, women still face unnecessary and often politically-motivated barriers to contraception …â€? The Supreme […]

Read more

Activists Resist New Highway in Indiana

For 15 years, farmer-led resistance has delayed the construction of Interstate 69, the NAFTA superhighway. Now, with the looming passage of the Free Trade Area of the Americas, the politicians and bureaucrats in Washington D.C. and the Indiana Department of Transportation are preparing to finally restart construction. We are calling for a summer of community […]

Read more