Informed Dissent

The myth of violent, liberal cities

It’s become an article of faith on the right that liberal cities are debauched and violent — a myth that is too often repeated by mainstream sources

By Jeffrey C. Billman

It’s funny how narratives work. After San Francisco voters recalled District Attorney Chesa Boudin, Washington Post columnist James Hohmann called the vote “the latest wake-up call for Democrats, who have lost the public’s trust on criminal justice and play down voter anxieties about crime at their peril.” New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait, who imagines himself a sensible progressive amid the left-wing rabble, wrote that Boudin “represents the long tail of a disastrously misconceived response by progressives to the problem of abusive and racist policing.”

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Everyone we saw marching in Detroit for reproductive rights after 'Roe v. Wade' was overturned on Friday

The Michigan Coalition for Reproductive Liberation held an emergency rally on Friday evening following a decision to overturn Roe v. Wade by the…

By Marc Klockow

Everyone we saw marching in Detroit for reproductive rights after 'Roe v. Wade' was overturned on Friday
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Everything we saw at the 2022 Juneteenth Family Reunion in Southfield

On June 19, people across the country celebrated Juneteenth, commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. That included the 4th annual Juneteenth…

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Metro Detroiters march for Palestine on 74th anniversary of Nakba

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By Marc Klockow

Metro Detroiters march for Palestine on 74th anniversary of Nakba
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Everyone we saw marching for reproductive rights in Detroit on Saturday

Detroiters took to the streets to march in support of abortion rights on Saturday, May 7, following the leak of a draft…

By Marc Klockow

Everyone we saw marching for reproductive rights in Detroit on Saturday
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