Thursday, April 26, 2012

Poet in the Warzone-Afghanistan 2012 M.L. Liebler Rides the Kabul Beat

Posted By on Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 8:49 AM

I just finished a conference call with The US State Department in preparation of my departure to Afghanistan next Thursday evening. They informed me of some of the type of programs I can expect to be doing while I am in country. It looks like I will visit a couple...

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Romney and the Nugent: 'How cool is that?!"

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 7:08 PM

When Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen correctly pointed out last week that Ann Romney wasn’t exactly well qualified to be bolstering Mitt’s approval rating among women by speaking to the economic struggles they face, reaction from the Romney campaign was swift and the right-wing echo chamber went wild. All because Rosen...

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MT takes 9 honors in area SPJ competition

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Metro Times took seven awards, two of them for first place, plus two honorable mentions in the annual awards competition of the Detroit Chapter Society of Professional Journalists announced Wednesday night. The awards were in the Class A print competition for daily papers of 100,000 circulation or more plus magazines...

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Occupy your mind!

Posted By on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Following up an a similar event held last December, an Occupy Detroit teach-in will be held at Wayne State University. Thursday, April 19. The event kicks off with a 12:30 p.m. screening of the doc Inside Job. Afterward, University of Michigan philosopher and economist Frank Thompson will lead a discussion...

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Upbeat Snyder touts deal on city finances

Posted By on Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 4:19 PM

With the Detroit City Council’s 5-4 approval of a “financial stability agreement” with the state on Wednesday, Gov. Rick Snyder told reporters today that it is time to focus on the positive aspects of the deal. Flanked by state Treasurer Andy Dillon and Harvey Hollins III, director of the state’s...

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Bid to put legalizing pot on city ballot wins another round

Posted By on Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Detroiters edged closer Monday to a vote on legalizing marijuana use. The Michigan Court of Appeals denied the City of Detroit’s motion to reconsider its previous ruling requiring a local legalization measure be placed on the ballot. The decision comes two years after the Coalition for a Safer Detroit, headed...

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