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Piraro on comparative brain sizes

Where we get our laws

I just got the coolest Christmas card - from Elizabeth Warren!

Write A House Is Giving Writers Free Homes In Detroit

What to do with empty houses, blighted neighborhoods and poor people ...


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/19/write-a-house-detroit_n_4474976.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

Think of it as a writers-in-residence program ... one that never has to end. A new Detroit nonprofit called Write A House has figured out something to do with Detroit's thousands and thousands of vacant and blighted homes -- fix them up and give them to writers.

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The organization purchased three homes in need of repairs in a neighborhood located north of Hamtramck, a highly diverse enclave surrounded by the city of Detroit. Down the street is the Powerhouse Project, whose artist-run neighborhood organization has been regularly documented in national magazines like Juxtapoz.

Write A House is currently hoping to raise $25,000 on crowdfunding site Indiegogo to restore Peach House, the first future home for a Detroit writer. Young Detroit Builders, which teaches contracting skills to young people in the city, will help get the houses back into shape.

Write A House's director said their organization is registered as a non-profit in the state of Michigan, but their 501(c)3 status is pending. Donations collected through their crowdfunding campaign go directly to Young Detroit Builders, a registered 501(c)3.

Had Jesus been born in America ...

There's going to be some 'splaining to do.

Royko on why it's harder to be a liberal than a conservative

A politician tells the truth, but only DU members hear it.

Civil rights leader and educator Lauri Wynn remembered as trailblazer

http://www.jsonline.com/news/obituaries/civil-rights-leader-and-educator-lauri-wynn-remembered-as-trailblazer-b99169204z1-236942081.html

A longtime civil rights activist, union leader and teacher, Wynn died Wednesday at Froedtert Hospital of complications of breast cancer. She was 83.

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Wynn taught in Milwaukee Public Schools and became the first African-American to become president of the state's largest teachers union, Wisconsin Education Association Council, in 1973. She became active in school desegregation efforts after arriving in Milwaukee from Chicago on the first day of school in 1965 at the beginning of the MPS school boycott.

Wynn developed a financial lobbying strategy to help with the desegregation effort, said her daughter, Hillary Wynn. "Education was her No. 1 focus, and when she became a teacher her focus of activism was in making education fair," she said.

"She said separate but equal couldn't work. She felt very strong about standards and seeing students succeed."

Scott Walker's getting punked



http://www.walker2014.com/

TOGETHER, WITH THE HELP OF THE KOCH BROTHERS
AND OTHER NATIONAL, OUTSIDE INTEREST GROUPS,
WE'LL MOVE WISCONSIN BACKWARDS AND
CREATE A PERFECT STATE FOR BUSINESSES
THAT NEED A LOW EDUCATED,
LOW WAGE WORKFORCE!





NO! to background checks for guns sold at gun shows in Wisconsin. (est. 40% of all sales.)

YES! to doctors - being forced to perform an unwanted ultrasound.

YES! to protecting religious beliefs (as long as they conform to those of Representative Andre Jacque (R-DePere).

YES! to selling prisons, highways, heating plants and university dormitories. (without a public bidding process.)

YES! to vouchers for unregulated charter schools. Taxpayer money with no taxpayer oversight.

YES! to public subsidizing of private schools with tax deductions. ($30 million annual cost to Wisconsin per Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.)

YES! to running for President while trying to govern Wisconsin.

YES! to loyalty by offering well paying State jobs to inexperienced, but loyal, minions.

YES! to out-of-state special interest groups and PACs - they give us buckets full of money.

YES! to keeping BIG Government out of the private lives of Wisconsin citizens*.

*Women excluded.


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