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JC III pulled knife on mom; mom pulled pistol on him

John Conyers III is no stranger to police reports of his knife-wielding. Sixteen years before the recent episode in which the elder son of former U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. reportedly injured his girl friend in a fight involving a … Continue reading

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Conyers and Free Press amnesia

By Joel Thurtell On November 22, 2017, the Detroit Free Press demanded that U.S. Rep John Conyers resign because of allegations of sexual misconduct and a possibly illegal payoff to the woman who complained. That date — November 22 — … Continue reading

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Will Dems smell Conyers’ stink?

By Joel Thurtell Suddenly, Democrats are embarrassed that the longest serving member of their caucus and of the US House of Representatives, Democrat John Conyers, is the latest high profile male to be caught in a sexual harassment scandal. What’s … Continue reading

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Lethal Greenfield

By Joel Thurtell A main — if not the only — purpose of a museum should be to teach us about the past. But Greenfield Village and The Henry Ford have missed a golden opportunity to teach about about industrial … Continue reading

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I BEAT OHIO STATE!

By Joel Thurtell The 80-year-old old guy with the shock of white hair wore a fading maize and blue University of Michigan t-shirt, but this old man was not just any Michigan fan. Nor was it just any UM t-shirt. … Continue reading

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Morounopoly

Originally published here on February 1, 2012 By Joel Thurtell The answer: MOROUNOPOLY. The question: How do you spell Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority? According to Gongwer News Service, Gov. Rick Snyder might use the port authority to bypass the Legislature … Continue reading

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Here it is: Matty’s Master Concession Agreement

By Joel Thurtell A friend asked me to send him a copy of the nefarious┬áMaster Concession Agreement that sold control of the Detroit-Wayne County Port Authority to billionaire Manuel “Matty” Moroun for a pittance. He wrote that he believed that … Continue reading

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Flint’s man-made water crisis: where are the watchdogs?

By Joel Thurtell What a disaster the Flint water crisis has become. There was no need for tens of thousands of people to lose their publicly-provided source of clean drinking and bathing water. But government stupidity, folly, dishonesty made it … Continue reading

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Calling Schuette’s shots

By Joel Thurtell I complimented Free Press reporter Joe Guillen for dogging the billionaire Matty Moroun and his brazen takeover of the Detroit-Wayne County Port Authority. I was glad to see the Free Press report Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s … Continue reading

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Good job, Free Press — keep the heat on Matty!

By Joel Thurtell The Detroit Free Press reports that Michigan Attorney General William Schuette, without explanation, has declined to review the deal that gave billionaire Manuel “Matty” Moroun control of the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority. That is disgusting. Kudos to … Continue reading

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