If you missed the headlines over the weekend… well, as usual, you didn’t miss much. To no-one’s real surprise, the threat of filibuster was only a threat, and Mitch and Chuck have arrived at a power-sharing agreement. Later today, the Senate will convene as a court rather than a deliberative body, and Senator Patrick Leahy — the President Pro Tem, by tradition the longest-serving member of the majority party in the Senate — is expected to preside over Donald Trump’s second impeachment.(more…)
This might look deadly boring at first glance, but hang on; there’s a twist at the end.
Detroit was once one of the great industrial centers of the United States, home to vast automobile factories and all the things that go to making that happen. Its location between two of the Great Lakes and at one of the few land connections between the United States and Canada make it one of the great commercial centers of the world. Or rather, it should be.
Instead, due to a century of mismanagement and pervasive organized crime, Detroit has become an object lesson to other cities as “what not to be”. It’s hardly (more…)