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Keith Owens (AKA Black Liberal Boomer) is a Detroit-based writer who has worked for The Detroit Free Press, Detroit’s alternative newsweekly the Metro Times, the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, and other newspapers. He was also a nationally syndicated columnist with Universal Press Syndicate for three years beginning in 1993.

Won’t Get Fooled Again: Rick Snyder Won’t Con Michigan Twice With “Moderate Nerd” Persona

Won’t Get Fooled Again: Rick Snyder Won’t Con Michigan Twice With “Moderate Nerd” Persona

If the person who you elected to represent you only listens to you when you are saying what he wants to hear, then perhaps it's time to choose someone else…

So How’s That Privatization Thing Working, Republicans?

So How’s That Privatization Thing Working, Republicans?

Ever since Gov. Snyder decided last year to save the taxpayers some money by privatizing the food delivery system in Michigan's Department of Corrections, it's been a domino effect of…

All Politics Is Local: Recent Situation With Colorado Board Of Education Proves Old Saying

All Politics Is Local: Recent Situation With Colorado Board Of Education Proves Old Saying

I think this may be a good time to reflect on a rather potent phrase that the late, great House Speaker Tip O'Neill used to say: "All politics is local."…

Democracy Returns To Detroit…Or Does It?

Democracy Returns To Detroit…Or Does It?

On Thursday evening, September 25, democracy was permitted to return to Detroit when City Council members voted unanimously to restore full power to the city's elected leaders.…

Gov. Rick Snyder Might Lose In Michigan? Not Exactly a Shocker

Gov. Rick Snyder Might Lose In Michigan? Not Exactly a Shocker

There are those who find themselves surprised that Democratic challenger Mark Schauer now finds himself with a slim lead over sitting Gov. Rick Snyder in the contest over who will…

Daddy Cruz, The Self-Appointed Educator-in-Chief For The American Negro

Daddy Cruz, The Self-Appointed Educator-in-Chief For The American Negro

Yep, I'd say the best way for Republicans to encourage more black folks to vote their way in November is to tell them how much they don't know about…

Ferguson Is Taking Us Back To The Future

Ferguson Is Taking Us Back To The Future

Far too many of the images that we have all seen countless times by now of the atrocity that took place - and continues to take place - in Ferguson,…

A Detroit Retrospective; Water Is Life – And Death – And Other Issues

A Detroit Retrospective; Water Is Life – And Death – And Other Issues

After the keynote by Senator Elizabeth Warren, many NN14 attendees prepared to join the over 1,000 protestors at the Detroit Water Rally held outside the Cobo Convention Center at noon.…

Netroots 2014, A Detroit Retrospective: MI GOP Governor Rick Snyder Could Lose To Democrat

Netroots 2014, A Detroit Retrospective: MI GOP Governor Rick Snyder Could Lose To Democrat

Saturday, July 19, Day Three of NN14 began with keynote speeches by Democratic candidate for governor of Michigan Mark Schauer, and Michigan Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow (who is not up…

When We Fight We Win! Detroit Wins Major Victory In Water Battle

When We Fight We Win! Detroit Wins Major Victory In Water Battle

It just goes to show you that sometimes when you fight for what's right, and you fight hard, then good things begin to happen. In Detroit, there is no…

Fractured Republicans Working Harder For Hillary 2016 Than Democrats

Fractured Republicans Working Harder For Hillary 2016 Than Democrats

If Republicans keep this up, Democrats won't have to work hard to elect Hillary Clinton in 2016. …

Dems Better Say It Loud; We Support Obamacare And We’re Proud

Dems Better Say It Loud; We Support Obamacare And We’re Proud

Obamacare is a winner for Democrats. It's the biggest winner any true Democrat campaigning for office in 2014 could possibly hope for.…

Same-Sex Marriage Delayed In Michigan. But It’s Coming

Same-Sex Marriage Delayed In Michigan. But It’s Coming

How can a couple be both legally married and yet legally denied the benefits that legally married folks are supposed to get?…

Arizona’s Anti-Gay Legislation Is Anti-Human Rights

Arizona’s Anti-Gay Legislation Is Anti-Human Rights

No state should have the ability to even present such legislation, and no governor should be given the opportunity to give such offensive legislation any consideration whatsoever.…

Why Cory Booker (Thinks He) Knows Better Than Obama Regarding Iran Deal

Why Cory Booker (Thinks He) Knows Better Than Obama Regarding Iran Deal

Certainly there are those who have admired Sen. Cory Booker from afar who are now somewhat flummoxed at his decision not to support President Barack Obama's historic deal with Iran.…

History Be Damned. Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Says Jesus Was White

History Be Damned. Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Says Jesus Was White

Fox News' Megyn Kelly pointed out that not only is Santa Claus white, but that Jesus was too. Apparently, she is unaware of where Jesus came from or what the…

Nelson Mandela Showed the World What It Takes to Forgive and Move Forward

Nelson Mandela Showed the World What It Takes to Forgive and Move Forward

If there was ever a man who had justifiable reason to hate, it was Nelson Mandela. He chose not to hate. …

Detroit Bankruptcy Inevitable; The Road Taken To Bankruptcy Inexcusable

Detroit Bankruptcy Inevitable; The Road Taken To Bankruptcy Inexcusable

It's hardly a surprise that U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes declared on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2013, that Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy. …

Obamacare Website Woes Amplified By Active Republican Hatred

Obamacare Website Woes Amplified By Active Republican Hatred

In case you hadn't already heard, it appears that some of the problems with the Obamacare website aren't exactly due to that incompetence thing that Bob Woodward likes to pin…

Beware the Bitter Bumpkins of North Colorado

Beware the Bitter Bumpkins of North Colorado

If the story of five Colorado counties located on the northern edge of the state that actually voted to secede from Colorado wasn't so pathetic it might actually qualify as…

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