Ranking Michigan’s 2017 Position Groups

Here's how the Wolverines' position groups stack up according to proven and potential talent (Note: This story originally appeared on the popular Michigan Wolverines sports site Maize n Brew) By Will Martin Our football fast is almost over, Wolverines fans. On Sep. 2, Michigan will take the field against the Florida Gators in Arlington, Texas, … Continue reading Ranking Michigan’s 2017 Position Groups


A strong family line

Michigan’s group of tight-knit defensive linemen demonstrate character and work ethic - on and off the field (Note: This story first appeared on Maize n Brew, the popular Michigan Wolverines sports site, in July 2017). Rashan Gary is a beast. To be precise, he’s a once-in-a-generation, freakishly athletic beast. Hovering near 300 lbs., Michigan’s sophomore defensive … Continue reading A strong family line

Portland: Liberal present, racist roots

Recent train attack points to white supremacist past, calling some to question the city's progressive credentials #Portland, Oregon, is a bastion of #Liberal politics and progressiveworldviews, tolerance resting at the center of the city's moral code. Many Americans were shocked, then, when Jeremy Christian stabbed and killed two men on a Portland-area train on May 27. Their offense? Intervening as Christian spewed … Continue reading Portland: Liberal present, racist roots

Terror strikes London Bridge

Van strikes multiple pedestrians; unconfirmed reports of gunfire and bodies surface in apparent terrorist attack (June 3, 2017) Local Police have closed the London Bridge after a van hit several pedestrians at the iconic landmark Saturday night. Witnesses told BBC that the van left the road and struck several people walking nearby. Witnesses also reported that armed authorities have arrived … Continue reading Terror strikes London Bridge

Genital mutilation: A case of religious freedom?

Lawyers to use religious defense in Detroit female genital mutilation case Where does Religious Freedom end and ritual abuse begin? A case in Detroit might soon decide where federal law draws the line. According to the Detroit Free Press, defense lawyers plan to argue that religious liberty protects the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in a case that has … Continue reading Genital mutilation: A case of religious freedom?

In the cage

With the NCAA Championships looming, a freshman goalie hopes to be the difference (Note: This story appeared originally on Maize n Brew, the Michigan Wolverines sports site on the SB Nation network, in 2017). Heidi Ritner has been harboring a lofty goal: she wants to play goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s Olympic water polo team. … Continue reading In the cage

Gender pay gap: Myth or simply misunderstood?

The Gender Pay Gap is among America’s most hotly disputed issues. And recent reports from sources as diverse as the New York Times and Harvard have only intensified the debate. Research studies, one due to be published this month and recently published by the National Bureau of Economic Research indicate that gender inequality and a pay gap exist in the U.S. … Continue reading Gender pay gap: Myth or simply misunderstood?