Opinion: Tools you can use when MLive won’t tell you why city councilmembers voted the way they did

In a recent piece, I presented a statistical analysis of some Ann Arbor's city council voting patterns. It was apparently received by some readers as an unwelcome challenge to what I think is a lazy world view. On that view, the Ann Arbor City Council is composed of two unanalyzable factions. Maybe the analysis done … Continue reading Opinion: Tools you can use when MLive won’t tell you why city councilmembers voted the way they did

Opinion: Michigan Daily’s reporting on councilmember’s remarks at a meeting doesn’t do the job the paper defined for itself

The Michigan Daily published a piece by Ben Rosenfeld early last week related to the arrest three months ago and subsequent conviction of sitting Ann Arbor councilmember Zachary Ackerman. He was charged initially for violating Michigan's so-called "super drunk driving" law, and was convicted of a reduced charge of operating while impaired. Here's a link to … Continue reading Opinion: Michigan Daily’s reporting on councilmember’s remarks at a meeting doesn’t do the job the paper defined for itself