Adrian Montgomery

Revenge of the Next-Wave Nerds

Five hundred young folks in thick glasses, suspenders, and pocket protectors took to the streets of Detroit Friday to protest Michigan Governor Rick Snyder—kicking off AFSCME's national conference of organizers 35 and under.

Open Season on Old People

Outside the McNamara Federal Building in Detroit, a group of angry people stood together to let Senator Carl Levin know he better not vote for the real death panels: cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

A Few Thanks, as We Try to Ride Out the Storm

When the House decided before Thanksgiving not to extend unemployment benefits, anxiety set upon my family. My husband will reach his 99 weeks at the end of December, with no job prospects in sight. This is brewing up to be the perfect disaster—and my family and I are trying to survive the storm.