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Fear and Greed Are Privatizing the Public Good

Watching the Privatization of Public Goods By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG – I ran across two interesting articles this weekend deserving separate attention because they explain what is taking place in Muncie and the United States. The first article titled the “The Soil of American Decline” is very insightful for the general public. I’ve been writing […]

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Community Government

Tuhey Pool Mismanagement

By: Todd Smekens March 30, 2017 Muncie, IN – A friend came up to me this past Sunday night to tell me he was sorry to hear that my case fell apart against the actors involved in Tuhey Pool. He went on to ask if I would be starting a GoFundMe account to raise money […]

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Culture Government

Globalization Is Not the Problem

Trumpism Isn’t The Solution for the Rust Belt By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG – My immediate goal at Muncie Voice back in 2011 was to hold our local press accountable for yellow journalism (muckraking). Researching globalization and learning about neoliberalism was not even on the radar, but one thing led to another. They are […]

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Culture Government

2016 Presidential Election Was a Grand Production

Muncie, IN  – In the future, historians will look back on the 2016 presidential election and say, “That must have been one of the worst years to be an American.”, or “The 2016 presidential election was the beginning of the end for American democracy.” Actually, there are many people nationally already saying it for historians. […]

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Reformation of the University Village

Great article this past week from Rick Yencer with the Muncie Free Press regarding the “deconstruction” at the University Village. Actually, he properly gave credit to Sarah Flores, a BSU student for coining the term. However, deconstruction is a philosophical theory of criticism that seeks to expose deep-seated contradictions in a work by delving below […]

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Tuhey Pool is More Than Swimming

Tuhey Pool is More Than Swimming Tuhey Pool has been the sole community pool for decades, so you’d think with all the changes that have occurred in Muncie, that Tuhey would have lost its significance. Not even close. When an unfunded mandate came down from the federal government to upgrade the drains, and more repairs […]