Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
Michigan is the first industrial swing state to hold its presidential caucuses, giving it a pivotal role in helping determine which of the Democrats will be the party's nominee.
...Malek Towghi, a former Michigan State University humanities assistant professor who moved to East Lansing from Iran more than 25 years ago, went to two Meetups this past week: Dean's and Kucinich's, also at the Hannah Community Center.
Towghi said he'd wrestled with his decision over whether to back Kucinich or Dean, and ended up voting for Kucinich, despite concerns about the congressman's low showing in the polls.
"Morally, I thought I'd be guilty if I didn't vote for the best person," said Towghi, 69. He added that he could live with Dean getting the nomination, but isn't interested in the seven others in the race.