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  1. For Wayne County Commission

    The News has only endorsed Wayne County Commission candidates in Aug. 5 primary races that are contested. Where uncontested, we withhold endorsing.

  2. Resume flights to Israel

    Airlines are beginning to resume service to Ben Gurion Airport, after the Federal Aviation Authority lifted its ban on flights to Israel's largest airport.

    • 5:27 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • OPINIONS + EDITORIAL
    • Editorials

    Lawmakers must address juvenile sentencing

    We were two of more than 100 former prosecutors, judges, state bar presidents, along with former Gov. William Milliken, who joined a friend of the court brief urging the Michigan Supreme Court to apply a U.S.

  3. Michigan and the Halbig case

    This week, a federal court accepted Attorney General Bill Schuette's argument that hundreds of thousands of Michigan families are ineligible for federal tax credits to purchase health insurance.

  4. Michigan Medicaid reform: Putting patients and taxpayers in control

    Michigan Medicaid reform: Putting patients and taxpayers in control

  5. The perils of mixing politics, business

    When I was a small child, one of the most dramatic and effective business boycotts in the history of America occurred. This was the Montgomery bus boycott.

  6. Welcome to Dysfunction Junction

    Just as Detroit was starting to gain some positive traction for its image, it walked off the dock by bungling an overdue attempt to end the city's pay-if-you-want culture.

  7. Power of incumbency difficult to overcome

    Washington Congress is wildly unpopular. In fact, two-thirds of Americans want their House member booted. And the tea party is dogging longtime Republican lawmakers. So incumbents are sweating out this year's election, right?

  8. High spending, low turnouts mark primaries

    The midterm election primary season is drawing record-low voter turnout in some states, a sign perhaps, of widespread apathy in both parties ahead of November's elections.

  9. Bringing Shakespeare to Detroit's renaissance

    'It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves' is one of my favorite lines from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. It's a line that I use as an affirmation to myself everyday as I aspire to create a theater company here in my hometown, Detroit.

  10. Editorial: Pipeline is an energy reality

    Some residents in several north Oakland County townships are concerned about a proposed natural gas pipeline through their area. They are worried about disruptions from construction and don't feel they have enough say in the project.

  11. For the Macomb County Commission

    The county needs leaders who will make tough decisions to keep those priorities in balance. Voters in the Aug. 5 primary should look for candidates with strong financial skills and management experience.

  12. Why are campus bosses making so much money?

    Americans committed to better living for bosses can take heart at the fact that college and university administrators — unlike their faculty (increasingly reduced to rootless and benefitless adjuncts) and students (saddled with ever more debt) — are thriv

  13. History blames LBJ for Vietnam

    President Lyndon B. Johnson has received justifiable praise this year on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. But there was another ...

  14. Michigan's Prop 1 is good reform

    There is an understandable amount of confusion over Proposition 1 on the Aug.

  15. Editorial: Michigan welcomes foreign investments

    Michigan has strong working relationships with several foreign countries — Italy, Germany and Mexico among them — because of the strength of its automobile ...

  16. Labor Voices: Charter schools fail the test of time

    Some 20 years ago, Michigan enacted legislation creating charter schools, with the goal of creating innovative educational opportunities for Michigan students. ...

  17. In Marshall, lessons from an oil spill

    July 26, 2010, is a day that no one at Enbridge will ever forget. On that day, nearly four years ago, our pipeline failed near Marshall, Michigan.

  18. Calling water a 'human right' doesn't wash

    According to the luminaries at the United Nations, water is a basic human right. Let's talk about the whole idea of 'rights' and how one would actually apply ...

  19. Protecting intellectual property

    The number of venture capital firms in the state has grown 44 percent since 2009, according to a survey released earlier this month. That's more than seven ...

  20. Clearing the air on Oakley

    As a longtime Oakley resident and village president pro tem, I'd like to respond to The Detroit News' July 8 article, 'Village, reserve cops find mutual gains.'

  21. Bold arena development could transform Detroit

    Nothing this exciting has ever been offered for Detroit, at least nothing with as much potential of actually getting built.

  22. The GOP's minimum wage class war

    A hike in the minimum wage has been marched for by activists, supported by President Barack Obama, passed by the Michigan Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick ...

  23. Vote fraud myths meet voting rights reality

    Before she was allowed to register and vote for the first time in Franklin County, N.C., Rosanell Eaton had to read the entire preamble to the U.S. ...

  24. Washington, it's time to talk to North Korea

    North Korea has imprisoned one American since 2012 and announced its intention to try two other U.S. citizens recently arrested for '

  25. This summer, Buy Nearby

    Research shows that if Michigan residents switched just one in 10 purchases from out-of-state merchants to nearby retailers, Michigan retail sales would ...

  26. Prop 1 won't cost communities

    A commitment to the facts compels me to respond to Warren Mayor Jim Fouts' July 18 column regarding Proposition 1 on the Aug. 5 ballot ('Prop 1 would hurt ...

  27. Return to sensible fireworks regulations

    Michigan's easing of bans on larger fireworks has been an assault on neighborhood peace

  28. 'Undocumented' hypocrisy and the drug war

    I wrote this on a Sunday, when people who spent the week shouting at busloads of refugee children sit in their churches, praising Jesus for his great mercies.

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