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  1. Mark Schauer joins the war on women

    It is richly ironic that Schauer so ardently embraced the nomination of a pro-life Supreme Court candidate at last weekend's state party convention.

  2. Mixed greeting awaits border kids

    The voices of Central American families living in Metro Detroit have been missing from the increasingly explosive conversation about immigration, especially involving the Central American minors, in part because of language barriers and their fear of retribution.

  3. Editorial: End of federal oversight affirms progress

    There's been no better sign of the progress Detroit is making toward becoming a fully functional city than the Police Department's release this week from more than a decade of federal oversight.

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

    Energy freedom good for consumers

    Should residents and businesses be allowed to generate energy and get a fair price for power they produce? Of course they should. That's why we introduced a package of legislation called energy freedom.

  4. As an investment, toilet paper is as good as gold

    If you think that real estate or oil wells are the best tax shelters, guess again.

  5. Poverty cannot excuse failure

    While students were on summer break, America got a lesson on education.

  6. The case for drug discounts

    It is truly disappointing to see Howard Dean carrying the water for the pharmaceutical industry in his August 6op-ed, '

  7. Livonia: The rest of the story on Hinoki school

    Dan Quisenberry, president of the Michigan Association of Public School Academies, wrote a column about Livonia Public Schools and the Hinoki International School (August 25, 'Livonia vs. Hinoki school').

  8. Editorial: At Detroit Fire Department, base promotions solely on merit

    The Detroit Fire Department is taking a big step forward in proposing new criteria for promotions.

  9. The suburbs are arming to the teeth

    If the federal government has free military equipment to give away, it would seem logical to give more of it to counties with high crime rates and scarce resources. Unfortunately this is, by and large, not the case.

  10. ISIS calls for a global solution

    Sometimes, amid the heated political debate about what should done by the U.S. government in world affairs, a proposal cuts through the TV babble of the supposed experts with a clear, useful suggestion.

  11. Defeat ISIS by letting Syria loose

    Obama administration officials proclaim that the Islamic State's isolated experiment in 7th century Islam to pose a dire threat to America.

  12. Michigan's great teachers deserve great praise

    Many of us can recall a great teacher who influenced and inspired us and to whom we owe a debt of gratitude for their interest in our education and the knowledge they instilled in us.

  13. Editorial: Late school start doesn't help kids

    If you have out-of-state friends with children or pay attention to national media, you've probably caught on that 'back to school' has already happened in most states. But not for another week for most Michigan public schools.

  14. Getting women a seat at the political table

    Today is Women's Equality Day, a day to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment.

  15. After Ferguson's fires, go and vote next time

    Televised scenes of fires and looters ravaging storefront buildings in Ferguson, Missouri brought flashbacks in my memory to other urban riots a half-century ...

  16. Should America lead on climate change?

    President Obama is pretty much acting as a one-man wrecking crew when it comes to breaking the impasse on actions geared towards mitigating climate change. ...

  17. The price of being frontrunner

    The 2016 presidential preseason still has a few months left — for every candidate but Hillary Rodham Clinton.

  18. Epidemics and the global village

    The agitating Ebola emergency has captured headlines. There are some who undoubtedly assume that this kind of epidemic is unusual.

  19. Add some bite to dog control laws

    That could change if the Legislature approves a bill sponsored by Rep. Sean McCann, D-Kalamazoo.

  20. Stopping ISIS, the worst people on Earth

    Baghdad called President Barack Obama's bluff and he came through. He had refused to provide air support to Iraqi government forces until the Iraqis got rid of ...

  21. Livonia vs. the Hinoki school

    After just three years, the Hinoki International School in Livonia was showing every sign of becoming a charter school success story.

  22. When journalists go in harm's way

    The tragic murder of American journalist James Foley this week by ISIS militants may result in the misconception that freelancers like him go in harm's way ...

  23. Will Snyder find votes in Detroit?

    A Republican governor hunting for votes in Detroit might as well wear a blindfold. The city is so loyally Democratic that 60 percent of voters just walk into ...

  24. Editorial: Cities should avoid militarizing police

    The events in Ferguson, Missouri, the past two weeks have raised questions about the use of force by police, as well as the proliferation of military-grade ...

  25. Readers talk school choice, charter schools

    Re: The Detroit News' August 20 Editorial, 'Who should run Detroit's schools?'

  26. Saturday Shorts: Good end to Grosse Pointe barrier

    Detroit and Grosse Pointe Park have reached a good resolution to the barrier the suburb erected on its border to Detroit.

  27. Other writers, on black on black crime, Congress and race relations

    The shooting of Michael Brown and its aftermath have renewed an old question: Why does the black community raise a ruckus when a white person kills a black ...

  28. In defense of public defenders

    What is called 'the' 1964 Civil Rights Act is justly celebrated for outlawing racial and other discrimination in employment, 'public accommodations' and ...

  29. Giving thanks to those who give back

    Welcome to my annual Thanksgiving column.

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