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  1. Vote no on Wayne school proposal

    Residents across Wayne County are being asked to approve a 2-mill tax increase for schools countywide. The measure on the Aug. 5 ballot would translate into an additional $379 per-student for six years, and schools could use the money however they'd like.

  2. America's vacant presidency

    The president's demeanor is worrying a lot of people. From the immigration crisis on the Mexican border to the Islamic State rising in Mesopotamia, President Barack Obama seems totally detached.

  3. Eliminate personal property tax, make Michigan more competitive

    I hear it in every state the Detroit Regional Chamber travels to: 'Get rid of the personal property tax — then let's talk.' That's the reaction from potential investors across the country as they consider moving their operations and jobs to Michigan.

  4. Injustice the enemy in Gaza

    In addition to the many international crises, the Middle East, the center of the Abraham family, is on fire while two of the Abrahamic faith traditions are being hijacked.

  5. To change culture, change faces

    Wayne County has switched leaders before without changing course. If county residents want change, they'll have to break their habit of voting for familiar names.

  6. Don't overreact to recalls

    General Motors Corp. issued yet another recall last week — more than 800,000 vehicles worldwide, including 718,000 in the United States.

  7. The great Detroit water debate continues

    Re: Dan Calabrese's July 23 column,

  8. Raises done right in Oakland

    Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is proposing a general 3 percent increase in employee salaries for fiscal 2015.

  9. Metro Detroit has a plethora of talent

    Outta' My Mind on a Saturday Moanin''

  10. Why incumbents keep winning

    It's no news that Congress is unpopular.

  11. Other writers, on the death penalty, gridlock, and the Constitution

    Lauren Galik in Reason: Another state, another botched execution carried out with secret new drugs. This time: Arizona, where convicted murderer Joseph Randolph Wood gasped and snorted for more than 90 minutes after his execution began.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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 ...

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

    Michigan Medicaid reform: Putting patients and taxpayers in control

  16. 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.

  17. 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- ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Michigan's Prop 1 is good reform

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

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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. ...

  28. 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.

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