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  1. 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.

    • 4:41 PM, Jul. 21, 2014
    • EDITORIALS

    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 Snyder.

    • 4:39 PM, Jul. 21, 2014
    • EDITORIALS

    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. Constitution out loud in front of three men in the county courthouse.

    • 4:41 PM, Jul. 21, 2014
    • EDITORIALS

    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 '

  2. 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 increase by at least $850 million annually.

  3. 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 Warren').

  4. Return to sensible fireworks regulations

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

    • 4:30 PM, Jul. 18, 2014
    • EDITORIALS

    '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.

    • 4:29 PM, Jul. 18, 2014
    • EDITORIALS

    When GOP comes to Cleveland

    The Republicans have made a choice, and it's the last easy one they will have for the next 23 months. They will hold their national political convention in Cleveland.

  5. Mass water shutoffs immoral

    Nolan Finley's July 17 column, 'There is no right to free water,' misrepresents a number of issues in the argument about water shutoffs and deserves response from a moral point of view.

  6. Editorial: Auction helps Detroit shed properties

    Mayor Mike Duggan made reversing the tide of Detroit's waning population a selling point in his mayoral campaign. He seems to have come up with the right strategy to begin reaching that goal.

    • 11:06 PM, Jul. 19, 2014
    • EDITORIALS

    Parts are not parts, after all

    Society has for too long relied on genitalia to assume maleness and femaleness. Donít do it, my Netroots comrades caution. Gender is not about what does or doesnít dangle.

  7. Metro Detroit's water war

    Re: Nolan Finley's July 17 column, 'There is no right to free water': Pay your bills people. It's that simple. As the article suggests and most of know to be true, people have cell phones, TV service and other 'wants' and seem to pay for them just fine.

  8. Balance policing, privacy

    New legislation that would put controls on the use of high-tech surveillance equipment by law enforcement has been introduced in the Legislature.

  9. Editorial Quick Hits: Theirs

    Fareed Zakaria in The Washington Post: The world seems very messy these days, which might be an occasion to examine the broad forces producing the turmoil. But ...

    • 4:29 PM, Jul. 18, 2014
    • EDITORIALS

    Moral clarity in Gaza

    Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing.

    • 4:16 PM, Jul. 18, 2014
    • EDITORIALS

    A great summer of golf and giving back

    The 2014 Marathon Classic, presented by Owens Corning & O-I, is underway through Sunday at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio.

  10. Vote Yes on SMART millage, reluctantly

    As frustrated as we've been with the inability of Metro Detroit to put together an integrated bus system, we are recommending a 'yes' on SMART's request to ...

  11. Prop 1 would hurt Warren

    Our city assessor indicates that Proposal 1 would rob Warren of at least $400,000 in revenue from our city each year. Over a 10-year period, that would amount ...

    • 3:07 PM, Jul. 17, 2014
    • EDITORIALS

    In Israel, who defines what is 'proportionate'?

    'Look, when militants in Gaza fire rockets at Israel, then Israel has a right to respond, but with some proportionality.'

    • 2:51 PM, Jul. 17, 2014
    • EDITORIALS

    Water debate jumps the shark

    No one ever thought Judge Steven Rhodes would have an easy job wading through the minefield of creditor issues involved in Detroit's bankruptcy filing, but ...

  12. Obamacare's future less dire than touted

    In a July 2 op-ed, University of Minnesota economist Stephen Parente painted a grim picture for future premium increases in the Affordable Care Act both ...

  13. Pot dispensary bill lacks teeth

    Two bills are being considered by the state Senate Committee on Government Operations. They both are backed by excellent intentions and their concepts are ...

    • 11:06 PM, Jul. 16, 2014
    • EDITORIALS

    There is no right to free water

    Water is not a human right. It's a human need. Ever since Adam and Eve got booted out of Eden, people have devoted most of their energy and labor to meeting ...

  14. Burning issues with medical pot

    In 2008, Wayne County voters helped legalize medical marijuana in Michigan by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. But, more than five years later, the county has among the ...

  15. Failed progressivism no answer for Detroit

    The good news is downtown will be bustling with 3,000 additional visitors, and there will be stimulating debate on important issues.

    • 4:51 PM, Jul. 16, 2014
    • EDITORIALS

    New caliphate set to take root in Middle East

    An Iraqi fundamentalist leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has made international news by proclaiming a 'caliphate' and declaring himself 'caliph' in a territory ...

    • 4:41 PM, Jul. 16, 2014
    • EDITORIALS

    Life in a hospital under siege

    I am staying with my patients come hell or high water, as you Americans say. Doctors and nurses in New Orleans did the same when Katrina ravaged them.

    • 4:12 PM, Jul. 16, 2014
    • EDITORIALS

    The case for universal paid leave

    As a business person, there is one economics lesson I learn over and over again:

    • 4:51 PM, Jul. 16, 2014
    • EDITORIALS

    Let's build America's highway to success

    Once again, Congress needs to act ó this time to renew the Highway Trust Fund, created back in 1956 to help construct and fund our nation's roadways, bridges, ...

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