Mike Duggan will meet again with Kevyn Orr today to define what responsibilities he will have when he assumes the Detroit mayor's office on Jan. 1.
Count the Detroit pension funds as the latest institutions considered so large and vital they can't be allowed to bear the burden of their own risky behavior.
Looking for the truth at the bottom of Detroit's bankruptcy? Hard to find words much truer than these from Kevyn Orr: 'There's just no money.'
Even with its elected policymakers temporarily stripped of most of their powers, leadership still matters in Detroit.
Obamacare is the biggest assault ever on the middle class. If not radically altered or repealed, it will diminish lifestyles and increase the financial struggles of average individuals and families.
Mike Duggan got voters excited about his turnaround wizardry during the mayoral campaign. Now he's working to make sure that excitement doesn't turn into unrealistic expectations.
The divide around here once was between Detroit and the suburbs. Now, in the words of race warrior Shirley Stancato, it's becoming between 'downtown and those other people.'
Hollywood has shifted public opinion on gay marriage, shattered most sexual taboos and marginalized Christians, conservatives and carbon.
Mike Duggan's election as mayor of Detroit likely will also make him the defacto head of the state Democratic Party, which has been looking for a boss since Duggan's old boss, Ed McNamara, departed.
Damon Keith is the only person who can call me Bubba without the risk of raising my temper.
Eighteen months ago, as Mike Duggan was weighing his mayoral ambitions, I wrote a column asking, 'Will Detroit elect a white mayor?'
Suddenly the White House press corps has shifted from celebrating the self-destruction of the Republican Party to examining the unraveling of Barack Obama's presidency.
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Prior to becoming Editorial Page Editor, Finley was the newspaper's Deputy Managing Editor, directing the newsroom.
Previously, he served as Business Editor, and in various editing positions on the city, state and metro desks. He was also a reporter, covering Detroit City Hall during the Coleman Young administration.
Finley has been with the newspaper since 1976, starting as a copy boy in the newsroom while a student at Wayne State University. He is a graduate of both Schoolcraft College in Livonia and Wayne State, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in journalism. In 2001, Schoolcraft named him its outstanding alumni.
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