As we now know for certain, a weak American president makes the world a more dangerous place.
Ask Americans if they want a bigger, more expansive and expensive government, and you'll hear a resounding 'No!'
Civil libertarians have long called on the government to stay out of our bedrooms. Well, I want the government to stay out of my newsroom.
Even approaching 88 years old, even with a back that won't allow him to stand straight, even with a bad leg that keeps him in constant misery, the decision for John Dingell to let go wasn't easy.
The Obama administration continues to deny the risk that its Affordable Care Act will wreck the economy, even as it does everything it can to keep it from wrecking the Democratic Party in the fall elections.
Rarely in Detroit's history has it been blessed with so much bright, fresh talent eager to take on the revitalization of the city. Unfortunately, new Mayor Mike Duggan must not be seeing their resumes.
Timely resolution of Detroit's bankruptcy may hinge on whether Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr can convince the suburbs to buy what they suspect is a pig in a poke.
Money draws money. Nowhere is that truer than in politics, as perfectly illustrated by Michigan's U.S. Senate race.
The conversation about the $350 million state bailout of Detroit is proceeding as if it's a done deal. But there's still a lot of bargaining to be done before that money can be counted on.
Some things, I don't want to know: When the Grim Reaper will come, what my daughters did on prom night, or how many calories the Domino's guy is delivering. But a busy body government is insisting on making me feel guilty about my guilty pleasures.
Lots of things President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union speech made my hair curl. But nothing as much as his assertion that the rungs have fallen off the ladder to success in today's America.
Mainstream Michigan Republicans are taking aggressive steps to wrest their party from the extremists who would turn it into a narrow club of narrow thinkers.
One of the more curious commentaries on why Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders are backing a $350 million bailout of Detroit is that it's an election year, and they're buying votes.
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Nolan Finley is Editorial Page Editor of The Detroit News, a position he's held since May 1, 2000. He directs the expression of the newspaper's editorial position on various national and local issues, and also writes a column in the Sunday newspaper.
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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.
He is a native of Cumberland County, Ky.
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