Opinion: Pandemic tells painful story of inequality
Opinion: Michigan lags in a path forward for schools
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Education have yet to provide any public direction for the upcoming school year
by Beth DeShone | 1 day ago
Opinion: K-12 budget cuts should not hurt highest-need students
Disadvantaged students shouldn’t also have to shoulder the most severe losses.
by Christian Barnard and Aaron Smith | 1 day ago
Opinion: Dentists are ready to get back to their patients
Michigan dentists and the critical role they play on the health care continuum have largely been ignored throughout the pandemic
by Jeff Haddad | 1 day ago
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Letter: Child immunization must remain a priority despite COVID-19
Vaccinations are an important part of keeping our children safe, and the need for them does not diminish during a pandemic
by The Detroit News | 1 day ago
Opinion: This Memorial Day, let’s honor the fallen
The current situation gives us a tremendous opportunity, if it lets us settle our minds, and actually give Memorial Day its due, Warren writes
by Michael Warren | 2 days ago
Opinion: How to honor sacrifices of soldiers
Each sacrifice is not just in service to a strategic abstraction, but to something more profound, Meijer writes
by Peter Meijer | 2 days ago
Bankole: Reopening Detroit for business? Not so fast, mayor
"Reopening the city’s economy should not be guided by a business imperative, but rather by sound public health judgement."
by Bankole Thompson | 2 days ago
Opinion: Advocate for democracy this Memorial Day
We must ensure that military members serving overseas, and their families, can access their right to vote, Jocelyn Benson writes
by Jocelyn Benson | 2 days ago
Opinion: Let’s remember all who fight for us
Today, the poppy on the lapel may be replaced by the blue ribbon on the tree and in the bushes, and in the hair, and that's OK
by Paul W. Smith | 2 days ago
Opinion: No such thing as free college, governor
"The governor should look for direct solutions to boost Michigan’s economy and address the high costs of higher education, not add further costs"
by Charles N. Steele | 3 days ago
Editorial: Dam disaster enabled by government failures
State agencies should clearly understand that when the choice is between protecting human life or wildlife habitat, humans get the priority.
by The Detroit News | 3 days ago
The Shady side of fame: Eminem’s ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’ turns 20
Looking back at Eminem's second major label album on its 20th anniversary
by Adam Graham | 3 days ago
Opinion: College students grapple with pandemic fallout
"Like the rest of us, students, conservative and liberal alike, are wrestling with how to deal with the coronavirus."
by Karin Lips | 4 days ago
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Letter: Don’t take doctors from children
The quality of care at CHM is now at risk, as the relationship that strengthened both the hospital and the medical school is in jeopardy, Gray writes.
by The Detroit News | 5 days ago
Opinion: Students deserve in-person commencement
Oakland University should look for more suitable commencement proceedings; otherwise, this will be just another moment taken by COVID-19, Adams writes.
by Jacob Adams | 5 days ago
Finley: 300 years later, a proud American
"Our redemption is that the American people know when they are falling short, and are constantly agitating to do better."
by Nolan Finley | 5 days ago
Livonia’s Angela Hospice volunteers show they care
A group of volunteers at Angela Hospice in Livonia are busy putting their sewing skills to work making personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical professionals working at the facility during the COVID-19 pandemic.
by Jocelynn Brown | 5 days ago
Editorial: Changes to elections should go to Legislature
This significant shift in policy should have gone to the Legislature for approval.
by The Detroit News | 6 days ago
Jacques: Literacy settlement may stand; precedent shouldn’t
The heart of this case has always been about who’s at fault, and who is responsible for making things right for Detroit students
by Ingrid Jacques | 6 days ago
Opinion: Here’s how Michigan schools can reopen this fall
"Michigan’s students, families, and communities need their schools."
by John P. Bailey and Frederick M. Hess | 6 days ago
Opinion: Whitmer’s choices fray public trust
"Moves that limit transparency and diminish the public’s trust in decision makers aren’t just bad politics — they’re dangerous and harmful."
by Greg McNeilly | 6 days ago
Bankole: Detroit teachers open up about pandemic impact
The pandemic is surreal for many educators in the Detroit Public School Community District, writes Bankole.
by Bankole Thompson | 6 days ago
Opinion: ‘Joe has absolutely no idea what’s happening’
Speaking ahead of an event at a medical supply facility in this key swing state, Trump took aim at Joe Biden's mental faculties.
by Salena Zito | 6 days ago
Opinion: Federal relief is critical to lessen school budget blow
Teachers are urging Congress to pass the new HEROES Act, which includes billions to help states maintain a quality public education for students.
by Paula Herbart | 6 days ago
Opinion: Plan now for vaccination decisions to come
We need a transparent system for distributing future COVID-19 vaccines in a way that caters to those in greatest need, Amon writes.
Opinion: Michigan tribes call out violence against women
Tribes should be empowered to adequately investigate, prosecute and punish the crimes committed against Native women, Gravelle writes.
Editorial: Whitmer order endangers nursing homes; end it now
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer must reverse course on her executive order that is placing Michigan’s most vulnerable seniors at risk
Letter: We need a COVID-19 Marshall Plan
"If history has taught us anything, it is that we need a massive government program to address those fears," Fieger writes
Opinion: Improve technology in prisons
"Technology is helping us live during a pandemic. People behind bars need it, too. "
Finley: Don’t make masks a symbol
Masks have become a visible demonstration of where you stand on the police state tactics imposed by Gov. Whitmer and other governors, Finley writes
Opinion: The unprecedented saga of Michael Flynn continues
The word “unprecedented” gets thrown around a lot these days. But in many ways Michael Flynn’s case is just that, writes Zack Smith
Opinion: Charter schools lead way during pandemic
Charter public schools are showing us what they have to offer: innovation in teaching and learning, Kimball writes
Bankole: Biden’s running mate could decide November’s election
Of the candidates who are potentially in the running to become vice president, only a few stand out with the distinctive anti-status-quo qualities that many in the base of the party will find redeeming.
Opinion: Declassify COVID-19 info
A nonpartisan 9/11-type commission must detail what went wrong and what we could do better, Rosenberg writes.
Opinion: Whitmer must chart a clear path to recovery
"The governor must put forth a path for recovery that more effectively and swiftly puts our economy back in motion."
Editorial: Use relief funds for recovery alone
COVID-19 relief funds must be focused entirely on recovery efforts.