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Bankole: Detroit lacks transparent government
After promising a new era of open and honest government when he was first elected mayor, Duggan now faces scrutiny over a lack of transparency
by Bankole Thompson | 1 day ago
Opinion: Prevent autonomous vehicle terrorism
"It would be not be a stretch to imagine that other terrorists are brainstorming on how to use autonomous vehicles"
by Javed Ali | 1 day ago
Opinion: Racism is the ultimate threat to democracy
"The conduct and the policies of this president, along with his supporters, are the greatest threat to the preservation of our democracy"
by Wendell Anthony | 1 day ago
Society: Manifest Destiny exhibit highlights Afrofuturism
The provocative exhibition examines the practical implementation of the cultural movement, Afrofuturism, to alter destinies within Detroit and beyond
by Chuck Bennett | 2 days ago
Opinion: Cooperation is vital in a time of discord
The NAACP has invited for the first time the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to speak along side civil rights supporters.
by Karen Boykin-Towns and Sharon Eubank | 2 days ago
Editorial: Trump’s asylum rule prevents open border
Until Congress steps in with a substantial immigration overhaul, the administration is left with few other options
by The Detroit News | 2 days ago
Finley: What do black voters want?
"Pandering is not necessary. Today's concerns are universal."
by Nolan Finley | 1 day ago
Podcast: Howes on Mahoning Valley grit
They’re waiting for the end at Lordstown, the auto plant GM says it no longer needs. And for the closure of the Vindicator, Youngstown’s daily newspaper.Daniel Howes
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Finley: Trump gets exactly what he wanted
Trump, who couldn't care less what label is attached to him — racist, misogynist, xenophobic, so what? — walks away, in his mind, with a victory
by Nolan Finley | 4 days ago
Letters: Clean energy, border crisis
"Why not bypass Central American governments and work with Central American churches?"
by The Detroit News | 4 days ago
Opinion: All in favor of forced busing?
Are Democratic candidates as close to unanimity in forcing the failed busing remedy as they are about stripping Americans of private health insurance?
by Robert Holland | 4 days ago
Society Confidential: Wedding party gets a little wet
Also: Dave's Choice Awards celebrates Detroit's movers and shakers; Designer Tracy Reese launches Hope for Flowers collection
by Chuck Bennett | 4 days ago
Bankole: Duggan’s racial trepidation in the Trump era
"I continue to be disappointed in Duggan’s lack of leadership on racial issues and those who enable him by offering no criticism of his damaging silence."
by Bankole Thompson | 5 days ago
Opinion: Congress wastes time with foreign pharma policy
"The 'binding arbitration' concept provides that a third party will determine what price Medicare will pay for pharmaceuticals."
by Michael Sapienza | 5 days ago
Podcast: Howes on Mahoning Valley grit Daniel Howes
Finley: What do black voters want? Nolan Finley
Opinion: Fix the roads while funding teacher pensions
Lawmakers consider bonding $10 billion against pension obligations to free up money for road work.
by Greg McNeilly | 5 days ago
Opinion: Houthi militia, mines terrorize Yemen
"They have put landmines in schools and hospitals, in drinking wells and on farmlands – this is not a justifiable defensive strategy; this is plain and simple terrorism."
by Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah | 5 days ago
Opinion: Trump-Russia conspiracy is ‘bogus’
"It might come as a surprise to some, but being friendly with Russians -- even autocratic ones -- isn't a criminal act."
by David Harsanyi | 5 days ago
Editorial: Detroit, follow Flint’s school calendar
While a balanced, year-round calendar is not a silver bullet, it certainly can’t hurt for districts to try.
by The Detroit News | 4 days ago
Opinion: Truman museum renovation long overdue
"The re-evaluation of the presidency of Harry Truman, who left office with history’s lowest approval ratings, has been going on for years..."
by David Shribman | 5 days ago
Editorial: Encourage innovative school leaders
"What the state is doing now isn’t working. Why not try something new?"
by The Detroit News | 6 days ago
Opinion: GOP should condemn Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric
"Republican national leaders remained as silent as church mice the day of his racist statements."
by Dawud Walid | 6 days ago
Opinion: Trump’s economy benefits Michigan workers
"A vote for President Trump is a vote for economic prosperity."
by Ted Harvey | 6 days ago
Opinion: Literacy ought to be a right
"If literacy is not a fundamental right, it should be."
by Paula Herbart | 5 days ago
Opinion: Minimum wage ruling should satisfy law
"It is galling that some of our elected leaders would create impediments that keep so many of our citizens struggling to make ends meet."
Opinion: Democrats score ‘own goal’ in fight for equal pay in sports
"Unfortunately for those lobbying for equal pay, the biggest challenge may be that women’s soccer just isn’t as popular as men’s."
Bankole: Detroit police commission is not the Kremlin
"In a democratic society, an elected official exercising omnipotent and autocratic powers is abhorrent."
Bay Harbor celebrates 25th anniversary
Last Friday, Paul W. Smith had the chance to broadcast the celebration of David V. Johnson's greatest Michigan achievement.
Opinion: U.S. dangerously dependent on Chinese drugs
"Hundreds of Americans died from tainted supplies of Chinese-made heparin in 2007 and 2008."
Graham: ‘The Little Mermaid’ and the mechanics of an internet controversy
When is a firestorm not a firestorm? Usually when it is online
Editorial: Public meetings are no place for a riot
It makes for great theater, but it's terrible for policy making.
by The Detroit News | 4 days ago
Opinion: Michigan’s workforce development is a lemon
"When you look under the hood, the state’s effort to improve workforce development is actually quite underwhelming."
Finley: Here’s hoping Amash can topple windmills
"Amash believes he can defy the political duopoly and win a sixth term free from partisan encumbrance."
by Nolan Finley | 6 days ago
Editorial: Michigan Legislature should resolve age discrepancy in sexual consent laws
A recent court case decision could further inflate the numbers in Michigan's already bloated sex offender registry--unless the Legislature fixes the Penal Code
Opinion: America runs on fossil fuels
All we hear about fossil fuels is their supposed cost, but not their very real and important benefits.
Opinion: Michigan schools need reform
"A child without a quality education today is an adult without much of a future tomorrow."
Opinion: Trump’s RFS policy aids farmers and refineries
"To help understand the argument, it’s worth revisiting how Congress developed the program in the first place."
Society Confidential: Maurielle Lue tries modeling gig
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