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Wojo’s Pigskin Picks: Time to put up (points) or shut up for Spartans, Wolverines
Payne: Ford brings back hybrid option for Escape, and it’s a winner
Pricing for Ford's new Escape hybrid starts at an attractive $29,000
by Henry Payne | 1 day ago
Niyo: Step by step, Ty Johnson heading toward more run with Lions
In all, the rookie running back played 20 snaps in Sunday’s win, including 13 of the Lions’ 61 offensive plays.John Niyo
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Finley: Press shouldn’t take Trump’s bait
"The Times and some others in the media have allowed their disgust with Trump to change the rules."
by Nolan Finley | 2 days ago
Bankole: Condemn hypocrisy in UAW ranks
"If UAW leadership was really that concerned about protecting benefits for its rank and file, there would have been no indictments, no convictions."
by Bankole Thompson | 2 days ago
Howes: Embattled UAW president Gary Jones faces mutiny threat
Implication of Jones in federal corruption probe of union makes him liability in bargaining, undercuts his ability to lead, invites federal oversightDaniel Howes
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Honda CR-V joins the hybrid compact SUV fray
The new Honda CR-V is the latest, mainstream SUV to go hybrid as automakers push to meet stringent EPA emissions mandates
by Henry Payne | 2 days ago
Niyo: Michigan offense, Patterson have much to prove in Big Ten opener
The Wolverines QB and highly touted "speed in space" offense hasn't impressed in early going.John Niyo
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Wojo: Wolverines must reveal who they are in hostile Wisconsin
Wisconsin is favored by three and Michigan has lost its last 13 games as an underdog. So what better time to establish an identity than in Madison.Bob Wojnowski
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Editorial: A strike that shouldn’t have happened
"UAW members are paying the price for the corruption of their leaders"
by The Detroit News | 4 days ago
Niyo: Lions’ ‘Big Play’ Darius Slay gets final say on busy day
Slay always has a lot to say, but against the Chargers, he had even more to do, matched up all afternoon with Pro Bowl receiver Keenan Allen.John Niyo
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Wojo: Trust is a must, and Matthew Stafford delivers for Lions
Matt Patricia cranked up the aggressiveness and did what you’re supposed to do late in the fourth quarter of a tight game — they trusted their best players.Bob Wojnowski
| 5 days ago
Paul W. Smith: Vaping’s a ‘lifesaver’? Nope
"Now some medical experts are following our governors lead and (finally) speaking out against all vaping."
by Paul W. Smith | 5 days ago
Niyo: Spartans loss demands an explanation, and Dantonio comes up short
Saturday’s 10-7 loss to Arizona State was so jarring. So inexplicable. So hard to comprehend, let alone explain.John Niyo
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Jacques: Don’t want to host drag queens? Tough
Using anti-discrimination laws as a tool to force private property owners to host events they believe are exploitative or vulgar is a troubling trend.
by Ingrid Jacques | 6 days ago
Wojo’s Pigskin Picks: Suddenly, Dantonio’s Spartans are brewing, Wolverines stewing
Football is funny, in an extremely non-funny way, although Dantonio can turn his subtle scowl into a subtle smile with an imperceptible twitch.Bob Wojnowski
Howes: UAW leadership’s credibility evaporating
With the latest revelations, and more to come, UAW-GM members could be forgiven if more than a few of them would prefer to strike their leadershipDaniel Howes
Society Confidential: NFL’s Braylon Edwards tells all in new book
ALos: The Met to exhibit Southfield collector's fashion treasures
Howes: New Oakland exec focused on ‘not screwing up’
Can Coulter realize the political balance he envisions: manage public money like Team Brooks, retain the markets’ Triple-A confidence in the county?Daniel Howes
Bankole: Expungement bills a redemptive move for Detroit
"Far too many people struggle to provide for their families and to be productive members of our communities because of mistakes they made as teenagers."
Finley: Is there a Prop A-style fix for roads?
If a solution to roads is going to come from the ballot, it has to be crafted in Prop A style. In other words, voters have to get something in return.
Jacques: Cross-exams new challenge for campus sex ‘courts’
Campus investigations and hearings surrounding alleged sexual misconduct are increasingly mimicking actual courtrooms.
Wojo: After another absurd giveaway, can Lions get it back?
The dramatic shift in squandering an 18-point lead was unsettling enough, but the lack of confidence displayed during the fourth-quarter meltdown could signal bigger trouble ahead.Bob Wojnowski
Howes: UAW demands + profits + cost cuts = strike?
Stakes grow for conflict as UAW presses for security, larger piece of profitability as GM seeks cost cuts, flexibility in evolving Auto 2.0 worldDaniel Howes
Podcast: Howes on Ford becoming ‘America’s‘ automaker
Detroit’s top two automakers – facing a potential circus surrounding contract talks – are jostling for position with the public and President Trump.Weekend-essay
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Niyo: Don’t trust the Lions, trust history
Lions can't get out of their own way in opening tie with Cardinals, give fans little reason to hope.Lions
Finley: Make country music great again
"Singers like Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard seduced listeners by conjuring their shared heritage and experiences."
Howes: Ford claims title of ‘America’s‘ automaker
As rival GM parries erroneous tweets, the Blue Oval is strategically reaffirming its Made-in-America cred — an asset in contract talks with the UAWDaniel Howes
Jacques: DeVos seeks ‘reliable’ Title IX framework
DeVos believes the MSU investigation relates to the broader campus sexual assault regulatory guidelines that she seeks to improve.
Gardening: How to tell when your tomatoes are ripe, flavorful
Cool temperatures can ruin the flavor of tomatoes, so if they have not ripened by the time the thermometer drops to 50 degrees or lower at night, the party is over for this year.
Michigan State fined record $4.5M for failing to protect students in Nassar scandal
The Education Department announces fine and corrective action after finding "complete failure to protect students" from abuse
Wojo: To be better than .500, Lions have lots to prove
The Lions appear to be modestly improved, talent-wise, scheme-wise, coaching-wise, yet few people outside Detroit believe it.Bob Wojnowski
Finley: Fix damn roads with a damn simple deal
Michigan's leaders should scrap hopes for a grand bargain that would fix the state's roads for good and focus instead on what's actually possible.
Payne: Mercedes-AMG G63 is like a Wrangler on steroids
The 557-horsepower Mercedes-AMG G63 is the most insane vehicle on the road today: It can climb trees and assault Woodward
Bankole: Warren’s message on race matters
Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 message is clear: Reform the financial system and give struggling families an opportunity to thrive and make a decent living.
Howes: Corruption probe looms over UAW-GM talks
Widening federal investigation, raids, indictments create an ominous sense of uncertainty as bargainers work toward Sept. 14 contract deadlineDaniel Howes
Taycan unveiled: Porsche goes electric with a Tesla-fighter
Porsche introduced its first electric vehicle, the Taycan sports sedan, on Wednesday.