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Paul W. Smith: If I were king
"I’m not running for any office, but, if I were king, I wouldn’t need a minute to ponder these two immediate rulings."
by Paul W. Smith | 2 days ago
Finley: Bloomberg places big bet on Michigan
Bloomberg has basically written a blank check for the campaign in Michigan, writes Finley.
by Nolan Finley | 3 days ago
Podcast: Howes says meddling shapes MSU coaching search
And all that does is reinforce perception that the only locus of power at MSU is the trustees’ board room. It shouldn't work this way -- but it does.Weekend-essay
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Society Confidential: Singer Keith Washington tells all on TV
Also: Pizza Pinwheels spinning into a big deal
by The Detroit News | 5 days ago
Gardening: Tend to pruning tools as you wait for warmth
Dull blades make crushing cuts that heal slowly and encourage disease, so the first things to look at are your hand pruners and long-handled loppers.
by Nancy Szerlag | 5 days ago
Wojo: For Spartans, fired-up Tucker arrives at just the right time
What new football coach lacks in head-coaching experience, he gains with charisma, Midwest connections and valuable recruiting touch.Bob Wojnowski
| 5 days ago
Bankole: Democrats need an Obama coalition to win in 2020
"If defeating Trump is the ultimate goal, Democrats are going to need a candidate who embodies the country's mass discontent," Thompson writes
by Bankole Thompson | 6 days ago
Payne: 2020 Toyota Highlander steps up to the challenge
Long the segment leader, the sedate Highlander had some catching up to do to the Kia and Hyundai upstarts. The Toyota is a wallflower no more.
by Henry Payne | 5 days ago
Niyo: Michigan State pays the price to find its football coach
Money talks, even after opportunity walks.John Niyo
| 5 days ago
Howes: MSU’s chaotic search for coach reminds who’s in charge
Week of angst for Spartan Nation reinforces the perception that the only locus of power that matters at MSU is the trustees' board roomDaniel Howes
| 6 days ago
Opinion: Whitmer’s budget delivers welcome progress
"All of these measures help reinforce the governor’s focus on taking action for hardworking Michigan families."
Henning: No retreads, please; fresh face, firebrand is what MSU needs
Michigan State should quit waiting for someone else to identify a crackerjack head coach. Do it yourself, MSU. Do it now.Lynn Henning
Niyo: In this MSU mess, no one is running to save Spartans
Well, they’re running, all right. Only they’re headed in the opposite direction.John Niyo
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Jacques: DeVos promotes K-12 block grants, school choice in budget
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is furthering her self-proclaimed mission of working herself out of a job
Bankole: Don’t give Mitt Romney too much credit
"What Senator Romney did last week by voting to convict Trump during the Senate impeachment trial was for him."
Niyo: Victory shows Wolverines moving in right direction (maybe)
it’s impossible to say for sure just what Saturday’s rivalry win over Michigan State really means for Michigan’s basketball team. But when asked if this game felt like a defining moment in the immediate aftermath, the Wolverines didn’t hesitate.John Niyo
Jacques: Get ready for heated budget fight
Following a contentious budget battle last fall, GOP lawmakers and Gov. Whitmer seem less patient as negotiations over a new budget get underway
Podcast: Howes says Iowa’s caucus mess should be Michigan’s gain
The path to the Oval Office runs straight through Michigan, arguably among the most central battleground states in recent presidential elections.Weekend-essay
Howes: GM bid for investor respect dogged by history
GM reckon with its past by seizing future, often unapologetically and sometimes at the cost of disruptive job cuts, plant closures, divestituresDaniel Howes
Niyo: Selling low on Drummond shows how far Pistons have to go
Andre Drummond’s response late Wednesday night spoke volumes, if only for the uncertainty it highlighted inside the Pistons’ locker room.John Niyo
Wojo: Rose wants to stay with Pistons, and might get his wish
Derrick Rose makes it clear, he doesn’t want to leave Detroit. And indications are, the Pistons have no urgency to deal him.Pistons
Payne: Adorable Hyundai Venue mini-SUV is a bargain at under $20,000
The Hyundai Venue is cute and packed with technology. It's also the cheapest SUV on the market.
Jacques: Trump’s speech offers stark contrast with Democrats
The president rightly focused on the strength of the economy and what his administration has done to continue the positive trend of job growth
Wojo: Mark Dantonio left his mark, right to the strange, untidy end
Dantonio leaves Spartans football in better shape than when he found it, but legacy remains complicatedSpartans
Niyo: MSU’s Beekman seeks coaching replacement who knows territory
The university's athletic director will be under the gun to find the right candidate at a pivotal time in the football program.John Niyo
Henning: Fickell is logical choice to take reins of MSU football
Mark Dantonio's mark on the program will undoubtedly be lasting. A replacement such as Cincinnati's Luke Fickell will likely ensure there is no prolong dropoff.Lynn Henning
Podcast: Howes says Whitmer’s ‘Plan B’ guts deal-making cred
Instead of delivering grand compromises with Republicans, as promised, the governor is adopting unilateral tactics so popular in Washington nowadays.Weekend-essay
Niyo: Parity turns Big Ten into a wild rollercoaster ride
If it sounds like politicking, it usually is, especially in the middle of a campaign. That’s as true for college basketball coaches as it is for presidential candidates in an election year.John Niyo
Bankole: Duggan responds to pressure on $600 million scandal
"Duggan’s change of heart is due to the fact that there’s been mounting public pressure since the story first broke..."
Paul W. Smith: Thoughts on the state of the state
"I thought the Governor did a great job in her (thankfully) short presentation, with the important details to come in days at her budget reveal."
Mid-engine Corvette race car hits Daytona with mixed results
The Corvette C8.R debuted at the 24 Hours of Daytona last weekend and impressed on and off the track.
Niyo: Patrick Mahomes is one-of-a-kind quarterback with magic touch
Patrick Mahomes already is shattering records that belonged to the likes of Dan Marino and Joe Montana.John Niyo
Wojo: To ever sniff a Super Bowl, Lions must crank up the boldness
Using mathematical odds, historical data and the growing life expectancy of the average human, there’s a chance you’ll be around if the Lions get there. Or your great grandchildren will.Bob Wojnowski
Howes: Whitmer’s ‘Plan B’ shows legislative cred a bust
Michigan governor needs to notch wins of her own, preferably by forging consensus she promised with Republicans who think they can afford to say noDaniel Howes