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Editorial: Benson should speed up branch wait times
Editorial: Protect election integrity in license debate
Undocumented immigrants should not be given a free pass to the voting booth.
Editorial: End the scheming in Oakland County
The Shakespearean scheming underway in Oakland County to replace recently deceased County Executive L. Brooks Patterson must end.
Editorial: Don’t ignore violence in Detroit
"Violence is a community issue. And it's one that is still a very real challenge facing Detroit, and many other urban areas around the country."
Editorial: Red Flag laws have their own red flags
Seventeen states have already adopted versions of Red Flag laws. Little research has been done to gauge their effectiveness.
Editorial: Stop blaming, start solving
Democrats should stop playing politics and engage Trump in a productive policy discussion to address mass shootings.
Editorial: Lead crisis is much bigger than Flint
"The politics at play in Flint make that city's water crisis more attractive to candidates. But they can't lose sight of the facts, either."
Editorial: New directive may not put Michigan jobs first
What’s most important is ensuring Michigan’s taxpayers are getting as good a deal as possible
Editorial: Whitmer’s plan best bet for Benton Harbor
The governor has offered the district an option it should take. It could save the community more pain down the road.
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
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.
Editorial: Encourage innovative school leaders
"What the state is doing now isn’t working. Why not try something new?"
Editorial: Public meetings are no place for a riot
It makes for great theater, but it's terrible for policy making.
Editorial: Facial recognition technology invites abuse
This software could potentially violate personal liberty and tread upon rights outlined in the Fourth Amendment
Editorial: One more unmet Ilitch obligation
The arrogance of the Ilitch organization in ignoring its obligations to the city of Detroit is breathtaking.
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Editorial: Fix roads without inflated union perks
Taxpayers shouldn't have to pay more for public projects to meet costly union demands.
Editorial: Court spares Michigan, gets the law right
The High Court declared the courts powerless to intervene in what it said is a role set aside by the Constitution for lawmakers.
Editorial: Lawmakers, come clean about financial conflicts
"Michigan is one of just two states without laws requiring candidates to disclose personal financial information."
Editorial: State still fumbling medical pot access
With only four licensed marijuana testing facilities across the state, medical marijuana users are struggling to access the products they need.
Editorial: Dismiss Flint criminal charges for good
"Unless Nessel's team has evidence it hasn't disclosed, the charges should be permanently dismissed."
Editorial: Auto forecast should guide Trump’s trade policy
"The automakers need certainty of trade policy as they plan for the future."
Editorial: Trump judge pick, Mich. lawyer, victim of hit job
"Neither Bogren nor Trump should have been treated this way"
Editorial: Remove Big Tech’s boot from neck of local news
"The news is being produced primarily by local journalists, while Google and Facebook are reaping most of the financial benefit."
Editorial: Ethanol is a bad deal for consumers
"Ethanol is a bad deal. And encouraging more of its use is bad policy"
Editorial: Focus on Detroit literacy outside of court
"The problems with literacy in Detroit are real, and students deserve better."
Editorial: In blessed memory …
"We miss them all, and the others who have passed on since last Memorial Day, and celebrate lives well lived."
Editorial: Wait for new Roe ruling before deciding abortion
The prudent course here would be to wait for the Supreme Court to settle Roe, and then begin a debate on how Michigan should respond.
Editorial: Lansing take note, parents want better schools
"Parents in the state believe that improving schools is even more important, and that should serve as a wake-up call to elected leaders"
Editorial: Graham’s plan would ease border crisis
"The chaos on the southern border should signal it's time to stop playing politics and come to a compromise on a sensible and sweeping solution."
Editorial: New state school leader must be bold
The job will not be easy, given Michigan’s shortfalls in student performance and school accountability.
Editorial: Bob Berg, R.I.P.
The one word you'll hear repeatedly as his friends and colleagues pay tribute to Bob Berg is "professional."
Editorial: Senate bill sets marker for no-fault reform
The bill addresses the primary reason Michigan has the highest-in-the-nation auto insurance premiums.
Editorial: Even politics can’t derail surging economy (yet)
The recent economic numbers are fantastic, and add to two years of strong growth during the tenure of President Donald Trump.
Editorial: Stripping local control is the pits
"Usurping the community’s local control over zoning is a misguided move that could have ramifications for towns throughout the state."
Editorial: Put the kibosh on police theft
"Law enforcement shouldn’t be stealing citizen’s property to balance their budget."
Editorial: Detroit teachers, do what’s best for kids
"Detroit schools appear to be on the upswing, and teachers should partner with Vitti and his team to sustain the momentum"
Editorial: Gerrymander ruling hands Michigan a mess
"Putting Michigan through this much turmoil for one election seems pointless"
Editorial: Stop stalling on NAFTA replacement
"Mexico and Canada have already ratified the pact. It now awaits only Congress' approval."