#ICYMI: Bankole joins The News; who pays taxes in Mich?

Bankole Thompson joined The Detroit News this week as a contributing columnist. In his first column, Thompson writes that Detroit’s youth are in a state of emergency.

President Barack Obama sold out Israel with his nuclear deal with Iran, writes Nolan Finley.

■Children from indigent families can get free or reduced cost lunch during the school day. That assistance is not available to most young people over summer vacation, but it could and should be, writes John Austin, president of the State Board of Education.

■Earlier this month, the Confederate flag came down at the capitol building in Columbia, South Carolina. Some have argued that the statue of late Dearborn Mayor Orville Hubbard, which still stands on Michigan Avenue, should join it. Hubbard was a notorious segregationist.

Detroit News reader David C. Thomas, of Bloomfield Hills, disagreed that Hubbard should be stripped of his place in history and offered an impassioned defense of the Hubbard administration, which ran from the early 1940s to the late 1970s.

■All that and more

at detroitnews.com.