Get the news
Editorial: Examine conflicts in Wayne Treasurer’s office
Podcast: Howes on Michigan’s John Dingell
Howes says Detroit’s auto industry has lost the best friend in Washington it probably ever had.Daniel Howes
| 19 hours ago
Graham: Oscars game of hopscotch continues
The Academy Awards are in a mess of trouble, and the hole keeps getting deeper
by Adam Graham | 1 day ago
Finley: A service worthy of an American hero
John Dingell, the longest serving congressman in United States history, and one of its best, was first a soldier.
by Nolan Finley | 1 day ago
Editorial: Make campaign finance violations sting
"In the future, fines must be more than slaps on the wrist for campaign finance violators."
by The Detroit News | 2 days ago
Opinion: Whitmer misrepresented school funding woes
"As the budget continues to grow, state leaders should look for ways to make sure that dollars follow students rather than end up in bureaucracies."
by Ben DeGrow | 1 day ago
Opinion: Teacher tests can right past wrongs
"Children and families deserve a process that will bring these teachers into their classroom."
by Emery Petchauer | 1 day ago
Opinion: Hunting, fishing still crucial for Mich.
"Responsible hunters and anglers are a key part of the overall picture."
by Triston Cole | 1 day ago
Palmer Park Art Fair caters to artists’ needs
Artists have always been represented by all age groups, yet over time not all continue to have the stamina to participate in art fairs, or maybe they were never afforded the opportunity for one reason or another.
by Jocelynn Brown | 2 days ago
Jacques: Before ‘free’ college, fix the schools
Jacques writes: "It’s becoming all too common for Democrats to tote promises of government giveaways, from education to health care."
by Ingrid Jacques | 3 days ago
Bankole: Omar, Tlaib should focus on districts
"Picking a fight with players in the Israel-Palestinian conflict is completely irrelevant to the present needs of impoverished districts."
by Bankole Thompson | 3 days ago
Editorial: We can’t fill potholes with photos
"We can't just demand better roads; we have to pay for them."
by The Detroit News | 3 days ago
Opinion: Democrats can’t talk honestly about abortion
"Democrats have been allowed to get away without answering any serious questions regarding their opposition to post-20-week abortion restrictions."
by David Harsanyi | 3 days ago
Opinion: Whitmer must act for bipartisanship
"Republican leadership tried to extend an olive branch to get the governor to come to the table, but she refused to build bridges and negotiate."
by Jim Lilly | 3 days ago
Opinion: Mich. Congress members support Green New Deal
"56 freshmen legislators are a potentially influential caucus promoting the Green New Deal in a chamber Democrats control by fewer than 20 seats."
by Ken Braun | 3 days ago
Podcast: Howes on Michigan’s Dingell Daniel Howes
Finley: A service worthy of an American hero Nolan Finley
Opinion: Midwest leads fight for housing affordability
The authors write: "A trend toward zoning reform to address housing shortages is emerging."
by Josef Filipowicz and Steve Lafleur | 3 days ago
Letters: Other views on Dingell, road funding
"Even though John Dingell is gone, we will continue to carry on his work."
by The Detroit News | 3 days ago
Opinion: Families want solutions to state’s challenges
Bieber writes: "A top priority for investment needs to be in our most valuable resource, the working men and women of this state."
by Ron Bieber | 1 day ago
Opinion: Being true to conservatism on campus
Reid writes: "I am conservative because I believe it is important to work for what you earn."
by Margaret Reid | 1 day ago
Editorial: Green New Deal a bad deal for freedom
"The great flaw in the Green New Deal is so obvious that it was all tried before, by socialist regimes, and failed miserably."
by The Detroit News | 1 day ago
Opinion: Attorney general must defend our laws
Shirkey writes: ""Nessel will use the attorney general’s office to further her personal agenda."
by Mike Shirkey | 5 days ago
Finley: Warren’s lie should end her campaign
"If Northam’s blackface moment disqualifies him as governor, then Warren’s career-long deception should eliminate her from the presidential race."
by Nolan Finley | 5 days ago
John Dingell was a great man
"He would stop everything, look you in the eye and ask how you and your family were doing. "
by Paul W. Smith | 6 days ago
Civility and progress go together
"As Michiganians we can’t allow our leaders and citizens to follow Washington’s lead. We have too much at stake."
by Sandy K. Baruah | 6 days ago
Bankole: John Dingell, an ally of civil rights
Bankole writes: "Dingell described his support of the bill for civil rights as the single most important vote of his political career."
by Bankole Thompson | 6 days ago
Finley: Dingell knew how to live, how to love
A lifelong Democrat, the Dean of the House didn't choose the people he loved based on political compatibility or partisan whim
by Nolan Finley | 6 days ago
Podcast: Howes on new ‘Generous Motors’
This week, Howes says a new paradigm is running the auto company half-jokingly referred to as "Generous Motors.”"Daniel Howes
Editorial: Dems put target on many top charters
"Democrats are renewing their war on school choice in Michigan, this time targeting some of the top performing charters in the state. "
Opinion: Policymakers don’t get the opioid crisis
Jesin writes: "We all must think carefully about the societal risks of opioid prescriptions and take that into account in our prescribing practices."
Opinion: Mich. should legalize online gambling
"Michigan has the chance to join other forward-thinking states who are offering legalized online gaming and sports betting for their residents."
Society Confidential: Shoe box lunches mark Black History Month
Also American Coney Island your go-to Valentine's Day spot; weather forces Royal Oak's 6 Salon to make quick move
Editorial: End foot-dragging on Trump nominees
"Senate Democrats find political value in slow walking Trump nominees."
Opinion: After SOTU, both sides need to play ball
Shribman writes: "Somehow the president and Congress will have to find a sliver of common ground to keep the government operating. "
Bankole: ‘The Divided City’ warns of inequality
To tackle the forces of inequality haunting the city’s recovery, we must first admit that there is a large-scale poverty problem in Detroit.
Opinion: Executive directives defy rule of law
"Whatever your political position is on these issues, engaging in constitutional subterfuge and defying the rule of law is no way to accomplish it."
Opinion: Privatizing air traffic control not safe
The author writes: "We should not allow the private sector to control the security of our critical ATC system without fully understanding the risks."
Letter: Green New Deal necessary for future
"To address a crisis that we’ve never seen before, we have to mobilize on a scale we’ve never seen. We have to support a Green New Deal."