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Editorial: Examine conflicts in Wayne Treasurer’s office
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."
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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. "
Editorial: End foot-dragging on Trump nominees
"Senate Democrats find political value in slow walking Trump nominees."
Editorial: State must focus on fixing roads
"A new group led by former state lawmakers is posing a solution for Michigan’s roads."
Macomb must account for forfeiture funds
"Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith appears to have been enjoying a spending spree using forfeiture funds -- without any accountability."
Editorial: Slow down the revolving door
"The revolving door keeps spinning in Lansing, delivering politicians from their elected offices into high-paid lobbying jobs."
Editorial: Shutdown paused; now negotiate
Now the hard work begins and Democrats must follow through on promises to negotiate a deal.
Sex Offender Registry afoul of constitution
"Michigan’s offender registry is open to the public, and that kind of shaming hampers these individuals from getting jobs and rebuilding their lives."
Editorial: Give federal workers shutdown relief
"New Michigan Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, D-Holly, is joining other members of the House to offer unpaid workers a lifeline."
Editorial: Pettiness won’t end shutdown
"These are not the Founding Fathers at work in Washington today. More like their spoiled rotten grandchildren."
Editorial: Engler had right skills, wrong temperament
"Engler erred in his callous comments toward victims. But he also deserves credit for helping the university move on from this dark moment."
Editorial: Grading schools shouldn’t be this hard
"It shouldn’t be this hard for parents to have a meaningful school grading system."
Editorial: Protect citizens from property grabs
"Kudos to the Michigan Legislature for starting off its new session with a bipartisan pact to protect the civil liberties of citizens."
Editorial: Let the sunshine in
"Michigan is one of just two states that doesn't apply FOIA rules to all of its elected officials"
Finley: A service worthy of an American hero Nolan Finley
Jacques: Why the freakout over charter leader? Ingrid Jacques
Podcast: Howes on Michigan’s Dingell Daniel Howes
State contracts should put taxpayers first
The state already has programs to help spur economic development. Using government contracts to do so is the wrong approach.
Editorial: Students pay price for UM diversity goals
"It is fine to make campuses more diverse and inclusive, but students shouldn’t be forced to foot the bill for well-compensated administrators."
Editorial: Rush to shut Line 5 would harm state
"Rushing ahead with a Line 5 shutdown would force the delivery of oil and gas by riskier methods. "
Editorial: Good riddance to UNESCO
"In leaving, Trump cited UNESCO’s hostility toward Israel, and its warm embrace of the tormentors of the Jewish state."
Editorial: New year to get school reform right?
"The A-F grading model will be a good foundation, but the state still needs a thoughtful system that offers true accountability"
Editorial: Progress can happen in split gov’t
"Whitmer will have to work harder to enact her agenda. Gridlock is a very real threat."
Top 10 Detroit News editorials of 2018
Here are the top 10 editorials of 2018 as chosen by our editorial board
Editorial: Teen vaping poses future risks
"Legislative efforts must join with the efforts of caring adults to ensure that nicotine addiction does not continue to plague our nation's health."
Editorial: Stock market fall rests with Trump
"The tariffs could well trigger an artificial recession in 2019, meaning one caused by bad government decision making rather than economic factors."
Editorial: Workers should demand better from UAW
Union leadership clearly misused the dues — and trust — of hard-working members around the country, and the union should be forced to clean house.
Editorial: End law that enables counties to steal property
A county government collecting tens of thousands of dollars for public use from a private citizen over a tax miscue is a constitutional violation.
Editorial: Unplug electric car subsidies
"Congress should cut its losses on this one. The electric car subsidies have not sent Americans rushing to the showrooms to purchase EVs."
Naida : Deposit law bottles up recycling
Naida writes: "Despite returning more than 90 percent of bottles and cans, Michigan remains one of of the worst states for recycling in the nation."
Editorial: Renew, rebuild Michigan
Snyder is asking lawmakers to pass in their lame duck session two bills key to responsibly paying for keeping Michigan clean and structurally sound.
Editorial: In death, Bush still serves
We should not see Bush as a relic of the past, but rather as an inspiration for what we could be in the future.
Editorial: Lawmakers should respect home rule
There should be clear limits on the state's ability to impose its will on local communities.
Editorial: America loses its ‘Point of Light’
"George H.W. Bush was above all else a gentleman. A man of grace who served the American people for their sake, and not his own."
Editorial: Unions should pay for union work
The bill that would prevent the practice of so-called union release time for teachers is getting traction
Editorial: Property rights don’t end at beach
"The U.S. Supreme Court could soon take up an Indiana case that effectively claimed all privately owned beaches in the state for public use."
Editorial: Clip the wings of lame duck
"Major new policy initiatives should wait for newly elected and returning lawmakers and a new governor."
Editorial: Kids get grades; so should schools
At least 17 states, including high-performing Florida, have a letter-grade accountability system. This ought to be a no-brainer.
Editorial: Words to be thankful by
"To help inspire your own expressions of gratitude, we offer these pearls that we found particularly meaningful."
Editorial: Title IX reforms protect students
The Education Department has released its guidelines related to campus sexual assault investigations, and they strike the right balance