Harry Reid and Senate Democrats made waves last week when they detonated the "nuclear option." Thanks to this change in Senate rules, ending debate on...
Why is it that conservatives, who tout their morality and fiscal responsibility, are so liberal with the stewardship of our planet's resources; so liberal with their interpretation of empirical evidence; so liberal with scientific acts?
Kevyn Orr can reduce wages, force city workers to pay more for health care and pensions, and arrange for public-private partnerships, such as businesses adopting neglected parks. But he can't do anything to change the fact that Detroit is a city no longer capable of supporting itself.
Is Detroit in 2013 the New York City of 1975? It could be too ridiculous a question to ask. While the differences are many -- a difference in population of several million is the most glaring -- there are several key commonalities.
Tossing Highland Park Renaissance Academy's library collection into a dumpster is part of a larger trend. It shows that Snyder and his appointees believe that nothing is sacred, particularly knowledge.
Going over the depressing news about the Supreme Court's slash and dash of the Voting Rights Act, I began to lament further about the Emergency Management appointments in Michigan. Suddenly, I became even more energized to work harder to build the movement to Washington.
In 2009, I chose to run for Detroit City Council because I believed that we could bring a new direction that Detroiters trust. Voters granted me the h...
Though art has a price tag, its actual worth as cultural capital goes far beyond its cash-in value. Rather, art is a complex commodity, and one that is more powerful when we have ample reserves.
If the goal is truly to fix public education in Chicago, would there be a need for marketing lessons for CPS bureaucrats? If during moments of honesty, managers talk about "blowing up" and "dismantling" a district, having a detailed script may be necessary.
If the proficiency gap between Detroit's children and the Michigan average is any indication, our children have only fallen further behind these past four years.
Liberal arguments for Emergency Managers are not based on any real principle. They're little more than concessions to present state and national political trends, where austerity rules and Wall Street always wins
Detroit has seen its better days, but the latest national trending news is the most disheartening story that anybody could tell.
Without a doubt we need the support and accountability that a State of Michigan partnership offers. We cannot address our legacy obligations alone. And, as Detroit goes, so goes Michigan.
Crime continues to be Detroit's number one issue. It is on the mind of every citizen. We will not thrive until the perception of Detroit is changed to that of a safe city through reducing the number of crime victims.
The question is whether our generation will carry the 20th century's hard-earned progress around environmental, labor and civil protections forward or betray it out of the short-sighted greed, insecurity and historical amnesia.
Detroit is known as the nation's manufacturing capital for good reason: it still has the facilities, the firms, the research institutions, the workforce, and -- of course -- the grit to justify the title. The right kind of assistance could get Motor City rolling again.