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Government Run Like a Business Poisons Kids

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.25.2017 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Michigan didn't have to poison Flint's children. That was a values choice. And Republican Gov. Rick Snyder values big business more than little children.

American Christianity Has Been Hijacked

Mikah Meyer | Posted 07.21.2016 | Religion
Mikah Meyer

Why has American Christianity become known for the pain it causes? Let American Christianity stop being known as a religion that hurts, as a faith focused on what we're against, and instead let them know we are Christians by our love.

Detroit's Death Knell? Austerity, Structural Racism, Water Wars

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 01.18.2015 | Detroit
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The post-industrial dystopia emerging on the streets of Detroit may be shocking, but it is not surprising. The crisis results from the convergent forces of fiscal austerity and structural racism in a region defined by its extreme segregation of race, wealth and opportunity.

Michigan Charter Schools Is Why Local Control Matters

Paul Ruth | Posted 09.06.2014 | Detroit
Paul Ruth

Democracy can be a tool to recognize the shortcomings of a nation, but it takes effort to turn it into a vehicle for equality.

WATCH: Newsroom Marriage Proposal Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.14.2014 | Media

Love is in the air at the Detroit Free Press. Reporter Zlati Meyer got a very special surprise Tuesday when her boyfriend proposed to her in the mi...

Mitch Albom Thinks Marriage Equality Undermines Marriage

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lev Raphael

Yes, Mitch, we're better off. The state presented a pathetically juvenile and bigoted case and thanks to the judge's thoughtful and rigorous decision, anti-equality prejudice, bigotry and shoddy research were exposed.

Newspaper Poll Sparks Outrage

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.04.2014 | Media

A recent poll asking readers to weigh in on Taylor Swift and Heidi Klum's cleavage may be a new low for the Detroit Free Press -- and yes, that pun is...

CHART: Proof Detroit Didn't Have To Go Broke

Posted 09.16.2013 | Business

When Detroit filed for bankruptcy in July, it cited more than $18 billion in long-term debts and liabilities. So what happened? Population loss, m...

Cyber Schools: What the FAQ? A Union Goon's Tea Party Question Reveals New British Taxation

Kevin Walsh | Posted 08.31.2013 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

The following was originally published by Kevin in his blog, If Columbus explored as much as the Detroit Free Press, he'd have neve...

Jason Linkins

Crazed Columnist Ain't Having It With Your Cheap Underwear, Ladies | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.30.2013 | Media

You just know she wears ratty underwear, I said. You know it’s cheap. That it rides up and doesn’t provide full coverage. And that it’s gray ins...

Style Columnist's Underwear Overshare

Detroit Free Press | Posted 06.30.2013 | Detroit

We were having beers and half-price burgers at my neighborhood bar when talk turned to an incredibly mean woman with whom we are acquainted. Becaus...

Saving Our Treasures

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 03.24.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

Like most Detroiters, I have a special fondness for Belle Isle. I've lived close to the Detroit River since 2005, and even when I don't walk or bike on the island or enjoy the solitude, which I do fairly often, knowing that our island sanctuary is there provides respite to the soul.

Reflections on Detroit: Call to Green Pastures

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Black Voices
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

After spending some time here, I saw an alternative view of Detroit: a model for self-reliance and growth. They'd welcome help, but they're not counting on it.

Newspaper Endorsements Stack Up For Obama, Romney

The Huffington Post | Janell Ross | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

While many media observers question the import of newspaper endorsements, editorial boards at most of the nation's major dailies continue to formally ...

Detroit Free Press Stabs City in Back

Scott Janssen | Posted 12.23.2012 | Detroit
Scott Janssen

Collective bargaining has made my family's American dream come to fruition and made Detroit a world power. Proposal 2 will allow the American dream to continue. The Detroit Free Press, however, has rallied against collective bargaining.

A Neighborhood So Full Of Ex-Cons, They Call It 'Parole Town'

Detroit Free Press | Posted 10.01.2012 | Detroit

She was a thief convicted repeatedly for weapons and stolen property crimes. He was a convicted burglar and arsonist. And they shared a years-long pas...

Ashley Woods

Mitch Albom's '50 Shades Of Grey' Column Leaves Us Unsatisfied | Ashley Woods | Posted 06.25.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom read the best-selling erotica-lite novel, "Fifty Shades Of Grey," and decided to write a column. Traversin...

Jason Linkins

Romney Campaign Endorses Some Portions Of The Newspaper Endorsements They Receive | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.23.2012 | Detroit

The good news, I suppose, for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, is that he's won the endorsement of the Detroit Free Press. The bad news is that...

Detroit Free Press Gives Mitt Romney Unenthusiastic Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

The Detroit Free Press on Thursday became the second of Mitt Romney's two "hometown" newspapers to endorse the GOP candidate, but the editorial board ...

Must Clergy Report Confidential Confessions to the Authorities?

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 04.15.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

Judaism does not place the same emphasis on confession as the Catholic faith does, but we do want people to feel comfortable speaking with their rabbi while they're in the process of repentance.

Watch: Reporter Pulls Man From Overturned SUV

Posted 11.15.2011 | Impact

When Detroit Free Press reporter Steve Neavling started posting to Facebook Tuesday morning - it was all business. By Tuesday evening however, he was ...

Survey: Nearly 30% Of Michigan Teachers Report Pressure To Cheat

Detroit Free Press | CHASTITY PRATT DAWSEY AND KRISTI TANNER-WHITE | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

One out of three public school educators report pressure from bosses, parents or others to change grades, and nearly 30% say pressure to cheat on stan...

Miami Heat Coverage: A Crying Shame

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Danny Groner

After every Heat loss, the media tries to speculate about what's going wrong with the team that was supposed to be a can't-miss champion: Is it the co...

What Does Juan Williams' Firing Say About Journalism?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

"[Juan] Williams is just the latest big-name reporter, after Rich Sanchez and Helen Thomas, to be fired for expressing a personal opinion about a sens...

Happy Birthday Helen!

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

August 4 marks Helen Thomas' 90th birthday. May she celebrate it in good health and peace, surrounded by her countless loved ones. As a former colleague, I had the pleasure and privilege of observing Helen in action up close.