This week, President Obama's $3.7 billion request to deal with the border crisis stalled as lawmakers introduced a bill that purportedly aims to help young unaccompanied immigrants but actually just makes it easier to quickly deport them -- a measure Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, dismissed as "the deportation-only agenda dressed up in sheep's clothing." The crisis is certainly a chance to look in the mirror and decide what kind of nation we want to be: one that holds up "return to sender" signs and walks through towns with AR-15 rifles to protest the possible arrival of a few busloads of Central American children (as happened in Arizona and Michigan respectively), or one that decries "racist and xenophobic attitudes," as Pope Francis urged on Monday, and lives up to our founding principles as a nation of immigrants. Hanging in the balance isn't just which direction the children will go in, but the rest of us, as well.
Orr gets it. He went after pension debt, the city's biggest foe, and is now winning that fight. Simply put, his continued focus on pension reform is the solution that Detroit needs. With that said, Detroit still faces a long, up-hill climb.
Stacey and I dated and fell in love. Big Ten vs. ACC. No problem, right?
It's a sad circumstance when lawmakers and their allies in the trophy-hunting community try to squelch the voting rights of citizens, in their zeal to kill animals who are rare, who've harmed no one, and who have a rightful place in this great state.
Chris Renouf, riding for Less Cancer Bike Ride to Mackinac 2014 One of the historic sailing and great Michigan traditions is the ...
Democracy can be a tool to recognize the shortcomings of a nation, but it takes effort to turn it into a vehicle for equality.
Award-winning journalist and Lesscancer.org Board Member Miles O'Brien is training for The Less Cancer Bike Ride to Mackinac. The ride leaves July 12th with O'Brien and Team Less Cancer.
This "all-for-one and none-for-all" mentality might not make those four musketeers cringe, but it did cause one young Republican to leave his party.
Public-private partnerships have been a point of contention over the years; can government bureaucracy really coexist with free-market enterprise? However, in the niche world of the EB-5 immigrant investor program, these arrangements not only coexist, but also seem to be working well and growing in numbers.
Any decent-minded person agrees that purposely wounding a wild animal so that it can be tortured by a pack of dogs is a blood sport, akin to animal fighting. It should be illegal, and the people who do it should be held accountable.
"Where are you from?" It's a simple question, but for a generation of 20-somethings constantly trying to find themselves and where they belong, it's so much more than that.
Gratitude for the college options we have in Michigan always comes to mind this time of year, as high school students move on to college, and college ...
Educators are more than happy to take personal responsibility for their actions. What they aren't willing to do is take the fall for the failure of legislators and parents which is exactly what this legislation makes them do.
Who says made in Michigan can't be brought to your bathroom? I have to admit - it feels good to support a small business and smell nice at the same time.