The message we're sending other cities as well as our own citizens is it's OK to mismanage all of your money because the government will come riding in on the white horse to save you.
Sometimes the fight for equality can be a bit of a mess. Case in point: the volatile situation in Pennsylvania, where county officials have been issuing marriage licenses as though the state ban on marriage is no longer in place. The ban is unconstitutional, they say, and they won't obey it.
There are few sure things in life. If Medicaid expansion comes to Michigan, however, you can be sure that the health of new recipients will not improve and costs for the failing program will continue to rise.
I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I've never thought much about Michigan and far less, Detroit. But here in Berkley, just outside the city, I've reali...
There are thousands of children statewide who are not being provided the education they deserve, at the hand of adults who were supposed to protect their best interests.
It's easy to blame Detroit's problems on corruption, unions and overly generous pension benefits, but none of which were the primary cause of bankruptcy. Detroit may have mismanaged finances, but the state's cuts to revenue sharing doomed the city.
From fighting for working families to ensuring that Americans have access to equal rights, Democrats are on the right side of voters and the right side of history, and we are in a solid position moving into the elections later this year, in 2014, and for elections to come.
The Windy City is likely the next shoe to fall. Above all, elected officials around the country must take this lesson from Detroit: Do not spend money you do not have because one day, the bills will come due.
Navin Field was the name of the first portion of Tiger Stadium, which opened in 1912. To make a long story short, there's a lot more to tell about Detroit.
Meghan McEwen of Designtripper lives the dream in Detroit, where she runs the impossibly cool and special hotel Honor & Folly. She took us on a tour of her favorite hometown spots.
Who knows? County-wide districts might actually work. We can all believe in our leaders and hope they have our best interests at heart. But, as usual, follow the money.
The corporate art project known as hygienic dress league (HDL) has discovered the great rural iconic barn side as billboard and has started to mess wi...
A food bank's job is to save surplus food so it can be enjoyed by hungry families. But what happens to the food we can't save, the food that goes bad before it can be distributed?
Humor and irony, truthful commentary -- free expression -- is something people all over the world strive for. America, and it's flag, is freedom's greatest symbol.
In a county where crime and public safety is every taxpayer's primary concern, why would any elected official not properly fund the most important service the county provides during a time when crime and public safety is a top concern for every resident and business?
Why should working and middle class young people be burdened with paying the costs of government? College is supposed to be an opportunity for us to achieve our dreams, not an opportunity for the government to pay its debt.