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  • Detroit's decline

    Since the Motown sound went silent -- except on oldies stations -- and General Motors and Chrysler (but not Ford) required life support from Washington, there has been little to recommend Detroit, Mich., to visitors, much less its residents. The recent...
  • The quiet man speaks up

    It was unheard of. Mainly because it hadn't been heard before: the sound of John Boozman shouting. The junior senator from Arkansas must be the most soft-spoken member of the U.S. Senate. A big man with a tender manner, a teddy bear inside a grizzly, he...
  • Governor Is An Optimist In Detroit's Ruins

    Detroit is the broken tooth in Michigan's smile. Nevertheless, the preternaturally optimistic governor, from whom never is heard a discouraging word, cheerfully describes his recent foray with a crew cleaning up a park in a particularly, well, challenging...
  • Michigan Latest Sign Unions Losing Ground

    Rick Snyder, who is hardly a human cactus, warned Michigan's labor leaders. The state's mild-mannered Republican governor, currently in his first term in his first public office, has rarely been accused of being, or praised for being, a fire-breathing...
  • Authorities seek solutions for K-8 absenteeism in Chicago schools

    Authorities seek solutions for K-8 absenteeism in Chicago schools
    As authorities move to address K-8 absenteeism and truancy in Chicago schools, where tens of thousands of elementary students miss a month or more of school each year, they may not have to look far for workable strategies. Government agencies and...
  • Celebrity 'swatting' problem may be tough to swat

    Celebrity 'swatting' problem may be tough to swat
    The distress call came Sunday around 1 p.m.: emergency in Beverly Hills. Someone was being held hostage at "Simon Cowell's." The victim, reported a female caller, was tied up with duct tape inside a bathroom at the brash British "X Factor" judge's...
  • Michigan governor vetoes guns-in-schools bill

     
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder this afternoon vetoed a bill which would have allowed concealed weapons in schools, day care centers, churches and stadiums, the Detroit Free Press is reporting. Snyder's decision comes on the heels of the murder of 20  school...
  • Dianne Feinstein, Lindsey Graham on ‘Meet the Press’

     
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., will be a guest on ‘Meet the Press.' Photo credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images UPDATE: THE REVISED GUEST LIST IS AT THE BOTTOM: The fiscal cliff, Susan Rice and Benghazi will be topics on the Sunday morning...
  • A bankrupt Detroit, maybe down but never out

    Last week, with a massive $18-billion debt, Detroit became the largest American city to seek bankruptcy protection, and once again we are reading obituaries of the late, great Motor City. I don’t pretend to be an expert on Detroit, where I once...
  • Michigan's tea party governor drops lumps of sugar on the Detroit Red Wings

     
    From The Nation: The headline juxtaposition boggles the mind. You have, “Detroit Files Largest Municipal Bankruptcy in History” on one day. Then you have “Detroit Plans to Pay For New Red Wings Hockey Arena Despite Bankruptcy ”...
  • Runaway Production: The United States of Tax Incentives

    Producers looking for a location weigh many factors -- screenplay, crew base, availability of stages, travel and lodging -- but these days, first and foremost, they consider the local incentives and tax breaks that can reduce a production's budget. Forty-...