Why Vincent Chin Matters By FRANK H. WU, New York Times Op-Ed Contributor ON June 23, 1982, in Detroit, a young man named Vincent Chin died. Four nights earlier, he had been enjoying his bachelor party with friends at a local bar when they were accosted by two white men, who blamed them for the […]
The media has hyper-obsessed over the Kansas tax hike this year and has sold this as a repudiation of “supply side economics.” But the real story in the states has been the catastrophic effects of “tax and spend” fiscal policy in Illinois. Last week Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner continued his three-year standoff with House Speaker […]
By David Shribman June 18, 2017 Donald J. Trump may project the notion that he is a man with all the answers, but in truth he may go down in history as the man who posed many of the important questions. No public official in modern times has challenged so many of the broad assumptions […]
by Charles Gasparino All news is good news, apparently — at least if you judge by the stock market. US economic growth is sluggish, consumer confidence is down and President Trump’s tax reform is stalled. And yet, the market isn’t spooked — it has climbed to historic highs. The question is why. After all, the […]
By Charles Lane Opinion writer June 21 On Dec. 12, 2000, the Supreme Court ended the recount of Florida’s votes in that year’s presidential election, effectively awarding 25 electoral votes to Republican George W. Bush and making him president. The decision was 5 to 4, with the most conservative Republican-appointed justices in favor of Bush. […]
By Michael Barone June 23, 2017 The victory of Republican Karen Handel in the special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District on Tuesday has discouraged Democrats and encouraged Republicans. Democrat Jon Ossoff won 48.1 percent in the special election’s first round April 18, and Democrats had high hopes that they could take this House seat […]
Will MI support Good Jobs? What’s going on with a part-time legislature, and should we eliminate the Senate? Epstein challenges Young, and a great interview with state Rep. Moss. Sponsored by www.DeadlineDetroit.com.
Commentary By Morton Kondracke June 22, 2017 Before our savagely polarized country rips itself apart with violent language and violent deeds, it’s time for the nation’s adult leaders to rally and fortify the political center. I’m not talking about national Republican and Democratic leaders. They’re hopeless. They’re momentarily talking up bipartisan unity after the near-massacre […]
By Cory Gunkel June 21, 2017 Republicans, Democrats, and members of the media posed for pictures together, laughing and telling stories to one another as a packed crowd at Watkins Recreation Center Tuesday night looked on in excitement. It wasn’t a utopian fantasy or a clip from “The West Wing,” but the scene of the […]
Bungled bingo will cost MI Dems a lot. What’s the latest with Bill Schuette and the Flint water crisis? More gun violence in America, and what will the legislature do with teacher pensions? Finally, we had a great interview with Rep. Darrin Camilleri. Sponsored by www.DeadlineDetroit.com.