Tonight on MiWeek: The announcement of yet another retirement among senior members of Michigan’s congressional delegation. Who will fill the void, and what does this mean for Michigan? General Motors CEO Mary Barra takes the heat from Congress on the auto company’s ignition problems. What did GM know and when did they know it? Changes […]
Tonight on MiWeek, an analysis of news across the state: The future of same-sex marriage is in a holding pattern – along with the couples who tied the knot. What is the fate of same-sex marriage in Michigan? The debate over raising the minimum wage is picking up momentum – what does this mean for […]
Tonight on MiWeek: How will Election 2014 affect you? Developments in the U.S. Senate race Numbers shifing in the Governor’s race Cities across the state miss out on millions of dollars And much more! Plus, we turn 2 this week! Send the MiWeek team your birthday wishes on Twitter and Facebook! Join us tonight at […]
- Stephen Henderson: I am affirmative action
There's a compelling desire in our culture to pretend that history doesn't matter anymore, to say opportunity is now equal in America. But how absurd is that? Look at the profound gaps in building-block indicators such as school funding, health stats like infant mortality and child nutrition, or even the rate at which minority kids are lead-poisoned, and tell me that black people are born with the same chance at success as everyone else. They aren't.
- Stephen Henderson: Detroit can see light at the end of the tunnel
You could see the dramatic developments in Detroit's bankruptcy proceedings last week as harbingers of a brighter day: We might just get through this, and do it without crushing pensioners or selling off our art.
- Free Press' Stephen Henderson wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize for commentary
Detroit Free Press Editorial Page Editor Stephen Henderson has won journalism's highest honor, the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.
- Excerpts from Stephen Henderson's Pulitzer Prize winning columns
Detroit Free Press Editorial Page Editor Stephen Henderson won the Pulitzer Prize for the commentary category. The Pulitzer committee commended Henderson's columns for being 'written with passion and a stirring sense of place, sparing no one in their critique.'
- Pulte's blight vision gets torn down
Did blight buster Bill Pulte really decide his work in Detroit was done and it was time to move on? Or did he get shoved out by the Duggan administration?
- Don't charge mob with hate
We can punish criminals for what they do, and not what they think or say, while still delivering justice for their victims — and without weakening the Constitution.
- Schauer's pick moves ticket further left
Political wisdom says that elections are won in the middle. Candidates from the ideological extremes, we're told, may score big in primaries, but have little appeal to general election voters.
- Column: Still too much hate in Detroit
Despite the resurgent downtown, with its hot new bars and restaurants and hipsters lovin' the urban life, much of Detroit remains a very dangerous place.