More Michigan Articles

  • Detroit's largest union, city sign new contract

    DETROIT (AP) — A representative of Detroit's largest union and the city's emergency manager signed an agreement reached during the ongoing municipal bankruptcy case. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees official Ed McNeil and Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr took...

  • There is a way out for states trapped in the pension sinkhole

    Under "defined benefit" retirement programs, public employees have been promised more money than states can ever afford to pay.

  • Detroit bankruptcy judge may take tour of city

    DETROIT (AP) — The judge in Detroit's bankruptcy said Thursday he's leaning toward a three-hour tour of the city but suggested the details may become a secret because of concerns about safety. The city believes a tour of warts and jewels would help Judge Steven Rhodes as he considers whether...

  • Regulators to hold meeting about nuclear plant

    SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding a public meeting to discuss the federal agency's safety assessment of the Palisades power plant in southwestern Michigan. The NRC says the meeting takes place Thursday evening at the Beach Haven Event Center in South...

  • Detroit's emergency manager to give school lecture

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr is going back to school to discuss the city's comeback with college students. Wayne State University says Orr will guest lecture Wednesday evening during an urban studies and planning course that covers Detroit's...

  • Michigan teachers union attacks credit rating of member seeking to leave

    Bangor, Mich., kindergarten teacher Kimberle Byrd thought that she was no longer a member of the Michigan Education Association. After all, the state had adopted a right-to-work law in late 2012, meaning workers couldn't be forced to join a union even if their workplace was organized. Since she...



From the Weekly Standard

  • No Sword, No Justice

    On Tuesday, President Obama visited the Dutch embassy in Washington to pay his respects to the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, shot down over Ukraine by forces armed and backed by Vladimir...

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  • A New Disorder

    Moments of clarity often come when you least expect them. In a speech to contributors last week in Seattle, Barack Obama made the case that his presidency has made America better. In most...

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  • Frozen in the Cold War

    In 1983, Barack Obama was a senior at Columbia University. He was not well known. He lived off-campus, had a few close friends, and spent a lot of time reading. He went to some meetings of the...

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