What makes the city’s problems so hard is the harsh reality of operating a government – any government – in these times.
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With Governor’s Snyder’s announcement that an emergency manager is on the way, the time for navel-gazing and re-litigating the past is over. It’s time to finally take strong, even radical, action to fix Detroit. So, what to do now? I do not pretend to have a magic formula. But I think a new mindset is … Continue Reading →
“It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.” -Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts
Well, the Mayor of Troy and those pesky Tea Party types on the city council are taking a lot of heat for not jumping like addicts at a crack house for $8.4 million in federal money for a transit center. Oh, the foolishness! After all, its free government money, isn’t it? There is no argument … Continue Reading →