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Detroit News cartoonist Henry Payne is a prolific chronicler of our times, producing up to 12 cartoons a week between here and his freelance work. They say that journalists write the first draft of history. Combine that with another old saying, that a picture is worth 1,000 words, and it becomes clear why cartoonists are … Continue Reading →
On that day in 2003, Kilpatrick gave a preview of the selfish pol that would ultimately self-combust in today’s 24-count racketeering conviction.
Back in 2002, the Detroit City Council discussed whether to allow Detroit voters to approve a city manager form of government — which is how many of Michigan’s cities, from Coopersville to Inkster to Ann Arbor, are run. These cities still have mayors and city councils, but the mayor is a voting member of City … Continue Reading →
On Monday, March 11, 2013, a Southeast Michigan federal jury came to a verdict in the corruption trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. As such, we thought this a good time to revisit the first editorial we wrote, back in 2001, after Kilpatrick was first elected Detroit’s mayor. ___ Kilpatrick Faces Big Job in … Continue Reading →
Without the charismatic leadership of Coleman A. Young or the strong integrity of Dennis Archer, the city has gone down the hill of sorrow.
Ed McNamara was a great mentor who was also colorblind.
Emily Doerr’s mugging near her Woodbridge home and Karen Dumas’ response to it has inspired the best conversation on public safety in Detroit that I’ve seen in quite a time. But the conversation has grown weedy and it’s important we refocus. If this is a chance to seriously talk about crime in Detroit, let’s not … Continue Reading →
Unlike four years ago when the media appeared to show themselves to be either blind, deaf or a combination of both, it would be a major travesty to ignore the recordings that were played Thursday in the federal corruption trial of former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. The fact that the name Mike Duggan surfaced in the … Continue Reading →