Detroit

In Defense of Crumbling Museums

Why Detroit should keep its art

Why Detroit should keep its art.

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Takeover Fever

Across America, states are taking over cities and school boards. Does it make a difference?

Across America, states are taking over cities and school boards. Does it make a difference?

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Detroit's Least Bad Option

How emergency management could help the ailing city

It's hard not to feel like a failure. Detroit, my home since 2007, will soon be taken over by an emergency financial manager, hand picked by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. Detroit's difficulty in financing public services over 139-square miles is well known, and the state-declared emergency is not surprising. I knew the EM was coming, which is why I am surprised at how tremendously sad I feel. For decades, talented people have worked so hard.

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Yes, the seat of the United Auto Workers is about to become right-to-work, thanks to the governor who said he had no interest in doing so.

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THE CHINESE ECONOMY is the new rock and roll. Or maybe it isn’t. Maybe congressional re-alignment is the new rock and roll—I don’t know. I do know one thing that is not the new rock and roll, though, and that is the rock and roll being made today. Like other worthy musical forms born of past eras—jazz and salsa, for instance—rock and roll is still played widely and still worth playing; yet rock has been frozen as a form for quite some time. Its only newness is one it confers as a metaphor—a handy, all-purpose symbol for the achieving of status as a phenomenon sensationally, voguishly cool.

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Beyond Skillrex: The best new dub techno album is complex and addictive, even if you're too square for the clubs.

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Didn't think Romney could get any more dishonest? Wait til you hear what he's doing in Ohio.

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On Monday Romney said he supported GM rescue. But he opposed using taxpayer dollars for it.

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No, Barack Obama can't and won't duplicate Joe Biden's debate performance next week. But here are some specific pointers he should take.

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At Clinton Global Initiative, Romney offers a glimpse of the analytical, less ideological candidate that he might have been.

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