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Healthy charter sector belies need for commission, extra regulation

April 29, 2016

By Ben DeGrow A new national report further undercuts the case for creating a politically appointed commission to dictate school enrollment decisions across the Motor City. The Detroit Education Commission has been touted as part of the solution to rescue ...

An 'invasion' that some believe is worth seeing

April 29, 2016

As summer slowly - ever so slowly - approaches, so does the thought that I may never become a grandparent. As the father of one unattached son, now in his mid-30s, I have been told by friends that "grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from ...

What defines a parent?

April 29, 2016

Sara Stout Ashcraft, The Daily Record Newswire With the passage of same sex marriage laws in many states and the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Obergfell v. Hodges (575 U.S. ____, 2015), certain legal issues involving same sex couples are now ...

Some words to the wise on litigation finance enterprises

April 29, 2016

Thomas E. Peisch and Erin K. Higgins, The Daily Record Newswire The explosive growth of the so-called "litigation finance" industry is a game-changer in the civil practice arena. The New York Times Magazine recently documented the rise of this industry ...

Different perspectives: Same old thing

April 29, 2016

Mark Levison, The Levison Group In bed each night, I think about all of the things I am thankful for that happened during that day. It's probably a habit I picked up from some unwashed 1970s guru I meditated with in India during my post-college quest for enlightenment ...

The non-economist's guide to the financial crisis

April 29, 2016

Phillip J. Moss, The Daily Record Newswire Ben Bernanke was chairman of the Federal Reserve from 2006 to 2014, presiding over the most tumultuous financial crisis in this country since the Great Depression, caused in large part by the subprime mortgage bubble. During ...