Columns

Sport still stirs the imagination of area attorney

July 23, 2014

 Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief   He is a columnist’s dream – engaging, smart, interesting, successful, and quotable. He dispenses juicy nuggets seemingly at will, waxing poetic about such worldly matters as the state of the ...

May It Please the Palate

July 23, 2014

 My Dear Aunt Tina By Nick Roumel My youngest is graduating from high school. Never mind that I’m going to be an empty nester, thus allowing me the unbridled fun of spending more evenings at the office. In the meantime, there is a rite of passage ...

The California Hitman Law

July 23, 2014

 By Marie E. Matyjaszek I was watching television the other night, trying to pretend I could still stay up late and function the next day when I came across a show called “Who the bleep did I marry.”  In this episode, California police ...

Defense bill once again highlights?Michigan?s national security role

July 23, 2014

 By Sen. Carl Levin My top responsibility as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee is guiding the committee’s consideration of the annual defense authorization act, a bill that sets policies and establishes programs for our military. ...

Trim corporate welfare to $0

July 23, 2014

By Michael D. LaFaive With the recent release of Gov. Rick Snyder’s fiscal 2015 budget we can examine his administration’s priorities for the coming year. Once again, Michigan’s corporate welfare apparatus — led by the Michigan Economic ...

Privatizing Detroit Department of transportation would save city millions

July 23, 2014

 By Michael D. LaFaive and Michael Farren (Editor’s note: This commentary originally appeared in The Detroit News on April 15.) As state lawmakers consider another bailout of Detroit, it is worth suggesting that the city and state might be better ...