Columns

May It Please the Palate: In the raw

September 18, 2014

By Nick Roumel A first time visit to Montreal intrigued me. You have that old world/new world vibe going on, with the cobblestoned streets of Old Montreal contrasting with a booming, modern downtown. Then there’s the internationally diverse population, ...

Enablers compound the problem

September 18, 2014

By Michael G. Brock This article was initially written in 2009, then revised in 2011.  Last week I received a call informing me that the client mentioned in this piece has been involved in another accident. I don’t know if he was intoxicated at ...

Under Analysis: Tone Deaf

September 18, 2014

By Lisa Henderson-Newlin As a lawyer, my life is one big argument. From jurisdiction to jury selection, the life of a lawyer is rife with disagreements that can spill over into regular life. Okay, maybe that’s not entirely true but it’s not untrue ...

TAKING STOCK: Long term conservative investing

September 18, 2014

By Malcolm Berko Dear Mr. Berko: I’m a 36-year-old professional who makes a fine living. I’ve paid off all personal debts, and I’m now ready to invest for the next 30 years. I’ve interviewed three supposedly brilliant brokers/money ...

My Turn: Another 'Unbroken' story worth telling

September 18, 2014

On Christmas Day, the film adaptation of the best-selling book “Unbroken” is scheduled to be released in movie theaters across the nation, telling the triumphant story of Olympic runner and World War II hero Louis Zamperini. Zamperini, who died ...

State budget savings idea: Eliminate revenue sharing

September 18, 2014

By Michael D. LaFaive Arguably no one in Michigan has made more recommendations to reform the state budget — literally hundreds of them worth billions of dollars — than Mackinac Center policy analysts. As the fiscal 2015 state budget has just ...