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  1. 'Worst' tax code behind corporate flight

    It's not corporate greed or a lack of patriotism that is driving American corporations overseas, as President Barack Obama contends. It's one of the worst corporate tax codes in the developed world.

  2. Do corporations have Constitutional rights?

    Thirty-nine brave men signed the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, and cemented the foundation of our legal system, democracy and way of life for the centuries that followed.

  3. In praise of our supreme law

    Today, millions of Americans will commemorate the adoption of the foundational legal document of our nation, the U.S. Constitution.

  4. Scotland is in no position to seek independence

    The Scottish and English haven't taken up arms, as forces loyal to both nations did here last in 1746, but political voices are waging a fierce war of rhetoric leading up to Thursday's historic referendum to determine whether Scotland secedes from the Uni

  5. Beware China organ harvesting

    China carries out the second largest number of organ transplants per year in the world, and the waiting time for a vital organ there is only 1 to 4 weeks, compared to a few years here in America.

  6. Unions lead the way on equality in Michigan

    Last month, the Michigan AFL-CIO co-sponsored the 25th anniversary Michigan Pride rally at the state capitol, standing up for the rights of our state's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

  7. Burning Man lives on after fire goes out

    The streets are gone. The structures removed. But for the few remaining volunteers, most of the thousands of participants have returned to their homes from around the world. Yes, all is back to normal at this ancient lake bed, 110 miles north of Reno. Except the spirit that is the community of Burning Man 2014 lives on.

  8. Detroit cops must retake the streets

    Across the board, key pieces of community law enforcement are being neglected while the Detroit Police Department reorganizes its drug unit.

  9. Ex-Im Bank aids Michigan's recovery

    The 2008 financial crisis and ensuing recession was but the latest blow to hit Michigan workers, who for years had watched their jobs outsourced overseas and their factories close.

  10. Dove Obama makes for a reluctant hawk

    As he offered to the nation his prescription for the most recent Middle East crisis, President Barack Obama reminded me of Michael Corleone in 'The Godfather: Part III.' '

  11. The economics of network neutrality

    When asked, even most well-educated Americans don’t understand the Federal Communications Commission’s purpose, nor how its policy decisions affect us. Even more elusive is the economic impact that those decisions have on American enterprises, both large and small.

  12. Caring for family is no 'burden'

    In its August 2014 issue, National Geographic featured a story about hunger in America, part of an eight-month series on feeding the planet. 'The New Face of Hunger' presents often counterintuitive images of what is now being called

  13. Dispense with nationalist illusions

    After thousands of years of bloody wars among contending tribes, regions, and nations, is it finally possible to dispense with the chauvinist ideas of the past?

  14. Free speech needs no amending

    As election season enters full swing, Senate Democrats are taking the opportunity to garner votes by attempting to rewrite the Bill of Rights, something that hasn't been done since those rights were enshrined.

  15. Restorative justice keeps students in the classroom

    Disciplining students by suspending or expelling them from school is counterintuitive, as preventing students from learning not only hurts the individual, it ...

  16. Restoring freedom to FOIA

    Over time, federal agencies have flipped the Freedom of Information Act on its head. Congress clearly intended the FOIA to be a tool for the public to pry ...

  17. With Snyder vs. Schauer, women have a big choice to make

    Two candidates are vying to be our next governor, and Michigan's women would be wise to pay attention not only to what each of them says, but also to what ...

  18. Column: Mr. Obama goes to war

    President Barack Obama has come to the realization that the war on terror doesn't end simply because you quit fighting it. The rest of America must get to the ...

  19. Editorial: Don't botch Wayne County jail decision

    County Executive Bob Ficano is in a hurry to find a solution before his term is up, to reduce the harm to his legacy.

  20. Readers, on Decision 2014

    Re: Nolan Finley's Sept. 11 column,

  21. Legislature averts disaster

    State lawmakers have hopefully finally got Michigan's business tax right.

  22. Other writers, on war powers, Iraq and the NFL

    Ex-Judge Andrew Napolitano in Reason: James Madison is commonly referred to as the Father of the Constitution in large measure because, in the secrecy of the ...

  23. Smith: Youth ensure we'll never forget 9/11

    I saw a quote that claimed, 'Domestic Violence is now the NFL's No. 1 off-field issue.' Now?

  24. When sportsmen behave badly — again

    Again the sports world is rattled by men behaving badly, but this time with a twist: NFL player Ray Rice tried to stay when he should have gone, while NBA team ...

  25. MEA should be cheerleader for teachers, not bully

    Martin Public Schools teacher Peter Boyd made a strategic decision last year. After 37 years in education, Boyd felt he wasn't getting much out of his union ...

  26. Learning to choose the best Detroit schools

    An essential piece of the school choice puzzle is having a comprehensive, unbiased guide to understanding which schools are doing better than others. In ...

  27. Tax fairness demands GOP action

    Imagine if you started using a friend's address in Canada to avoid paying U.S. taxes. You kept your house in Warren, sent your kids to Jefferson Elementary, ...

  28. Extremism in defense of re-election

    Since Barry Goldwater, accepting the Republicans' 1964 presidential nomination, said 'extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,' Democrats have been ...

  29. Ray Rice's crime and punishment

    The incident in which Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice savagely beat his fiancee in an elevator has garnered much attention, largely because the savagery ...

  30. In Iraq, Christians are victims of political Islam

    There is a great deal of effort taking place to help ease and ultimately solve the massive displacement and humanitarian crisis that has engulfed the Christian ...


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