September 9, 2020

Our country's founding fathers had a concern about the development of political parties, fearing they would over time help divide the union of states, but on day one parties developed regardless.

Since the start of...

August 11, 2020

The failings of the novel coronavirus testing/tracing effort in the country and Oakland County took on a special significance in my household in late July as one member of our family was exposed at work to an employ...

July 14, 2020

My column space this month is being used to bring readers up to date on some changes we are making in how we handle reporting of news stories in Downtown newsmagazine – in our print edition and online – providing me...

June 16, 2020

These are dark days, indeed. A pandemic swept the world and with it our country, turning everyone's life upside down. And just as we started to manage the virus and its impact, the nation has been woke to a long-sta...

May 20, 2020

Downtown newsmagazine has been providing residents of Birmingham, Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Hills a quality monthly publication for nearly a decade and, for the vast majority of local residents, the newsmag...

March 20, 2020

My main concern this month – as well as the foremost topic on everyone's mind – is the coronavirus (COVID-19) that is rapidly attacking our state and country and the impact it is having in the Birmingham/Bloomfield...

February 25, 2020

The standing family joke in recent weeks has been the surprise pre-dawn discovery one day of a delivery to our front door of a Mike Bloomberg campaign lawn sign (with lapel buttons attached) days after he opened in...

January 28, 2020

Looking for a vivid example of how money, special interests and industry lobbyists change the course of public policy in Washington? Look no further than the latest assault on rules designed to upgrade the nutrition...

December 26, 2019

Families with college-age or post-college age young men and women living away from the area know well the Thanksgiving ritual the younger sets observe each year. Youthful hordes return for a few days and most follow...

November 25, 2019

This month's rumination is directed at the true political independents and what I suspect is a large portion of the voting masses, among them this writer, who remain befuddled by the field of Democrat primary conten...

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