August 1, 2015

My column this month is more of a personal note – a departure from the normal political/ government topics I focus on in this space, which means that I do not have to wade through the monthly e-mails and letters fro...

July 1, 2015

We will all remember the Great Recession here in Michigan, which we are still digging ourselves out of in 2015. And, yes, despite the whispered concern that our comeback cannot really be placed in the class of a sol...

June 1, 2015

Upfront I need to explain that I have never been a fan of income redistribution, at the federal or state level, but I do feel that the the government has some responsibility to provide a safety net in society for th...

May 1, 2015

Following Michigan lawmakers enactment of the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, Act 442 of 1976, I was not a big fan.

An outgrowth of the Watergate scandal on the national level, the act at first seemed to slow...

April 1, 2015

Our feature story this month on the push for diversity – both racial and economic class – in the major private and parochial schools in Oakland County should stand as a testament to the modern-day efforts to change...

February 1, 2015

Following the machinations and controversy over the last 12-14 months surrounding Dave Agema, Michigan’s infamous Republican National Committee (RNC) member, my first inclination was to write-off the GOP as a hopele...

January 1, 2015

The January issue of Downtown you now hold in your hands represents a special milestone for those of us at the Downtown Publications office in Birmingham.

This edition marks the beginning of our sixth calendar year...

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