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The Depths of Detroit’s Political Impotency

Michiganders will go to the polls this year to elect a governor, attorney general and secretary of state. Unfortunately, the state’s largest city will only play a cameo role in the outcome. If recent voter participation is a future indicator, the majority of Detroiters will exercise their right to watch the results from the sidelines. […]

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Napoleon’s Credibility Crisis

In 2010, Wayne County privatized prisoner meals and awarded Canteen Correctional Services and Continental Distributors a five-year, $26 million contract to provide three-a-days to the adult and juvenile inmates at the county’s jail facilities. A couple of years into the contract, the county’s Management and Budget Office received word that invoices from Continental/Canteen Correctional Services […]

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Ben Carson: a refreshing liberation

The buzz across America is not President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech, but the speech given by renowned John Hopkins Hospital neurosurgeon Benjamin Carson at the National Prayer Breakfast. On several fronts, the eloquent Dr. Carson took the president, who was in attendance, to the woodshed. Equally striking was that the president appeared unfazed or […]

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