Ultimately it's the people that make a city. There are still many good people in Detroit; many great activists and endless joys left in this embattled city.
What happens in the 2012 elections could make or break struggling cities like Detroit that have been devastated by the economic crisis.
The attack on workers rights and democracy in Michigan is a warning for the nation.
Given the revenue streams that go straight to Wall Street from Detroit, it is not far off to characterize any emergency financial manager as a Wall Street financial dictator.
The budget reduces business taxes by $1.8 billion. This deficit-creating proposal is made up for by increasing taxes on seniors and families by $1.7 billion.
It wasn't quite "old home week," but attending the U.S. Social Forum last month in Detroit, where I had lived for many years, was special, and thought-provoking.
DETROIT - Two significant things happened in this beleaguered city recently that show the possibility of turning our country's problems around.
Time Magazine has decided to zero in on Detroit; here's a reaction from one lifelong Detroiter.