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Bad system weighs heavily on judge
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Wayne County Chief Probate Judge Milton Mack is frustrated with the mental health system in Michigan. He’s seen a lot of mentally ill people pass through his courtroom in his nearly quarter-century on the bench. …

2/24/2015 12:00 AM
Jeb Bush’s tightrope walk
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Jeb Bush has been a putative candidate for the White House for only a few weeks, and already he is discovering that presidential politics requires an elegant equipoise. …

2/23/2015 12:00 AM
What happened to proper use of words?
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
Funny thing about the word “awesome.” It’s been in the dictionary ever since there have been dictionaries. But over the course of the last generation or so, we have managed to debase it and dilute it to the point of irrelevance. What’s worse, we don’t have names any more. We’re all just “dude.” …

2/22/2015 12:00 AM
Uncommon ground
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
DETROIT — Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp walked into the Ryan Correctional Facility on Detroit’s east side and asked for Shannon Keys — Michigan Department of Corrections prisoner No. 210418. Mr. Tharp didn’t come to interrogate Keys. He came to ask him for ideas on how to do his job better. …

2/22/2015 12:00 AM
Detroit author honors civil rights legacy
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
On the second floor of the Lucas County jail sits an oasis: a small but neat, clean, and welcoming 2,000-book library where inmates check out books by authors such as Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker and even write poetry. Pictures of freedom fighters and other historical figures, such as Cesar Chavez and Nelson Mandela, line the wall.…

2/21/2015 12:00 AM
New tests no walk in the PARCC
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
A teacher in a middle school once told me — with a straight face — that my son was “overly confident” regarding test-taking. I’d never heard that particular complaint before. I laughed. …

2/20/2015 12:00 AM
Will Michigan's primary be memorable?
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — You might call Michigan’s presidential primary a moveable feast. No one can predict when it is going to be. …

2/17/2015 12:00 AM
The 2 parties’ perils for 2016
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
WASHINGTON — There are two vital measures of the health of a political party: One is the depth of its backing by young people — voters who can build a strong, long-term base of support. The other is the depth of its bench — the strength of its leaders who are not yet national figures but soon might be.…

2/16/2015 12:00 AM
An ode to D. Michael Collins
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
I write to mourn the passing of a noble man, D. Michael Collins. …

2/15/2015 12:00 AM
Saying good-bye to Mayor Collins
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
So what now?




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