Elmore Leonard Dead at 87

Author Elmore Leonard has died at the age of 87.

MLB Suspends Alex Rodriguez, 12 Other Players, In Drug Investigation

Alex Rodriguez and 12 other Major League Baseball players were suspended today for PED use. Rodriguez is the only one vowing to fight the suspension.

Despite Bankruptcy, Detroit Subsidizing New Red Wings Stadium

Detroit is bankrupt, but that isn’t stopping the Red Wings from getting $400 million in taxpayer subsidies for their new stadium.

Bailing Out “Detroit” Didn’t Save Detroit, But It’s Not Clear Anything Can

Just as the auto industry has, painfully, had to learn to adapt to a new world, the city will as well even if that means becoming a shadow of its former self.

Detroit Files Largest Municipal Bankruptcy In History

In a move that was perhaps inevitable, the City of Detroit has filed for Bankruptcy Court protection.

Stevie Wonder Boycotting ‘Stand Your Ground’ States

If Stevie Wonder were still touring, he wouldn’t be making stops in states with “Stand Your Ground” laws.

Michigan’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Takes Two Legal Hits Based On DOMA Ruling

The future legal impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage was on full display in two cases out of Michigan.

Who Cares About Jimmy Hoffa’s Body?

What possible value would it have almost four decades after the fact that justifies expending not inconsiderable taxpayer resources?

Detroit’s Pre-Bankruptcy Negotiating Game May Not Be Working.

Detroit faces some immense problems. Papering over them with short term deals with creditors isn’t going to solve them.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Jumping Jack Flash Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

What “Breach Of National Security?”

Just how serious was the leak that the Associated Press reported on last May?

Gun Crime Down, But Americans Think It’s Up

The reality of gun violence in the United States is far different from the story the media is telling us.

Self-Driving Cars Here By 2025, Mandatory By ?

Most of us suck at driving. Soon, we won’t be allowed to drive.

Valvano’s ‘Never Give Up’ Speech 20 Years Old

Jim Valvano’s famous ESPYs speech was 20 years ago today.

Corvette Stingray Redesign

For its 60th anniversary, Chevrolet has redesigned the Corvette for 2014. It looks surprisingly like a Corvette.

Lincoln Gets New Name: Lincoln

In a show of marketing savvy that put Detroit where it is, Lincoln is rebranding itself as Lincoln.

Obama Comes Back Strong But Debate’s Impact On Race Is Unclear

Last night’s debate was rough and tumble, but it’s unlikely to change the state of the race.

Alex Karras, Football Star and Actor, Dead at 77

Alex Karras has died after a long illness. He was 77.

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The Trucks Are For Kids Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

My Basic Take on Romney’s Speech

I give it a C+/B- (adequate, passing, nothing exceptional).

Paul Ryan’s GM Plant: Fact Checking the Fact Checks

Paul Ryan pointed to a shuttered GM plant in his hometown as proof of Obama’s failed policies. The truth will make your head hurt.

Signs Of Trouble In The Chinese Economy

Signs are brewing that the Chinese economy is slowing down significantly.

Former Michigan Congressman Thad McCotter Kept In Office By Serial Fraud

The weird tale of Thad McCotter’s nominating petitions just got a heck of a lot weirder.

Enrollment Drops In Nation’s Largest School Districts, Educators Still Wedded To The Past

As public education continues to wallow in the past, some parents are looking elsewhere for alternatives.

Detroit To Start Turning Out The Lights

The City of Detroit appears ready to abandon vast sections of itself to the metaphorical jungle.

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The Green Light, Red Light Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Mitt Romney’s Silly Attempt to Take Credit For Saving The Auto Industry

Mitt Romney is being rightfully ridiculed for trying to take credit for saving General Motors and Chrysler.