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'Worst' tax code behind corporate flight

President Obama waves to military personnel as he arrives at MacDill Air Force Base aboard Air Force One for meetings at Central Command, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

It's not corporate greed or a lack of patriotism that is driving American corporations overseas, as President Barack Obama contends. It's one of the worst corporate tax codes in the developed world. More

Do corporations have Constitutional rights?

Benson John F. Martin / Courtesy: Wayne State University

Thirty-nine brave men signed the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, and cemented the foundation of our legal system, democracy and way of life for the centuries that followed. More

In praise of our supreme law

Miller: Though we are 'defined by our differences,' Americans still place great faith in the U.S. Constitution. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Today, millions of Americans will commemorate the adoption of the foundational legal document of our nation, the U.S. Constitution. More

Scotland is in no position to seek independence

Lennox: Scotland does not have the financial might to justify independence. Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

The Scottish and English haven't taken up arms, as forces loyal to both nations did here last in 1746, but political voices are waging a fierce war of rhetoric leading up to Thursday's historic referendum to determine whether Scotland secedes from the Uni More

Beware China organ harvesting

China carries out the second largest number of organ transplants per year in the world, and the waiting time for a vital organ there is only 1 to 4 weeks, compared to a few years here in America. More

Unions lead the way on equality in Michigan

Last month, the Michigan AFL-CIO co-sponsored the 25th anniversary Michigan Pride rally at the state capitol, standing up for the rights of our state's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. More

Detroit cops must retake the streets

Police Chief James Craig disbanded the Narcotics Section amid an investigation. Its replacement should come quickly to help stem drug activity that plagues some neighborhoods. Charles V. Tines / The Detroit News

Across the board, key pieces of community law enforcement are being neglected while the Detroit Police Department reorganizes its drug unit. More

Ex-Im Bank aids Michigan's recovery

The 2008 financial crisis and ensuing recession was but the latest blow to hit Michigan workers, who for years had watched their jobs outsourced overseas and their factories close. More

Dove Obama makes for a reluctant hawk

President Barack Obama was elected, in part, because he opposed the war in Iraq. Now Obama is leading the push against ISIS. Charles Dharapak / AP

As he offered to the nation his prescription for the most recent Middle East crisis, President Barack Obama reminded me of Michael Corleone in 'The Godfather: Part III.' ' More

The economics of network neutrality

When asked, even most well-educated Americans don’t understand the Federal Communications Commission’s purpose, nor how its policy decisions affect us. Even more elusive is the economic impact that those decisions have on American enterprises, both large and small. More

Caring for family is no 'burden'

In its August 2014 issue, National Geographic featured a story about hunger in America, part of an eight-month series on feeding the planet. 'The New Face of Hunger' presents often counterintuitive images of what is now being called More

Dispense with nationalist illusions

If ISIS does need to be handled militarily, America will need help from countries like France and Iraq. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP/Getty Images

After thousands of years of bloody wars among contending tribes, regions, and nations, is it finally possible to dispense with the chauvinist ideas of the past? More

Free speech needs no amending

Congress shouldn't meddle with free speech. Mladen Antonov / Getty Images

As election season enters full swing, Senate Democrats are taking the opportunity to garner votes by attempting to rewrite the Bill of Rights, something that hasn't been done since those rights were enshrined. More

Restorative justice keeps students in the classroom

Students can only make the most out of their education if they are in the classroom, learning.

Disciplining students by suspending or expelling them from school is counterintuitive, as preventing students from learning not only hurts the individual, it hurts the entire community. More

Restoring freedom to FOIA

Over time, federal agencies have flipped the Freedom of Information Act on its head. Congress clearly intended the FOIA to be a tool for the public to pry information out of federal agencies. More

With Snyder vs. Schauer, women have a big choice to make

Byrum Dale G. Young / The Detroit News

Two candidates are vying to be our next governor, and Michigan's women would be wise to pay attention not only to what each of them says, but also to what their records say about them. More

Column: Mr. Obama goes to war

President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on Sept. 10. SAUL LOEB / AFP/Getty Images

President Barack Obama has come to the realization that the war on terror doesn't end simply because you quit fighting it. The rest of America must get to the same place. More

Editorial: Don't botch Wayne County jail decision

The Wayne County Jail project has created many headaches for county officials. David Guralnick / The Detroit News

County Executive Bob Ficano is in a hurry to find a solution before his term is up, to reduce the harm to his legacy. More

Other writers, on war powers, Iraq and the NFL

Napolitano: President Barack Obama needs the approval of Congress to wage war on ISIS. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Ex-Judge Andrew Napolitano in Reason: James Madison is commonly referred to as the Father of the Constitution in large measure because, in the secrecy of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, he kept the most complete set of notes. More

Smith: Youth ensure we'll never forget 9/11

I saw a quote that claimed, 'Domestic Violence is now the NFL's No. 1 off-field issue.' Now? More

When sportsmen behave badly — again

In this February 2014 file photo from a still image taken from a hotel security video released by TMZ Sports, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punches his fiancee, Janay Palmer, in an elevator at the Revel casino in Atlantic City, N.J. AP

Again the sports world is rattled by men behaving badly, but this time with a twist: NFL player Ray Rice tried to stay when he should have gone, while NBA team owner Bruce Levenson left despite good reasons for him to stick around. More

MEA should be cheerleader for teachers, not bully

West Michigan teacher Peter Boyd has taken heat from the Michigan Education Association after he left the union in August 2013. Courtesy of the Mackinac Center

Martin Public Schools teacher Peter Boyd made a strategic decision last year. After 37 years in education, Boyd felt he wasn't getting much out of his union dues. So in August 2013, the West Michigan science teacher left his teachers union. More

Learning to choose the best Detroit schools

An essential piece of the school choice puzzle is having a comprehensive, unbiased guide to understanding which schools are doing better than others. In Detroit, schools vary widely in their performance. More

Tax fairness demands GOP action

Levin Charles Dharapak / AP

Imagine if you started using a friend's address in Canada to avoid paying U.S. taxes. You kept your house in Warren, sent your kids to Jefferson Elementary, used the Warren Public Library and relied on the police to keep you safe. More

Extremism in defense of re-election

 Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Since Barry Goldwater, accepting the Republicans' 1964 presidential nomination, said 'extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,' Democrats have been decrying Republican ' More

Ray Rice's crime and punishment

NFL star Ray Rice, once beloved by fans, has been turned into a pariah. Nick Wass / AP

The incident in which Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice savagely beat his fiancee in an elevator has garnered much attention, largely because the savagery was captured on video. More

In Iraq, Christians are victims of political Islam

There is a great deal of effort taking place to help ease and ultimately solve the massive displacement and humanitarian crisis that has engulfed the Christian communities of northern Iraq. More

13 years later, terror threat more complex than ever

Air strikes in Iraq, ongoing unrest in Syria and the beheadings of two American journalists are casting a long shadow over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. More

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