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Rick Haglund: What’s behind Patterson’s economic legacy in Oakland County

Within hours of his death on Aug. 3, journalists served up two stark portraits of controversial Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. Some condemned Patterson...

Column: The Supreme Court decision that kept suburban schools segregated

America recently marked the 65-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education – a landmark case intended to abolish...

Ken Coleman: When it comes to L. Brooks Patterson’s bigotry, I...

L. Brooks Patterson, the longtime charismatic and curmudgeonly Oakland County executive, died on Saturday at age 80 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  Yes, I’m...
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Longtime Oakland County Executive Patterson dies of pancreatic cancer

L. Brooks Patterson, a GOP stalwart and longtime Oakland County executive who made a name for himself fighting busing in metro Detroit, died Saturday...

On this day: SCOTUS rules on Milliken v. Bradley Detroit busing...

On July 25, 1974, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruled against cross-district busing in the landmark case, Milliken v. Bradley. The case...

Milliken v. Bradley: The Michigan court case at the heart of...

Determined and deliberate, Linda Moragne in 1971 enrolled at Detroit Cody High, an overwhelmingly white school on the city’s far westside. The 14-year-old African...

Jennifer Ladino: Visiting national parks could change your thinking about patriotism

When I took a post-college job as a seasonal ranger at Grand Teton National Park 23 years ago, I noticed right away that my...
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Frederick Douglass: What to the slave is the Fourth of July?

Editor’s note: In February 2017, while marking African American History Month, President Donald Trump praised Frederick Douglass as “an example of somebody who’s done...
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Lee Iacocca, titan of the Detroit auto industry, dies at 94

Lee Iacocca, the legendary Ford executive credited with launching the Mustang and saving Chrysler in the 1980s, died Tuesday. He was 94. The news of...

Militia threats just paralyzed Oregon’s legislature. The movement’s roots in Michigan...

Updated 12:11 p.m. Oregon’s legislature grabbed some unwanted national headlines this week, as Republican state senators fled the state to avoid voting on a cap-and-trade...

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