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Column: Remembering JFK’s inspiration

On the centennial of his birth, it’s time to revisit the memoir that shaped his world view, ‘Pilgrim’s Way’...

Column: It’s time for a new Soo Lock

Only extraordinary maintenance has prevented a disruption that would devastate the economy, congressmen write...

Smith: Thank all military members

This day represents many things to many people, but take a moment to pause and remember hat this day truly represents...

Díaz: Mesa Councilman Ryan Winkle should resign now

Elvia Diaz: It’s admirable that the 38-year-old Winkle wants to keep fighting to remain on the council. But he's only delaying the inevitable....

Memorial Day is meditation and remembrance

Reflect today on what the monuments, from grand to modest, represent; Bondsteel isn't just a name on a bridge....

CMS will lose more families under new zone plan

Observer readers comment on CMS, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Sandy Hook, school shootings, health care costs, Medicare, media leaks, U.S. intelligence, Memorial Day, diplomacy,...

This Memorial Day, I’ll remember Dad and Uncle Bud

On this Memorial Day, let me tell you a story about my family, war, death, and remembrance....

Jared Kushner ‘forgot’ Russian contact? That’s laughable – but not funny

Jared Kushner’s claim that he ‘forgot’ a Russian contact when he applied for security clearance is laughable to anyone who ever had one, even without reports that he wanted a...

On Memorial Day, remember these 2 who died fighting today's hate

Army veteran Ricky Best and newly commissioner Army lieutenant Richard Collins III were both casualties in an unconventional war, against hate and intolerance here at home....

Safe haven might have saved friend and advocate

Activist Paul Yabor died of a drug overdose days before Mayor Kenney’s opioid task force recommended establishing safe sites for users to inject heroin....

Our View: Arizona won the NAFTA battle. Now let's win the war

Editorial: The debate is no longer about killing NAFTA, but making it better. Here's how Arizona can (and should) be involved in its modernization....

Column: Securing free speech at UM

Central Student Government blocked a bid to boost protections, despite instances of free speech being limited on campus...

Kaffer: Michigan is failing our teachers

There's a teacher shortage in Michigan, and it's going to get worse....

Will justices tip hand on future of gerrymandering?

Justices may tip hand as early as next month on Wisconsin case that will determine the future of partisan gerrymandering...

Remembering Lt. John F. Kennedy: Salute military exploits on his 100th birth anniversary

There is no denying the remarkable qualities Kennedy showed as Naval commander in World War II....

Editorial: Don’t delay teacher pension overhaul

Lawmakers have introduced bills that would close pension system to new hires; this is best for teachers, taxpayers...

Column: Patriotism key to Memorial Day

This holiday, join others in restoring a Detroit park dedicated to one of our sacred dead, Warren writes...

A bad health care system is about to get worse, thanks to politics

The struggle in D.C. pales next to the struggle of American families, but apparently that hasn't registered with the political players....

No surprise in assault on reporter

Increasingly, the right can't handle the truth, or criticism, or even questions. This bodes ill for the United States....

Montini: Three years later, a veteran still can't fix his wife's grave

E.J. Montini: James Larsen is 89 and ailing. But he's not about to stop fighting to make the names of the dead more legible....