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The heart of the matter: What counts after Election Day

The vicissitudes of politics bring me back to the core issues; the electoral process amounts to only a part of what makes a democracy work.


Bush, Reagan also acted to protect immigrants

President Obama's anticipated order that would shield millions of immigrants now living illegally in the U.S. from deportation is not without precedent.


State-named panel to run Detroit finances for 13 years

A nine-member, state-named panel, with no unionists among its initial appointees, will run Detroit's finances for the next 13 years, a court-approved bankruptcy exit plan says.


SCOTUS to rule on whether retirees can get health benefits for life

Can retirees get lifetime health care benefits under a union contract?  That question hit the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 10.


Louise Koszalka dies at 100

Louise (Jones) Ferragut Koszalka, May 12, 1914, to Oct. 31, 2014, passed away peacefully at home with her family.


Detroit bankruptcy solved – for now: What about other cities?

Everyone is congratulating Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and his emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, for helping to craft a bankruptcy settlement in Detroit.


Seismic shift seen in Florida Cuban American vote

Despite winning the gubernatorial race in Florida last week, exit polling shows that Gov. Rick Scott lost Cuban-Americans to his Democratic opponent, 50 to 46 percent.


The fog that blinded the electorate

There were local and geographical peculiarities, but when an election was as uniformly one-sided as this one was, deeper explanations are required.


Midterms 2014: high anxiety and low turnout

Democrats faced a bleak day-after with the Republican takeover of the Senate and resounding GOP victories on the state level.


Fueled by big money, voter worries, GOP makes big gains

The GOP won control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, increased its majority in the House, and won important governors' races around the country.

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