He started the Detroit riot. His son wrestles with the carnage.

He started the Detroit riot. His son wrestles with the carnage.

July 21, 2017 | Bill McGraw

Bill Scott threw the first bottle at police, an act that encouraged violent uprisings by black Detroiters in 1967. His son grew up thinking his race didn’t matter. Until one night, suddenly, it did.

A society of wimps

July 18, 2017 | T. R. Shaw Jr.

Fear of political blowback is making us reluctant to speak out on issues. That ought to scare the hell out of us.

Rising smoke, and terror on Detroit streets during 1967 violence

July 17, 2017 | Phil Power

The memories of the burning and looting remain deeply engraved as a cautionary tale of how things can go south so quickly

In Michigan: Who wins, who loses if GOP efforts slay Obamacare

July 17, 2017 | Ted Roelofs

Find out what pacemakers, tanning salons and buff young people have in common.

Voter information is already publicly available. And that’s all the Trump administration is getting.

July 14, 2017 | Barb Byrum

The Ingham County clerk advises voters not to withdraw their registration in an attempt to hide from the newly created federal Election Integrity Commission.

He became famous defending ‘Algiers Motel’ cops. Deal with it.

July 13, 2017 | Joel Kurth

With the release of “Detroit,” director Kathryn Bigelow’s film about the killings of three black teens during the 1967 unrest, the lawyer who successfully defended several infamous white Detroit officers looks back with indifference toward his critics.

A tale of two Rust Belts: Why Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo thrive, and factory towns struggle.

July 13, 2017 | John Austin

Cities with modern, diverse economies outpace places that are less-well-educated and more dependent in manufacturing.