Political Capital

Chris Christoff

Discarded mattresses in front of the abandoned Fisher Body Plant 21 building in Detroit.

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Discarded mattresses in front of the abandoned Fisher Body Plant 21 building in Detroit.

Detroit: Going to School on Bankruptcy

Add bankruptcy to the list of Detroit brands that inspire intellectual pursuits, along with making cars, the growth of unions, strained race relations and Motown Music. A new, 13-week course at Wayne State University in Detroit will explore why the...

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Kevyn Orr, Detroit's Emergency Financial Manager, speaks during an interview in New York, on July 26, 2013.

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Kevyn Orr, Detroit's Emergency Financial Manager, speaks during an interview in New York, on July 26, 2013.

Detroit’s Orr: ‘The Man’ Who Would Be a Ski Instructor

Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is by all accounts a successful Washington bankruptcy attorney who, in his words, took on “the Olympics of restructuring” that’s produced the biggest U.S. municipal bankruptcy. So, what would he rather do if it were...

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Prince Fielder #28, right, of the Detroit Tigers gets a high-five from Bryan Holaday #50 after a 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on September 13, 2013 in Detroit.

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Prince Fielder #28, right, of the Detroit Tigers gets a high-five from Bryan Holaday #50 after a 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on September 13, 2013 in Detroit.

Snyder: ‘Win the World Series’ to Help Revive Detroit

A rabbi from Brooklyn who’s a Detroit Tigers fan asked Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday how Tigers fans around the world could help revive the bankrupt Motor City. Rabbi Avraham Berkowitz, 37, of Chabad Lubavitch headquarters in New York,...

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Michigan State Police in riot gear push back protestors who are blocking a street during a rally at the state Capitol to protest a vote on Right-to-Work legislation on Dec. 11, 2012 in Lansing.

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Michigan State Police in riot gear push back protestors who are blocking a street during a rally at the state Capitol to protest a vote on Right-to-Work legislation on Dec. 11, 2012 in Lansing.

Michigan’s Snyder Less Popular After Right-to-Work Bill

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s popularity has taken a beating since he backed a right-to-work bill during the legislature’s recent lame duck session. Republican Snyder’s approval rating dipped to 38 percent, with 56 percent of voters disapproving of his job performance,...

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