Columns

My Turn: Mass shootings becoming a way of American life

April 8, 2021

As I drove through one rural town after another recently en route to a funeral, I was struck by the number of bumper stickers bearing the message “God, Guns, and Guts Made America Free.” It was a discomforting message, especially for God, who ...

A meeting with two champs from yesteryear

April 8, 2021

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”    ~Muhammad Ali More than three decades ago, during the formative years of my newspaper career in the Ann Arbor area, ...

My Turn: An unlikely case that turned into a 'deadly' switch

April 8, 2021

Laughs have been in short supply of late, due in large part to a nasty contagion that continues to spread faster than a California wildfire. Those tragedies then are compounded by a 24-hour news cycle that seems bent on reporting and dissecting every offhanded ...

My Turn: July 4th holiday offered a special meaning in 2020

April 8, 2021

This year’s July 4th celebration – with a few inglorious exceptions – was muted by a virus that seems to have caught its second wind. Our nation’s 244th birthday would have coincided with the 98th for a man who embodied the ideals ...

Latest trend in executive compensation: To include diversity and inclusion or not?

April 8, 2021

Companies are increasingly tying executive compensation to diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives in an effort to increase female and minority representation among the workforce and management. Despite progress in recent years, an overwhelming majority ...

Get to Know: Julia Hlwya

April 8, 2021

Julie A. Hlywa is a family law and criminal defense attorney in Eastpointe in Macomb County.  She graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy with a bachelor’s degree in English literature and language in 1998 and from the University of ...