Columns

COMMENTARY: Liberty of Conscience under attack in era of social intolerance

August 5, 2022

By Samuel Damren In the last term of the Supreme Court, a majority of justices laid groundwork to undermine one of the unique American contributions to the structure of modern government: the principle of separation of church and state. This commentary discusses ...

MY TURN: Brothers worked 'hard' and 'smart' on landmark farm

August 5, 2022

By Tom Kirvan It was more than a quarter-century ago when I journeyed out to an agricultural jewel south of Ann Arbor to weave a story on the two brothers who dedicated their lives to polishing that gem. Howard and Kelven Braun were gracious hosts that day, ...

COMMENTARY: Hypocrisy finds unwelcome home at Jan. 6 hearings

August 5, 2022

By Berl Falbaum I know I have ranted about the following before but, I'm sorry, I need to say it again: I don't believe I have ever seen so much hypocrisy in one venue (the January 6 Select Committee hearings) even by the standard in our politics. And that's ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

August 5, 2022

Oakland County Probate Court Chief Judge Linda Hallmark has been selected as recipient of the 2022 Community Hero Award by the Oakland Mediation Center. "This award is in recognition of Judge Hallmark's amazing ongoing support of mediation and the Oakland ...

OFF THE PRESS

August 5, 2022

The history of what has been called a "rule of law Marshall Plan" is captured in a new book filled with both historical detail and dozens of personal accounts. The 67-chapter story, "Building the Rule of Law: Firsthand Accounts from a Thirty-Year ...

COMMENTARY: Candidate takes the bizarre to a higher level

August 5, 2022

By Berl Falbaum Today, dear friends, we are going to delve deep into the political mind of Herschel Walker, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Georgia. Walker, a former professional football player, caught my attention some time ago with his political ...