Sunday, January 13, 2013

Policy News from Detroit: January 13, 2013

FEATURED

Bridge to Canada: Al Madrigal exposes slick-talking Canadian bridge builders operating in Michigan
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-january-9-2013/bridge-to-canada?xrs=playershare_fb

Information In America Moves 33,480,000 Times Faster Than It Did 200 Years Ago
http://jalopnik.com/5975008/information-in-america-moves-33480000-times-faster-than-it-did-200-years-ago

In Beleaguered Detroit, a Media-Wise Group Shows Reporters the Brighter Side
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/14/business/media/detroit-group-helps-journalists-cover-the-citys-ups-and-downs.html

Detroit 360 Film
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnpCCzr8QW4&feature=youtu.be


BUSINESS / AUTO

American industry is on the move
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6709cc5c-58ed-11e2-b59d-00144feab49a.html?goback=.gde_1334187_member_202614638

Detroit showcases global car trend
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2fd3ead8-5c26-11e2-ab38-00144feab49a.html

How GM Lost -- And Found -- The Path To Innovation
http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmuller/2013/01/13/how-gm-lost-and-found-the-path-to-innovation/

Automakers let app developers drive innovation
http://www.freep.com/article/20130111/BUSINESS01/130111014/Automakers-let-app-developers-drive-innovation

Detroit Sheds Pounds For Gas-Mileage Gains
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324595704578239812708897212.html

GQ's Detroit Auto Show Preview
http://www.gq.com/cars-gear/cars/201301/detroit-auto-show-jamie-lincoln-kitman#slide=1


CITIES / URBANISM

35 Urban Innovations We're Watching This Year
http://mashable.com/2012/12/31/top-global-innovations/

Washington’s Economic Boom, Financed by You
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/magazine/washingtons-economic-boom-financed-by-you.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Game Changers | Planning: The Great Lakes Century
http://www.metropolismag.com/story/20130109/game-changers-planning-the-great-lakes-century

America's "greenest street" provides a blueprint for sustainable urban development
http://www.gizmag.com/chicago-cermak-road-greenest-street-america/25661/

Toward the Walkable City
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2013/01/toward-walkable-city/4195/


MICHIGAN POLICY & POLITICS

Editorial: Time to get Michigan moving
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130111/OPINION01/301110323/1008/opinion01/Editorial-Time-get-Michigan-moving

Snyder applauds Detroit's efforts, slows the financial review
http://www.freep.com/article/20130111/NEWS01/301110119/Snyder-applauds-Detroit-s-efforts-slows-the-financial-review?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Trying to predict the future of the Great Lakes
http://www.michiganradio.org/post/trying-predict-future-great-lakes

Lower west side story: 'Gateway Project' may revive once-thriving stretch near downtown GR
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130113/NEWS/301139997/lower-west-side-story-gateway-project-may-revive-once-thriving

EDITORIAL: Leadership, trust keys to Future City
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130113/NEWS/301139978/editorial-leadership-trust-keys-to-future-city


DETROIT POLICY & POLITICS

Forces rally to redefine Detroit
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130111/OPINION03/301110332/Forces-rally-redefine-Detroit?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Editorial: Time's running out for Detroit
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130107/OPINION01/301070304/Editorial-Time-s-running-out-Detroit?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Detroit Mayor: Takeover Decision Could Come Friday
http://abcnews.go.com/US/t/story/detroit-mayor-takeover-decision-friday-18165280

Nancy Kaffer: Bing, council pulling together as Detroit's crisis grows
http://www.freep.com/article/20130109/COL43/301110007/Nancy-Kaffer-Bing-council-pulling-together-as-crisis-grows?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Opinion

Brian Dickerson: Detroit Future City plan confronts grim realities and maps a plausible way forward
http://www.freep.com/article/20130110/COL04/301100126/Editorial-Detroit-Future-City-plan-confronts-grim-realities-and-maps-a-plausible-way-forward?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE


REGIONAL NEWS

Robert Ficano must give deposition in lawsuit by former aide
http://www.freep.com/article/20130109/NEWS02/130109092/Robert-Ficano-must-give-deposition-lawsuit-by-former-aide?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

I-69 International Trade Corridor NDMC launches new website
http://i-69internationaltradecorridor.com/

Sandy Pierce named chairman, CEO of FirstMerit Michigan
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130109/NEWS/130109868/sandy-pierce-named-chairman-ceo-of-firstmerit-michigan

Canton embarks on new marketing plan
http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20130113/NEWS03/301130456


TRANSPORTATION

Netherlands' futuristic highway plans largely impractical in Michigan
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130111/OPINION03/301110345/Netherland-s-futuristic-highway-plans-largely-impractical-Michigan?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Woodward light-rail project will receive $25 million in federal funding
http://www.freep.com/article/20130110/NEWS01/130110064/ray-lahood-to-visit-detroit?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Michigan%20news|s

How Are Michigan's Roads? Tell SEMCOG the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
http://dearborn.patch.com/articles/how-are-michigans-roads-tell-semcog-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly#youtube_video-12819114


DETROIT BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Detroit: after decades of urban blight, technology boom gives Motor City hope
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/12/detroit-technology-fresh-hope

Detroit Works unveils 'Future City' concept, suggests uses for vacant land
http://www.freep.com/article/20130108/NEWS01/130108058

Developer pitches $1B commonwealth for Belle Isle
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130112/BIZ/301120319/Developer-pitches-1B-commonwealth-Belle-Isle?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Belle Isle: Motown's Monaco
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130112/NEWS/301139971/belle-isle-motowns-monaco

A plan to save Detroit: Report calls for a smaller, stronger Motor City
http://www.freep.com/article/20130109/BUSINESS06/301090119/A-plan-to-save-Detroit-Report-calls-for-a-smaller-stronger-Motor-City?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Online ideas kickstart new Detroit businesses
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130108/BIZ/301080356/Online-ideas-kickstart-new-Detroit-businesses?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Dan Gilbert sets sights on another downtown Detroit skyscraper
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130107/BIZ/301070433/Dan-Gilbert-sets-sights-another-downtown-Detroit-skyscraper?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Kresge Foundation gives $150 million to help make a leaner, greener Detroit
http://www.freep.com/article/20130110/BUSINESS06/301100246/Kresge-Foundation-gives-150-million-to-help-make-a-leaner-greener-Detroit?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Cobo Center's $299M revamp on target
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130110/BIZ/301100338/Cobo-Center-s-299M-revamp-target?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detroit nudged into 21st century with 'Future City' plan
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130110/OPINION03/301100368/Detroit-nudged-into-21st-century-Future-City-plan?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detroit Works report recommends realigned transportation, employment districts, land reuse, lighting solutions
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130109/NEWS/130109875/detroit-works-report-recommends-realigned-transportation-employment

From vacant to vibrant: A coalition rises
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/vacantprops113.aspx

Q&A with George Jackson DEGC
http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2013/01/qa_plans_for_tiger_stadium_sit.html


CULTURE / OTHER

The Rise of Graffiti in Detroit
http://news.yahoo.com/rise-graffiti-detroit-201100407.html

A Different Detroit, As A Native Tells It
http://www.npr.org/2013/01/05/168480013/digging-up-a-different-detroit

Detroit putting pieces back together, with food and art leading the way
http://www.twincities.com/life/ci_22305677/new-model-from-detroit-city-that-crashed-and?source=rss

Guest commentary: Detroit as vacation spot? Believe in it
http://www.freep.com/article/20130106/OPINION05/301060131

North America’s Mecca for Feather Bowling Is in Metro Detroit
http://news.yahoo.com/north-america-mecca-feather-bowling-metro-detroit-213500923.html

Detroit’s problems are also Toledo’s
http://www.toledoblade.com/JeffGerritt/2013/01/13/Detroit-s-problems-are-also-Toledo-s.html

Kresge to begin making grants to fuel Future City changes by summer
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130113/NEWS/301139976/kresge-to-begin-making-grants-to-fuel-future-city-changes-by-summer


NATIONAL POLICY & POLITICS

The great innovation debate
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21569393-fears-innovation-slowing-are-exaggerated-governments-need-help-it-along-great

State of the Climate | National Overview | Annual 2012
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/2012/13

No Longer the 'Party of Eisenhower and Reagan'
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/01/no-longer-the-party-of-eisenhower-and-reagan/267092/

Is Broadband Internet Access a Public Utility?
http://business.time.com/2013/01/09/is-broadband-internet-access-a-public-utility/

Made in America, Again
Bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. is politically savvy and can make economic sense.
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/509326/made-in-america-again/

ObamaCare's Health-Insurance Sticker Shock
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323936804578227890968100984.html

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Policy news from Detroit: January 6, 2013

FEATURED

‘I think Detroit’s going to comeback’
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/50301045/#50301045

EDITORIAL: Regional success -- Caring about Detroit is a matter of self-interest
http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20130103/OPINION/301030329/EDITORIAL-Regional-success-Caring-about-Detroit-matter-self-interest

Hope in Detroit: An Outsider on Motown’s Entrepreneurial Renaissance
http://www.xconomy.com/detroit/2012/12/18/hope-in-detroit-an-outsider-on-motowns-entrepreneurial-renaissance/

How Economic Development Is Changing the Geography of Urban Crime
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2012/12/how-economic-development-changing-geography-urban-crime/4187/

Reading the City
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/17/reading-the-city/

Demolition of dreams: 12 Detroit homes razed by mistake
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130105/METRO01/301050343/Demolition-dreams-12-Detroit-homes-razed-by-mistake?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE


MICHIGAN POLICY, POLITICS, & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Snyder signs transit, lighting, downtown arena bills: 'An exciting day for Detroit'
http://www.freep.com/article/20121219/NEWS06/121219037/gov-Rick-Snyder-Mayor-Dave-Bing-lame-duck-bills-legislation?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Snyder signs Detroit lighting, Red Wings arena, regional transit bills
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121219/POLITICS02/212190395/Snyder-signs-Detroit-lighting-Red-Wings-arena-regional-transit-bills?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Governor Snyder On Reinventing Michigan: More Than Meets The Eye
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2012/12/12/governor-snyder-on-reinventing-michigan-more-than-meets-the-eye/

Snyder signs bill ending fees to treasurers
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121222/POLITICS02/212220333/Snyder-signs-bill-ending-fees-treasurers?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Editorial: Reforms boost Michigan's ability to compete
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130103/OPINION01/301030340/Editorial-Reforms-boost-Michigan-s-ability-compete?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Lou Glazer: Improving Michigan's business climate may not yield dividends some expect
http://www.freep.com/article/20130106/OPINION01/301060159

NextEnergy, MEDC Launch Michigan Accelerating Technologies Grant
http://www.xconomy.com/detroit/2012/12/18/nextenergy-medc-launch-michigan-accelerating-technologies-energy-grant/

Brownfield has been backbone of urban development (Grand Rapids)
http://www.grbj.com/articles/75785-brownfield-has-been-backbone-of-urban-development


DETROIT POLICY & POLITICS

What will happen to Detroit?
http://metrotimes.com/columns/what-will-happen-to-detroit-1.1423587

Bing announces new plans to raise $50M in revenue for Detroit
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121219/METRO01/212190411/Bing-announces-new-plans-raise-50M-revenue-Detroit?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Next mayor faces unclear role amid Detroit's woes
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130101/METRO01/301010325/Next-mayor-faces-unclear-role-amid-city-s-woes?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detroit Works Project readies plan for key areas of city
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121220/NEWS/121229982/-detroit-works-project-readies-plan-for-key-areas-of-city

Detroit to reach turning point
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130103/OPINION03/301030346/Detroit-reach-turning-point?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s


DETROIT BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Detroit beginning to hear rumblings of renewal
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/travel/2013/01/06/1-detroit-beginning-to-hear-rumblings-of-renewal.html

Welcome to the New Businesses -- Thank You to Those Businesses That Stayed
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christina-loviogeorge/detroit-business-community_b_2411469.html

Gilbert, partners buy 5 more Detroit buildings, including Kresge
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121219/BIZ/212190351/Gilbert-partners-buy-5-more-Detroit-buildings-including-Kresge?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Dan Gilbert's investments in Detroit could serve as a catalyst for even more development
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121224/OPINION01/212240314/Dan-Gilbert-s-investments-Detroit-could-serve-catalyst-even-more-development?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Midtown's boom shows no sign of slowing down
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121221/BIZ/212210338/Midtown-s-boom-shows-no-sign-slowing-down?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Cobo Center's new riverside atrium entrance is nearly ready
http://www.freep.com/article/20121221/BUSINESS06/312210042/Cobo-Center-s-new-riverside-atrium-entrance-is-nearly-ready?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detroit takes first step toward injecting life into Hart Plaza
http://www.freep.com/article/20121221/BUSINESS06/312210143/Detroit-takes-first-step-toward-injecting-life-into-Hart-Plaza?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Detroit cultural gems DSO, DIA and science center show luster again
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121220/ENT01/212200394/Detroit-cultural-gems-DSO-DIA-science-center-show-luster-again?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

An Idea To Build A Tiny Forest In Detroit’s Heart
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1671553/an-idea-to-build-a-tiny-forest-in-detroits-heart#1

Detroit Mobile City IOS Conference Hopes To Spur City's Tech Economy
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/27/mobile-city-detroit-ios-conference-tech_n_2365221.html

Detroit Breaking Ground As Lab For Wireless Innovation
http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/12/18/detroit-breaking-ground-as-lab-for-wireless-innovation/

Ford announces $10-million community center in Mexicantown
http://www.freep.com/article/20121218/NEWS01/121218060/ford-to-open-mexicantown-community-center?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

An Urban Tree Farm Grows In Detroit
http://www.npr.org/2012/12/21/167807136/an-urban-tree-farm-grows-in-detroit

Detroit's Big Three trying to power up Motor City
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/detroits-big-three-trying-power-motor-city-1B7818498

Developing Detroit: Five major developments to keep an eye on in 2013
http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2013/01/developing_detroit_five_major.html


NATIONAL POLICY & POLITICS

7 Facts About Government Benefits and Who Gets Them
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/12/7-facts-about-government-benefits-and-who-gets-them/266428/

America’s European moment
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21569024-troubling-similarities-between-fiscal-mismanagement-washington-and-mess

The dangers of ‘outsourcing’ public education
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/01/05/the-dangers-of-outsourcing-public-education/

Rob Sisson: Building a greener future for the GOP
http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/conscience-realist/2013/jan/6/rob-sisson-explains-how-he-building-greener-future/


TRANSPORTATION

Imagine Air Travel Without Hassle: Surf Air Can
http://www.fastcompany.com/3002963/imagine-air-travel-without-hassle-surf-air-can?goback=.gde_771237_member_198546952

PSFK toured the UK airline's newest clubhouse and spa at JFK and LHR.
http://www.psfk.com/2013/01/virgin-atlantic-jfk-lhr-clubhouse.html?goback=.gde_771237_member_200864337

What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/01/what-really-matters-increasing-transit-ridership/4275/

Ann Arbor officials hope new railroad ownership could boost commuter rail, greenway plans
http://www.annarbor.com/news/ann-arbor-officials-hopeful-new-ownership-of-ann-arbor-railroad-will-bring-improved-relations/

Airport City Manchester – a £650 million ‘Aerotropolis’
http://designbuildsource.com.au/airport-city-manchester-a-650-million-aerotropolis

Youths demonstrate at 8 Mile and Woodward for 'truly regional' transit
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2013/01/youths_demonstrate_at_8_mile_a.html

Editorial: Repair Michigan's infrastructure
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121228/OPINION01/212280336/1008/opinion01/Editorial-Repair-Michigan-s-infrastructure

2 Washtenaw County reps appointed to Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority board
http://annarbor.com/news/2-washtenaw-county-representatives-appointed-regional-transit-authority-board/

50 Best and Worst US Transportation Projects, State By State
http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/24404

How an Industrial City Reinvented Itself as a Sustainability Hub
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2012/12/how-industrial-city-reinvented-itself-sustainability-hub/4186/


REGIONAL NEWS

Wayne County short on cash, but not on appointees
http://www.freep.com/article/20130106/NEWS02/301060266/Wayne-County-short-on-cash-but-not-on-appointees?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Fmr. Ficano fundraiser denies wrongdoing; invokes 5th Amendment rights to avoid some questions
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/fmr-ficano-fundraiser-denies-wrongdoing-invokes-fifth-amendment-rights-to-avoid-some-questions

Crain's puts money on the map: Major investments along 5 regional roadways
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130102/NEWS/130109985/money-on-the-map-major-investments-along-5-regional-roadways

Tom Walsh: What's next for Michigan's economy to be discussed at Detroit Economic Club luncheon
http://www.freep.com/article/20130106/COL06/301060157/Tom-Walsh-What-s-next-for-Michigan-s-economy-to-be-discussed-at-Detroit-Economic-Club-luncheon

Wayne County leaders vow to trim deficit
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130104/METRO01/301040371/1409/metro/Wayne-County-leaders-vow-trim-deficit

Carol Cain: Hackel extols virtues of Macomb living
http://www.freep.com/article/20130106/COL24/301060139/Carol-Cain-Hackel-extols-virtues-of-Macomb-living

Auto industry drives investment along Michigan Avenue in 2012
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121227/NEWS/121229926/auto-industry-drives-investment-along-michigan-avenue-in-2012

Van Dyke: $1.3 billion in manufacturing, Menards and Shelby restaurants
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121226/NEWS/121229936/van-dyke-1-3-billion-in-manufacturing-menards-and-shelby

John P. McCulloch is new Huron-Clinton Metroparks director
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/01/03/news/local_news/doc50e52efc681b5619017371.txt

Busy corridors: Heart of Detroit gets spotlight, but arteries draw development, too
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130106/NEWS/130109930/busy-corridors-heart-of-detroit-gets-spotlight-but-arteries-draw


CITIES / URBANISM / SUSTAINABILITY

Return to the City: Renewal of Inner City Retail Stores
http://www.forbes.com/sites/walterloeb/2012/12/28/return-to-the-city-renewal-of-inner-city-retail-stores/

America's Baby Boom And Baby Bust Cities
http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkotkin/2012/12/21/americas-baby-boom-and-baby-bust-cities/

Foundations are credited with resurrecting the Pittsburgh's economy after the 1980s' collapse
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/business/news/foundations-are-credited-with-resurrecting-the-pittsburghs-economy-after-the-1980s-collapse-667625/

The 5 Most Important Sustainability Stories of 2013
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2013/01/5-most-important-sustainability-stories-2013/4288/


2012

The Best Green Ideas of 2012
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/technology/2012/12/best-green-ideas-2012/4280/

M@dison Building, D:hive, coffee shops dominate start-up news in 2012
http://www.modeldmedia.com/startupnews/startupnewstopfive121812.aspx

51 coolest gadgets of 2012
http://money.cnn.com/gallery/technology/2012/12/26/cool-gadgets.fortune/index.html

8 ways Detroit restored our faith in humanity in 2012
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/12/5_ways_detroit_restored_our_fa.html#incart_river_default

Detroit 2012: A Look Back At The City's Biggest Trends And Most Memorable Moments
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/31/detroit-2012-michigan-year-in-review_n_2389633.html?utm_hp_ref=detroit

Detroit in 2012: The Year Our Tech Scene Became Legit
http://www.xconomy.com/detroit/2012/12/27/detroit-in-2012-the-year-our-tech-scene-became-legit/

Future City Tactical -- 12 Musings From Detroit 2012
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-lorimer/impact-investing_b_2405511.html

CULTURE / OTHER

Joe Scarborough: Newtown Shooting Made 'Ideologies Of My Past' On Guns Irrelevant (VIDEO)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/17/joe-scarborough-newtown-shooting_n_2315100.html

The Freedom of an Armed Society
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/the-freedom-of-an-armed-society/?smid=fb-share

Goodbye, CCHA
http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20121230/SPORTS02/212300311/Goodbye-CCHA

Hazen Pingree: Quite possibly Detroit's finest mayor
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130106/METRO/301060302/Hazen-Pingree-Quite-possibly-Detroit-s-finest-mayor?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Tom Walsh: Detroit is missing an auto tourist attraction
http://www.livingstondaily.com/article/20130106/OPINION01/301060336/Tom-Walsh-Detroit-missing-an-auto-tourist-attraction

How NASA might build its very first warp drive
http://io9.com/5963263/how-nasa-will-build-its-very-first-warp-drive

Remains to Be Seen
‘Detroit City Is the Place to Be,’ by Mark Binelli
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/books/review/detroit-city-is-the-place-to-be-by-mark-binelli.html?_r=0

For a better tomorrow, the time to act is now, futurist says
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/health/for-a-better-tomorrow-the-time-to-act-is-now-futurist-says-668444/