Monday Dec 9
The American Prospect
Robbing Illinois's Public Employees
Detroit's bankruptcy and a new state law have gutted public-employee pensions-that's likely to become the new norm.
WNYC-AM New York
Why The Future of Public Pensions Could Be Bleak
Across the country, cities and states are trying to figure out how to address the growing public pension crisis.
Remembering Nelson Mandela's visit to Detroit
It was one of Detroit's crowning moments back in 1990 when Nelson Mandela came to the city and spoke to a crowd of thousands at the old Tiger Stadium.
Wall Street Journal
As Boomers Retire, We'll All Be Detroiters Soon
Analysts have warned for years about the massive underfunding of public pensions.
'Americanization' Leading the Way... in Attack on Workers
The day after two major developments in the U.S. saw worker pensions put on the chopping block in order to bail out state and local governments, an analysis in the New York Times shows that across the Atlantic, European nations are now stripping their worker protections and dismantling pensions as they follow the established American model of ... (more)
Detroit Free Press
Metro Detroiters' views split on bankruptcy ruling
'I was here before they had the bankruptcy. I'm going to be here after they clear it up.
PBS flashes back to TV golden age
Soupy Sales was a key part of Detroit's WXYZ-TV from his arrival in town in 1953.
OPINION: Rally around Kevyn Orr to hold off Detroit's financial buzzards
Nov. 27 --Pick the bones clean. If there was any doubt about the intentions of Detroit's creditors -- banks, unions all of them -- in the city's struggle to regain its financial footing, the last few weeks have wiped it away.
Judge to rule on Detroit bankruptcy eligibility Dec. 3
SHOT DEMARIUS REED IN AN OFF CAMPUS APARTMENT BUILDING. AND NEXT TUESDAY, IS DECISION DAY FOR DETROIT.
Detroit police chief works to end 'no-snitch' culture
BOARD FOR WAYNE COUNTY'S BIGGEST BOONDOGGLE. SO NOW WHAT? CHANGING THE CULTURE TO CRACKDOWN ON CRIME.