A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials

The Detroit News. May 10, 2018

Get cops out of fencing racket

A bill moving through the state Legislature would get police out of the petty theft racket, but would leave the door open for them to continue engaging in grand larceny. Still, it's an important step, and the measure ...

Steve Mnuchin: Israel deserves to have U.S. Embassy in its capital

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday that moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is "the right thing to do."

"This is the capital of Israel. Israel is one of our closest partners. Israel is absolutely fighting terrorism with us," Mr. Mnuchin said on Fox News.

President Trump decided ...

Donald Trump celebrates opening of new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

President Trump touted the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday as tensions in the region escalated over the decision.

"U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem will be covered live on @FoxNews & @FoxBusiness. Lead up to 9:00 A.M. (eastern) event has already begun. A great day for ...

Donald Glover, the Performer Holding a Mirror to America

India Ross, Financial Times
A black man dances bare-chested in a huge warehouse in streaming white light. He folds his body into a strange, balletic pose, withdraws a pistol from a back pocket, and shoots a blindfolded man in the head. This, the shooter turns to tell us, is America.

Senate Should Confirm Barry Myers to Lead NOAA

Lautenbacher & Vanasse, RCP
NOAA – the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – needs its leader! President Trump nominated Barry Lee Myers, the CEO of AccuWeather, to the post in mid-October. The Senate Commerce Committee has twice advanced Myers’ nomination to the full Senate. All that’s needed to fill this important job is a majority vote on the Senate floor, which both Democrats and Republicans expect to happen. Unfortunately, partisan politics keeps getting in the way, delaying the vote.

How Iran Could Turn Our Friends Against Us

Samantha Vinograd, CNN
Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the President of the United States. Modeled on the President's Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the director of national intelligence prepares for the President almost daily, my Presidential Weekly Briefing focuses on the topics and issues the President needs to know about to make informed decisions. Here's this week's briefing: