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Anna Clark

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Anna Clark is a writer and journalist living in Detroit. She maintains the literary and social justice website, Isak.

The decline of industrial unions and significant demographic changes portend challenging times for the region’s Democrats.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Unpacking the Detroit mayoral race, where the two Democratic candidates are duking it out for the chance to lead under emergency manager Keyvn Orr’s shadow. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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What mark did the current mayor leave on the bankrupt city? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Why is a bankrupt city building a new $650 million “hockey arena district” to house the Detroit Red Wings? Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

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The Boston paper has suffered financially, but Monday's events show it remains invaluable. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

A conversation with Helaine Olen on her new book about personal-finance gurus Read more

Economic Policy

Right-to-work legislation was only the beginning. State Republicans have an entire docket full of legislation set to limit rights. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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The right-to-work bill may now be law, but organizers are already planning the next move. Read more

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The National Hockey League's low-ball contract offer could cost a lot of games, and a lot of communities their seasonal income. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

In the NFL referees lockout, the union is coming out ahead. Read more

Working in America

Karen Handel's exit from the organization reveals the discord surrounding the Planned Parenthood decision. Read more

Health and Social Policy

The breast-cancer awareness group caves to anti-choice groups and pulls its funds from Planned Parenthood. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Oregon's stay of execution for a death-row inmate signals a wider movement to stop capital punishment. Read more

Law and Justice

Students and alumni support sexual-abuse victims as scandal unfolds. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

A challenge to Michigan's anti-democratic law may bypass the courts. Read more

Article

Will excitement over women's soccer carry over to the American league? Read more

Article

Attorney General Eric Holder's weakened plan to stop rape in prison disappoints advocates. Read more

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Robin Black says making older women complicated heroines in fiction is a political act that can help bring about social change. Read more

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Small book publishers are looking to communities of loyal readers to support them. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

TAP talks to poet A. Van Jordan about institutional racism, the Jena 6, and the language of poetry. Read more

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