Restructuring wizard sets sights on Detroit

| Jul 22, 2013

Restructuring wizard sets sights on Detroit

The man who has become the face of Detroit’s historic bankruptcy planned to spend his weekend at home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, corralling the ferns that are overgrowing their planters and threatening his garden. Or maybe taking his two young children to the pool. ...

Jul 22, 2013

Governor says he won't ask for federal bailout

Michigan’s governor said Sunday he would not seek a U.S. government bailout for Detroit, saying bankruptcy was a necessary path to rebuild the once great American auto city. “And I don’t expect one. I’ve said before that the state cannot bail out the city ...

Detroit renews urban policy debate

| Jul 20, 2013

Detroit renews urban policy debate

by Dan Balz

A national urban policy would not have saved Detroit, but the city’s bankruptcy filing Thursday was a vivid reminder of how the problems of America’s cities have long ceased to be a focal point of the political debate in presidential campaigns or on Capitol ...

A native son's grim account of hard-luck lives

Mar 3, 2013

A native son's grim account of hard-luck lives

by Jeffrey Burke

DETROIT: An American Autopsy, by Charlie LeDuff. Penguin Press, 2013, 286 pp., $27.95 (hardcover) Charlie LeDuff’s “Detroit: An American Autopsy” is a hard-eyed look at some of the recent villains and victims of a city battered for half a century by political corruption, racial strife ...