What I'd do as president, part 3

by Ellis Washington --   "We the People" tell the government what to do, it doesn't tell us. "We the People" are the driver, the government is the car. And we decide more…

If I were mayor of Detroit, part 2

by Ellis Washington --   Jowakka Jones, Tupac Tipton, Jose Jesus Rodriguez, Shawniqua Thompson and Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick: The damn party's over! ~ Ellis Washington (a paraphrase of Justice Clarence Thomas's grandfather) more…

What I'd do as president, part 2

by Ellis Washington -- Ours was the first revolution in the history of mankind that truly reversed the course of government, and with three little words: "We the people." "We the people" more…

If I were mayor of Detroit

by Ellis Washington -- Show me a monopoly (liberalism) and I'll show you a tyranny (Detroit). ~ Ellis Washington Many of the policy assumptions in this column are presently untenable in Detroit more…

What I'd do as president

by Ellis Washington -- The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance. It is humbling to discover how many of our glib assumptions, which seem to us novel and more…

A critique of Justice Thurgood Marshall

by Ellis Washington -- George E.C. Hayes, Thurgood Marshall and James Nabrit congratulating one another following 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education What distinguishes the rule of law from more…

Detroit's 'Operation Sistergirl'

by Ellis Washington --   You can take the [sister]girl out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the [sister]girl. ~ Conventional wisdom of inner-city Detroit One of more…

The real Medellin Cartel

by Ellis Washington --   The president's authority to act, as with the exercise of any governmental power, "must stem either from an act of Congress or from the Constitution itself." ~ more…

Stalin in Detroit

by Ellis Washington --   [State-controlled] education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. ~ Joseph Stalin As I traverse more…