By most measures, President Barack Obama emerged far stronger than his Republican adversaries in Washington's latest fiscal fight. He gave away virtually nothing and his hard-line tactics exposed deep divisions among Republicans and growing public frustration with the GOP.
Fall has arrived in Michigan and people take to the roads for color tours all over the state. As I make my short drives around town, I am tempted to “forget” my true destination and just keep on going. Traverse City? Pentwater? Ludington?
Same-sex couples queued up all afternoon at county courthouses, some even carrying wedding flowers. Then a federal judge deciding whether to throw out Michigan's gay marriage ban shocked everyone, saying simply: Wait 'til next year.