Back in the summer of 2009, this was my summer excursion. There are some good things happening there but they still have a long way to go to become the great city they had been known as. The question is what would it take?
In the vid above Bill Whittle, Steve Green, and Michelle Fields on PJTV take aim at one-party rule and "blue state" policies. Namely not making Detroit a business friendly city and them being more of a union friendly city.
Also, I found these two articles over at Instapundit regarding Detroit. This column by Michael Barone was mentioned in the PJTV video above. This opens up another attack on not just a corrupt one-party union friendly government, but on the idea of "big unit" businesses. That is a major conglomerate or big business, big labor, or big government called all the shots.
I'm sure Detroit is the example of a one-industry town that now has to find its footing because the one-industry no longer remained in Detroit. We can still call that city "Motown", but what other identity can Detroit give itself. At least we still know them for their sports and for Barry Gordy's Motown Records. :P
Also, another unfortunate thing about Detroit is that they may have to view their cultural artifacts as assets that could be eyed for purchase to pay down debts. Painting, sculptures, etc could be bought out of Detroit although surely someone could come out of the woodworks to keep these items in Detroit.
Time will tell if this once great American city can once again become GREAT!