Charles E. Ramirez The Detroit News Published 2:42 p.m. UTC Aug 1, 2018 Dr. Donald Golden, the founder of Detroit Optical Centers, or D.O.C. Optics Corp., died July 30, 2018. He was 99. He was a only a few months shy of his 100 birthday, according to his family. Golden, who most recently lived in Bal Harbour, Florida, started the Southfield-based eyewear company in 1946. His son, Richard, took over the business and it grew to 118 stores in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Wisconsin and Florida. Richard became known for his fancy footwork in the company's 1990s television commercials for its "sexy specs." In 2007, the eyeglasses company was sold to Italian company Luxottica Group for $110 million. Survivors include his wife, Marion, sons Michael, Richard and Randy as well as several grandchildren and great-grand children. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Norma. A funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at The Ira Kaufman … [Read more...] about D.O.C. founder Donald Golden dies at 99
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Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Retropolis by Alex Horton by Alex Horton Email the author May 3 Email the author In a way, John McCain trained in the art of defiance years before his de-winged aircraft cratered at a Hanoi lake. His Vietnamese captors pulled him from the water, stabbed him repeatedly with a bayonet and crushed his shoulder with a rifle butt. His right knee was twisted at a 90-degree angle. Provide helpful information, they told him, and medical care for his shattered body would be provided. McCain refused, and he was beaten unconscious. Prison guards were in charge at that moment, and some semblance of that violent cause and effect … [Read more...] about John McCain rebelled at the Naval Academy — and as a POW — long before he was a Senate maverick
Supported by Politics By JEREMY W. PETERS and ELIZABETH DIASAPRIL 24, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story WASHINGTON — The conservative Christian coalition that helped usher President Trump into power in 2016 is planning its largest midterm election mobilization ever, with volunteers fanning out from the church pews to the streets to register voters, raise money and persuade conservatives that they cannot afford to be complacent this year.But the cumulative weight of scandals in Mr. Trump’s private and public life is threatening to overshadow what the religious right sees as its most successful string of policy victories in a generation. And Republicans will be up against not only a resurgent liberal opposition to Mr. Trump but also the historical disadvantages that burden any party in full control of Washington, especially in the first off-year congressional elections of a president’s term.“The … [Read more...] about Shrugging Off Trump Scandals, Evangelicals Look to Rescue G.O.P.
China’s proposed tariffs on soybeans would hit hard in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota and other states with highly competitive House and Senate races. By JONATHAN MARTINAPRIL 18, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story CASSELTON, N.D. — Here in the largest soybean-producing county in the country, a snowy winter has left North Dakota farmers like Robert Runck with time on their hands before spring planting — time they have spent stewing over how much they stand to lose if President Trump starts a trade war with China.“If he doesn’t understand what he’s doing to the nation by doing what he’s doing, he’s going to be a one-term president, plain and simple,” said Mr. Runck, a fourth-generation farmer who voted for Mr. Trump. Pausing outside the post office in this town of 2,300, Mr. Runck said the repercussions could be more immediate for Representative Kevin Cramer, a … [Read more...] about Across Midwest, Farmers Warn of G.O.P. Losses Over Trump’s Trade Policy
Supported by Politics By JEREMY W. PETERSAPRIL 17, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story WASHINGTON — As chief executive of the influential conservative think tank Heritage Action for America, Michael Needham waged years of unforgiving political warfare against the Republican Party establishment, deepening the divide between party leaders and grass-roots activists that helped elevate Donald J. Trump to the presidency.Now Mr. Needham is leaving his job there to become chief of staff for one of the Republican establishment’s favorite sons, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida.The move is certain to raise questions about whether Mr. Rubio, whose hopes of becoming president in 2016 were dashed by Mr. Trump, may be positioning himself for another run. And it underscores how unsettled the conservative movement remains nearly two years after Mr. Trump won the Republican presidential nomination and became the party’s … [Read more...] about Marco Rubio, Darling of G.O.P. Establishment, Hires a Thorn in Its Side