Daniel Howes The Detroit News Published 9:45 AM EDT Oct 13, 2018 Detroit News Columnist Daniel Howes and Michigan Radio are partners in weekly essays examining what’s hot in Michigan business and politics – and what it all means. This week, Howes says the comebacks of Detroit, its automakers and Michigan are facing skepticism. Blame history – their own. Look no further than the stock market, where doubts the hometown automakers are for real is being expressed where it counts: in stock prices. Given this town’s embrace of mediocrity for way too long, that shouldn’t be surprising.