Is Rep. Shri Thanedar a new lion of Detroit politics?

In sports and politics, the past year has brought a few surprising results from the Motor City. The Detroit Lions are good this season, and a freshman Democratic congressman has been bucking a large faction of his party over some aspects of identity politics and support for Israel.

The Lions are enjoying their first truly great season in quite a few years. The team used to battle for the worst place in the NFL. In the 2008-09 season, the team went 0-16. In the 2021-22 season, they only won three games. Now, they appear to have turned a corner.

The Lions had a winning season in the 2022-23 season, but just barely, notching up nine wins and eight losses. In the 2023-24 season, they had 12 wins to five losses, and they aren’t done yet. Quarterbacked by Jared Goff, the team closed out the regular season
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