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Susan J. Demas: The majority backs Whitmer’s pandemic actions. But it...

If I were governor, most things would still be shut down in Michigan, including outdoor dining, malls and gyms that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has...

Rick Haglund: Blacks have lost ground in Michigan — and it’s...

In his long career as a University of Michigan labor economist, Don Grimes never focused his research on race-based income inequality. “I’ve always believed in...

Column: Michiganders need rent relief now

It’s been six months since COVID-19 emerged in Michigan, and to say that a lot has happened since then would be an understatement.  More than...

Jeff Timmer: Welcome back to Michigan, President Trump!

Dear President Trump, It’s been a while since you’ve physically darkened our doorstep. Yet, your ample shadow has managed to darken so much here in...

Column: Campus outbreaks of COVID-19 were almost guaranteed

Scientists have learned a few things over the past six months as the COVID-19 pandemic has continued. We’ve learned that the virus that causes...

Ron Bieber: The pandemic shows why we need to put workers...

Labor Day is obviously a big deal for Michigan’s labor movement. Were this a typical year, today we’d be marching in Detroit and many...

Susan J. Demas: We failed on COVID-19. An entire generation of...

Over the last week, my two teenagers went back to school online during fairly momentous times in their educational development. My youngest is a high...

Column: Broadening postpartum coverage could boost maternal health

About five months ago, I became a mom.  I met my daughter in the early hours of the morning, and the days since have been...

Rick Haglund: Why does Michigan still lag in the race to...

Local officials cheered Amazon’s recent announcement that it would build a $400 million distribution center, promising 1,200 jobs at the long-vacant Michigan State Fairgrounds...

Column: 5 ways higher education can be seen as hostile to...

Editor’s note: In 2019, Amy Bonomi, a women’s studies scholar at Michigan State University, co-edited “Women Leading Change: Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Cliff, and...

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