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Alex Rossman: Public charge rule attacks immigrants and American values

In my 20-year career, I thought I had seen all of the tricks, maneuvers and strategies in the political procedure book.  But President Donald Trump...

Column: All public universities get private money, but some get much...

U.S. universities raised nearly $47 billion in the academic fiscal year that ended in mid-2018. This new record haul marked a 7% increase from...

Emily Durbin: Gun violence is preventable and it’s up to Michigan...

Americans have experienced so many mass shootings that we have a familiar ritual of how unspeakable tragedies are reported and how their impacts are...

After Ohio, Texas mass shootings, here’s the legislation Michigan’s GOP Legislature...

After two mass shootings within hours of each other on Saturday at an El Paso Walmart and outside a bar in Dayton, Ohio, there's...

Column: The Supreme Court decision that kept suburban schools segregated

America recently marked the 65-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education – a landmark case intended to abolish...

Ken Coleman: When it comes to L. Brooks Patterson’s bigotry, I...

L. Brooks Patterson, the longtime charismatic and curmudgeonly Oakland County executive, died on Saturday at age 80 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  Yes, I’m...

Column: Michigan must count all kids in 2020 census 

It might be hard to believe, but young people will be trickling into school over the coming weeks for a new year with friends....

Rick Haglund: Why fixing the damn roads is so damn hard

How in the world are we ever going to fix the damn roads? Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s signature policy prescription — boosting the gas tax...

Demas: Same-sex marriage has been legal for 4 years. A Michigan...

It's been a slow, simmering summer in Lansing. Republicans running the Michigan Legislature, who used to incessantly brag about their impressive fiscal prowess by finishing...

5 things to watch in this week’s Democratic debates in Detroit

After months of Democratic presidential candidates — plus Republican President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence — flocking to Michigan, the state is...

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