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In Michigan, the LG takes paternity leave

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist is set on Wednesday morning to kick off a criminal justice reform task force in Detroit. That comes after he...

Rick Haglund: Steering students into skilled trades alone won’t rebuild Michigan’s...

For decades, Michigan policymakers have focused on attracting more high school students into skilled trades and other plentiful good-paying jobs that don’t require four-year...

Column: Most of my family was wiped out by the Nazis....

Six million Jewish men, women and children were killed in the extermination camps of Nazi Germany. They were dehumanized by a government policy that...

Column: The 1990s are over. Remove Michigan’s felony drug ban on...

Since 1996, federal law has prohibited individuals with felony drug convictions and their families from receiving cash assistance from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)...

Kara Hope: Trump’s Title X changes threaten health care in Michigan

The war on reproductive freedom has multiple fronts here in Michigan.  On one front, petition signatures are being gathered to place two extreme anti-abortion measures...

Herbart and Hecker: Don’t gamble with school retirement funds for roads...

Some state lawmakers are proposing to dip into state retirement funds to pay for Michigan’s crumbling roads.  This dangerous idea should be rejected because it...

Column: A long-running immigration problem: The government sometimes detains and deports...

We are law professors who have studied civil litigation involving citizenship disputes and thousands of cases involving citizens caught up in immigration cases. That includes...

Susan J. Demas: Rick Snyder shows that civility is the last...

Hell hath no fury like a rich white man scorned, even in the face of a major American city being poisoned.  Former Gov. Rick Snyder’s...

Jennifer Ladino: Visiting national parks could change your thinking about patriotism

When I took a post-college job as a seasonal ranger at Grand Teton National Park 23 years ago, I noticed right away that my...

Jeff T. Wattrick: Marianne Williamson is the 2020 version of Pat...

Should we take Marianne Williamson’s presidential candidacy seriously?  Alex Pareene says yes because Williamson is the 2020 version of Donald Trump. Though she’s “aiming her...

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