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Column: Transgender people are Americans, too. It’s time we pass the...

There are 30 states in the United States that lack explicit protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. Michigan is one of them.   Transgender...

Julia Pulver: Abortion 101: Because our lawmakers need a refresher

Perhaps it’s been a long time since some had a high school health class or even basic studies in anatomy and physiology. Because there...

Lonnie Scott: Legislative Republicans offer no roads plan, only complaints

This week is infrastructure week, and Michigan is, once again, the poster child for crumbling infrastructure. Voters went to the polls last year and...

Susan J. Demas: What presidential hopefuls’ Michigan stops say about their...

With U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris’ two-day swing last week, Michigan has now been graced with the presence of most major 2020 presidential contenders. No fewer...

Karen Holcomb-Merrill: We must support our immigrant neighbors

As a United Church of Christ minister and advocate with the Michigan League for Public Policy, I am given a daily opportunity to practice...

Susan J. Demas: Trump’s dehumanizing abortion lie is about bringing home...

Hi, my name is Susan Demas and I’ve had a spontaneous abortion. That’s the technical term for a miscarriage, by the way, so you can...

Nancy Martorano Miller: One-party rule in 49 state legislatures reflects flaws...

Across the United States, Republicans control 30 statehouses and the Democrats control 18. That is the largest number of one-party controlled state legislatures since...

Column: America’s schools are crumbling — what will it take to...

When I was asked to support a federal lawsuit that says Detroit’s deteriorating schools were having a negative impact on students’ ability to learn,...

Susan J. Demas: Michigan GOP’s redistricting scam is part of national...

In politics, coverage is almost exclusively driven by the horserace: who’s winning and who’s losing. But in Michigan, a federal three-judge panel just unanimously ruled...

Rick Haglund: Michigan is running out of workers. That’s bad news...

Michigan has largely focused on boosting educational attainment and vocational skills to meet employers’ current and future workforce needs. But there’s a bigger issue threatening...

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