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Noah Arbit: Why I founded the Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus

American Jews have always excelled in community organizing. Some of the most prominent movement leaders of the past century have been Jewish: Saul Alinsky,...

Susan J. Demas: From Steve Bannon to Diamond & Silk, Trump...

President Donald Trump may have only done one 2020 campaign stop in must-win Michigan, but a slew of D-List minions have descended upon the...

Column: Michigan is failing children with tattered safety net 

As state legislators approve budgets for Fiscal Year 2020, it seems unlikely that anything will be done to rebuild the tattered safety net for...

Kara Hope: There’s no excuse for Michigan Republicans failing to act...

Many people are frustrated with the U.S. Senate for its failure to act on the expanded background checks legislation passed by the House. I...

Susan J. Demas: Dear Michigan Republicans: Your party never wins government...

Michigan is a mere 22 days away from a government shutdown (but who's counting?) and you might be confused as to why. It's actually pretty...

Told you so: Columnist floats Whitmer as Biden VP

I hate to say I told you so (OK, I so don't), but an Insider NJ columnist this week is out with a column...

Amy Greene: These women’s accomplishments tell another story of America

Two American Democratic representatives have been forbidden to enter Israel: “What are Trump and Netanyahu afraid of?” questioned the New York Times in an...

Brian Elder: On Labor Day, here’s why Michigan needs a working-class...

Organized labor didn’t just give rise to the auto industry; it gave birth to the American middle class.   These jobs set the standard around the...

Column: Worker-protection laws aren’t ready for an automated future

Science fiction has long imagined a future in which humans constantly interact with robots and intelligent machines. This future is already happening in warehouses and...

Rick Haglund: Warning light is flashing for Michigan’s auto industry

It’s been a great decade for Michigan’s critically important auto industry, which almost died 10 years ago during the Great Recession. Annual U.S. sales for...

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