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Ken Coleman: Use your passion in your backyard. Detroiters got Detroit...

I covered last Friday’s George Floyd killing protest in downtown Detroit and was struck by the number of men and women who attended.  I saw...

Column: How to fix Michigan’s unemployment system for the long haul

Faced with record-breaking joblessness due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan has done an admirable job of quickly patching up its unemployment insurance system to...

Susan J. Demas: Some leaders have lost their humanity during COVID-19....

We hit a ghastly, unthinkable milestone in the coronavirus pandemic Wednesday, with more than 100,000 people losing their lives in our country. That's a...

Column: A majority of vaccine skeptics plan to refuse a COVID-19...

The availability of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus will likely play a key role in determining when Americans can return to life as...

Ken Coleman: Reactions to reported Kilpatrick prison release highlight nation’s racial...

As I watched my Twitter feed while news broke Friday suggesting former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s release from federal prison was imminent, it reminded...

Rick Haglund: Business owners, groups take different approaches on COVID-19 closures,...

Normally, the Bluebird Restaurant & Tavern in Leland would be serving hundreds of tourists and summer residents returning to this lovely lakefront town northwest...

Column: How Medicaid changes can us get through COVID-19, fiscal crises

In our high school social studies classes, one core topic is federalism — the shared authority between states and the federal government.  This relationship has...

Column: Bullies in charge: The ‘reopen’ crowd loves beating up on...

Wisconsin has been re-opened for business. Forcibly reopened, it turns out, by Republican legislative leaders and four state Supreme Court justices. In a messy...

Susan J. Demas: Help us tell the stories of coronavirus better

The small militia-organized rally last week at the Capitol was a depressing affair. Extremists dressed in ponchos (but generally without masks) carrying guns and wilting...

Column: Obamacare’s safety net protects many of the millions losing health...

The loss of 31 million jobs due to coronavirus has an added downside: 27 million have lost job-based health insurance. The worst may still...

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